Affordable housing For Sale – Shared Equity in Arbroath

Caledonia Housing Association has 14 properties for sale on the Shared Equity scheme at Monarch’s Rise in Arbroath. There are 4 two-bedroom properties, 8 three-bedroom, and 2 four-bedroom properties at the Stewart Milne Homes Development in Arbroath.

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If you want to own your own home, but are on a low income, this is an opportunity that might interest you. The New Supply Shared Equity (NSSE) scheme gives the opportunity to buy a new-build home without having to fund the entire cost, receiving help from Scottish Government grants.

You can get further information about the properties with details of the Scottish Government’s Shared Equity scheme, or if you want to check if you can apply, visit Caledonia Housing Association’s website.

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Discounted value affordable housing available in Edzell and Arbroath

Discounted value affordable housing is now available in Edzell and Arbroath. Follow the links for more specific information about these properties:

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Enquiries should initially be directed through Thorntons Property but can also be sent to affordablehousingteam@angus.gov.uk

 

Keeping Newtyle School Children Safe

Our contractor, Bancon Construction, recently visited Newtyle Primary School to undertake a safety talk with the children at the school. Bancon are building 12 new council houses on a site next to the school.

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Dawn Kane, Business Development Manager at Bancon said:

“Health and safety is our no. 1 priority, not only on site but within our communities.  Safeguarding of the children at Newtyle Primary School is extremely important due to our construction activities taking place next to the school.  The first step in our safety measures was to present a safety talk during an assembly to make the children aware of the works taking place, what they can expect to see and the dangers that will be around them, albeit the other side of the fence! The children will now participate in a competition to design a safety poster to show us what they learned from the presentation. Our industry is experiencing a skills shortage and gender gap and we hope that our work with schools gives some of the children the inspiration to pursue a career in the construction industry.”

The development, which is due to complete early next year is contributing to our target of 120 new supply affordable homes each year. If you would like to see all the current affordable housing developments in Angus, you can visit our Housing Developments webpage.

Our Plans to Increase Affordable Housing in Angus

Our aspiring Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) was approved by Councillors last week.

The SHIP was developed in partnership with Housing Associations and the Angus Health and Social Care Partnership, along with our own planning and property services sections. The main purpose of the Plan is to set out the investment priorities for affordable housing over a five year period.

The SHIP makes sure we and our partners deliver housing which meets the needs of the local community and informs Scottish Government investment decisions. It includes affordable housing supply through new build, replacement, renovation and re-modelling.

We and our partners aim to deliver 120 new affordable homes each year, significantly increasing development over the lifetime of the LHS and beyond. This target was exceeded in 2018/19 with 128 units delivered across Angus. Up to the end of August 2019, 38 units have been completed, and it’s likely that the target of 120 units will be exceeded again this year.

Funding for affordable housing has been increased in recent years to meet the national target of 50,000 affordable homes within the lifetime of the current Scottish parliament. Our SHIP estimates that around 510 units could be delivered in the period to 2024/25, with the Council set to deliver around 272 of those homes.

Low Cost Home Ownership Opportunity in Edzell

We have 3 properties available at a discounted price in a new housing development in Edzell that is due for completion in August 2019.

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To qualify, you must live or work within, the local Government Ward of Brechin and Edzell, have a gross household salary not exceeding £29,314 (single) and £44,807 (couple), and have a demonstrable housing need.

The discounted sales price of these units is £134,421.

If you meet the criteria and want to note an interest, please contact the developer, DLB , by email or call 07501 430942.

We work closely with developers in the area to ensure that Angus residents can access a range of affordable housing options as part of the developers’ planning obligations on qualifying sites.

If you want to find out more about this, or any other affordable housing being built now in Angus, please visit our housing development webpage .

Hurry! One Discounted Value Affordable House Remains for Sale in Arbroath

For discounted sale:   2 bedroomed house, Plot 22 at Little Cairnie

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One discounted value affordable housing unit is still available at the Little Cairnie development in Arbroath.

The full details of the property are on Thorntons website

To qualify you must meet certain conditions including:

  • Have a household income lower than £29,314 (single person) or £44,807 (couple)
  • Be normally resident, or employed in the relevant area of Angus, and
  • Have a demonstrable housing need

If you are interested in this discounted sale property please see our full list of conditions below:

Little Cairnie Discounted Affordable Housing Guidance for Purchasers

 

 

 

 

The Earl and Countess of Forfar Visit Academy Court

 

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Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, the Earl and Countess of Forfar, visited Forfar yesterday.

On a fine sunny day, they were received by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Angus Georgiana Osborne, Angus Provost Ronnie Proctor and our Chief Executive Margo Williamson.

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During their visit, their Royal Highnesses walked in the town centre and visited Academy Court to meet with the residents there.

New Build Affordable Housing Target Met

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We can confirm that we have met our 2018/19 target for new build affordable homes, with 33 Council and 95 Housing Association properties delivered through the Affordable Housing Supply Programme!

The Scottish Government allocates money each year to part fund affordable housing projects to help achieve their target of 50,000 new supply affordable homes over the lifetime of the parliament.  If councils don’t spend their allocated funds, it goes back into a ring-fenced housing fund.

For the second year running our Angus programme was able to claim more than its allocated funding, due to slippage elsewhere.

This year over £8m of grant money was claimed which is a substantial increase from previous years.

To find out what affordable housing is happening in your area, check out our Housing Development pages.

New Affordable Housing at Newtyle

 

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Work has officially begun on our new housing in Newtyle .The company Bancon Construction has been appointed to build 12 new  homes for affordable rent.

Communities Convener, Cllr Mark Salmond said

This is great news for Newtyle and indeed for Angus. As a council, we pride ourselves in investing in new homes across the whole of our county – in our towns and more rural areas, such as Newtyle. It is vital that we provide families with the opportunity to access high quality affordable accommodation in villages, so they can stay within our smaller communities, ensuring that they are sustained and thrive. Newtyle is well served by a range of local services and is ideally located for people who need or want to work in nearby towns and cities across Tayside. Demand for affordable homes has risen in Newtyle over recent years as pressure on existing housing has increased. We want Angus to be a great place to live, work and visit. Those aspirations are achieved through projects such as this – Creating places that people are proud to call home.

Communities vice-convener, Cllr Tommy Stewart and Provost of Angus, Ronnie Proctor were joined by local elected members as well as members of the community, officers from the Council’s Housing Service and representatives of the contractor Bancon Construction.

Here are some photos from the ground-breaking ceremony.

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Affordable Housing for Sale – Shared Equity Scheme at Strathmore Fields Forfar

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If you want to own your own home, but are on a low income, here’s an opportunity that might interest you.

Angus Housing Association, in conjunction with Guild Homes, offer 8 three-bedroom houses and 6 two-bedroom houses to buy under the Scottish Government’s New Supply Shared Equity Scheme.

If you are interested in the scheme and want to check if you can apply, please contact Thorntons Solicitors on 01382 229111, or visit their website.

For the full details of the properties check the Angus Housing Association and Thorntons websites and our Housing Development Website.