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:

Arbroath Little Cairnie

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Edzell Eskside

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Enquiries should initially be directed through Thorntons Property but can also be sent to



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





New Build Affordable Housing Target Met


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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                                                                 An impression of the new homes to be built in Newtyle.

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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Discounted value affordable house for sale in Arbroath

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

Discounted value affordable housing is available for sale on the Little Cairnie development in Arbroath

2 bed house

For discounted sale:   2 bedroomed house

Estimated completion date:   March 2019

The full details of the property are on Thorntons website

Applicants for discounted sale units must:

  • have household income lower than £28,739 (single person) or £43,928 (couple)
  • be normally resident, or employed, in Angus
  • have a demonstrable housing need

Our Housing Developments Website gives more details about this project.

Delivering New Affordable Housing in Angus


Our ambitious Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) was approved by Councillors this week. It plans to deliver more than 600 new affordable homes in Angus by March 2024. This will be delivered in partnership with our housing association partners to provide affordable homes for social rent across Angus. The investment plan has been submitted to the Scottish Government for approval.

The plans set out how best to use over £44 million from the Affordable Housing Supply Programme for building affordable homes in Angus to meet housing need and create places that people can be proud to call home.

Communities Convener, Cllr Mark Salmond said:

This is an ambitious investment plan, but one that with our housing partners, we are committed to delivering upon. Everyone should have access to good quality, affordable housing and a place to call home. This investment will help us deliver that as well as support plans, also approved by the Council today, to ensure people who experience homelessness can access settled housing as quickly as possible.

We want people and families to feel that where they live provides much more than just a roof over their heads. We are committed to delivering good quality, safe, secure, sustainable and affordable housing within environments that meet people’s needs. That includes adapted, specialist and supported housing.

This announcement is also great news for the construction sector in Angus, bringing the certainty that comes from knowing there will be continued investment in house-building from the Council and our housing association partners.

New Affordable Homes Completed at Viewmount, Forfar

More new homes have been delivered as part of our Affordable Housing Supply Programme as tenants moved into the Viewmount development in Forfar.

Eleven attractive new quality semi-detached houses, with secure gardens, and a parking spaces for 21 vehicles have replaced unpopular multi-storey flats and are occupied by new tenants.



The Shields/Paterson family outside their new home


Four of the properties are suitable for householders with disabilities and with special housing needs as the properties benefit from facilities such as: door entry systems, widened hallways and doorways, level access entries and showers, adjustable kitchen worktops, future-proofed ceilings that can accommodate hoists and double parking spaces.

All of the properties are supplied with solar panels, high levels of insulation and ventilation.



The Shields/Paterson family with elected members and other personnel involved with the Viewmount development.


Communities Convener Craig Fotheringham said: “It is a pleasure to see tenants settling in to their new surroundings. Having seen the old, unloved flats demolished, we are sure that tenants will be proud to call these splendid new houses home. We placed a high priority on tenant inclusion, with our communities team working closely with local residents and groups to deliver a new entrance to Reid Park and a new path from Steele Park as part of this project. That community engagement has continued throughout.”

Alan Watt, chairperson of community group Viewmount Voices said: “The new build is now complete and is looking good. Once the tenants have settled in, I will introduce myself and inform them about Viewmount Voices and we hope they will be interested in coming along.”



The Shields/Paterson family outside their new home.


Communities vice-convener, Lois Speed added: “The creation of these new homes and the improvement of the open spaces around them undoubtedly enhances the Viewmount area. We are not only creating places that people are proud to call home – we are creating spaces where people are happy to live, work, visit and play. At the same time, Viewmount increases the housing choices for people living with disability and who have special housing needs, which is one of the key actions in the Local Housing Strategy.”



