Council spring into action with £6.5m house investment

George Alexander -
George Alexander – excellent news for people waiting on rented homes.

OVER FIFTY NEW Council homes are to be built in Moray following an agreement by Councillors today to accept tenders from Elgin-based Springfield Properties.

In total 51 new homes will be built by Springfield who had submitted three tenders totalling £6.5million for homes to be created at Ferrylea in Forres, Linkwood Steadings in Elgin and Barhill Road in Buckie.

Almost half the cost – £3million – will be provided by the Scottish Government, with 20 homes being built at the Forres site, 15 in Buckie and 16 in Elgin.

The agreement ensures that Moray Council will this year meet their undertaking to build 50 new council homes each year for the next decade, helping the local authority to meet demands for affordable housing in the region.

Following today’s policy and resources committee meeting, chair of the communities committee, Councillor George Alexander, said: “This is excellent news for those waiting for rented housing in Moray and it shows that the council is determined to uphold its promise to build a minimum of 50 affordable houses annually for the next 10 years while maintaining the lowest average council house rents in Scotland.”