Plans to deliver almost one thousand new affordable homes for Argyll and Bute over the next five years received full support at a council meeting today.
The decision to approve the plan means there is potential to deliver 247 affordable homes this year and more than 750 units in the coming years.
The proposals are set out in the latest update to the Council’s Strategic Housing Investment plan (SHIP) which outlines housing development priorities for the region for 2023/24 - 2027/28.
The plan includes investment priorities for affordable housing, the resources required and details collaboration with key partner organisations.
Councillor Robin Currie, Policy Lead for the Economy and Rural Growth:
“Investing in and delivering quality affordable housing is a key element in creating vibrant, prosperous and thriving local communities across Argyll and Bute.
“We are committed to working with our partners to further strengthen our affordable housing sector which, in turn, will boost the area’s attraction as a place to live and work, encourage further investment and strengthen our local economy.”
The Local Housing Strategy 2022/23 – 2026/27, and a summary document, are available on the council website, along with a range of supporting materials, including the Argyll and Bute Housing Need and Demand Assessment 2021: Local Housing Strategy and Housing Need and Demand Assessment (argyll-bute.gov.uk)