(L to R) Scott Hadden (Hadden Construction), John Morrow, Ian Kennedy, Mr Burns & John Wares from Viewmount Voices Cllr Colin Brown, Cllr Lynne Devine, Yvonne Watt from Viewmount Voices, Cllr Ian McLaren, Cllr Lois Speed, Stewart Ball, Catherine Johnson, Lynsey Dey, Anna Hondzio


Scott Hadden, chairman of contractors Hadden Group, said: “We are very proud of our role in delivering these new homes for Forfar in partnership with Angus Council. Across the project, the team has worked very hard to deliver attractive, affordable homes without compromising on a desire to create a sustainable development that is sympathetic to the surrounding area.”




Garden at the rear of the one of Viewmount new properties

Building Work Starts at Arbroath’s Abbey Quarter

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Works has begun in the last week on our Abbey Quarter project to deliver 40 new affordable Council homes for rent in the former Guthrie Hill/Smithy Croft area. The construction company  Hadden Group has been appointed to build the Abbey Quarter homes.

Councillor Craig Fotheringham, Communities convener, and Communities vice-convener Lois Speed met with other Arbroath elected members and Angus Council officials on site to mark the occasion.

Councillor Fotheringham said: “Arbroath Abbey is historically and culturally important and the new development will improve this previously unpopular area to become a place where people can enjoy life and living. I am delighted to see the start of this two-year project, which is supported by the Scottish Government Affordable Housing Supply Programme. It will deliver modern low-rise affordable Council accommodation for single people, couples and families, within an environment that has open spaces, landscaped areas and dedicated parking. The Abbey Quarter development will complement and enhance the approach to the Abbey and improve accessibility to Arbroath’s High Street retail area.”

Vice-convener, Councillor Speed said: “I’m looking forward to seeing this exciting new Council development take shape. We are providing modern sustainable homes within a sustainable environment in a way that is sympathetic to the project’s historic surroundings. Housing that will improve people’s quality of life and create places that people are proud to call home.”

Stephen Lynas, Business Development Director of Hadden Group, who have been appointed for the construction works, said: “We’re extremely pleased to be continuing our excellent working relationship with Angus Council which has developed over a number of housing projects and look forward to delivering much needed affordable homes by Arbroath Abbey.”

Photos from the event

Abbey Quarter PR event 29.11.2017


Abbey Quarter is the latest development of the Angus Council . It is one of a number of sites that have been recently delivered or are underway to meet our target to deliver 350 new affordable homes over the next five years. For more information on the development see the Abbey Quarter short video.

To find out about  our other housing developments visit the Housing Developments website.

Viewmount New-Build Meet & Greet

We held an event for tenants of the new properties at Viewmount, Forfar. Tenants were able to discuss kitchen choices with Technical Officers, speak to Architects about designs, speak to the Landscape Services Officer about improvements to the park and meet the staff from the local housing office. Occupational Therapists were also available for people with medical needs. All prospective tenants were delighted about the level of involvement they have had with the new development and their children had a great time making Play Do and smoothies (not to be mixed up!:)).

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Photos from the event



Involving our customers in our new-build projects before completion gives us a chance to tailor the finished product to their preferences, to make sure they are happier in their homes, and take pride in the place where they live. It also gives us important customer feedback on the designs and the process, so that we can improve things where we need to. Also, by giving our new tenants a chance to meet their neighbours, we hope they will already feel part of the community, and be less anxious about the upheaval of moving home.

For affordable developments currently underway visit our Housing Development webpage.


Launch of New Affordable Housing Development Webpages

Anyone interested in affordable housing in Angus can now new web pages.

The new web pages provide information on location and type of homes being built, the developer, the expected completion dates, and how to apply.

New developments currently available to view on the new web pages are:

  • East Muirlands and Noran Avenue in Arbroath,
  • Anderson Street in Carnoustie,
  • Chapelpark and Viewmount in Forfar and
  • Ashludie in Monifieth.

These new web pages are part of our commitment to provide better information about new affordable housing in Angus.

Photo of John Morrow and Patricia Millar and the new website

Pictured at the launch of the pages are John Morrow, Service Manager – Housing and Patricia Millar BEM from the Tenants’ Steering Group