Academy Court – Up for a Host of Awards

 

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The Academy Court housing development was opened in July this year and has already been entered and shortlisted for various awards:

starMJ Awards – the project was commended in the Best Social Housing Initiative category

starInside Housing Development Awards –the development is one of the finalists in the Best affordable housing development (26 -70 homes) category

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The Inside Housing Development Awards are an opportunity for landlords, developers and architects to enter their best developments and teams to be recognised in the UK.

An expert panel of judges has short listed entries across 14 categories for 2018 and will subsequently meet to discuss and decide the eventual winners, which will be revealed on Thursday 29 November.

starSURF Awards – shortlisted

The purpose of the SURF Awards is:

  • To recognise and reward best practice and innovation in community regeneration;
  • To promote and disseminate best practice across Scotland as means of sharing knowledge and experience, and thereby enhancing future policy and practice;
  • To highlight the role that regeneration projects have in improving the wellbeings panel of 20 judges, drawn from national bodies and community groups, have agreed upon 15 shortlisted projects for 2018. The judging panel visited on 25 October for a presentation and visit to the site, results will be announced on 6 December.

starDundee Institute of Architects – shortlisted in the Best Group Housing and Regeneration Category.

Judges visited the site on Wednesday 10 October and winners will be announced on 15 November 2018.

starAngus Design Awards – Awards and commendations will be announced spring 2019. Submissions are invited for completed developments that have had a positive impact within the local area.

 

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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

 

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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.

 

Angus Affordable Housing Supply – Government Funding

The Scottish Government recently announced funding for affordable housing up to 2020/21 for the Angus area.

This follows on from the previously announced funding levels for 2017/18.

Our funding for the next 4 years will be:

2017/18 £5.754m
2018-19 £7.511m
2019-20 £8.497m
2020-21 £9.066m

For more details see the Scottish Government websitescot Gov

The Council manages the Affordable Housing Supply Programme in Angus by working with the Scottish Government, Housing Associations and developers.

Our aim is to ensure a robust, long term programme to assist the Scottish Government to meet their target of building 50,000 affordable homes by 2021.

The recent announcement on subsidy levels provides the certainty needed to ensure these long-term objectives are met.

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