Planning approval granted for affordable housing scheme in Montrose

We are pleased to have planning approval to build 10 new affordable houses for rent in Montrose.

Situated on land previously used by the Rosehill Resource Centre, this new project in Coronation Way will be another valuable addition to social rented accommodation in Montrose. This project is partly funded by the Scottish Government.

Our Convener of Communities, Cllr Mark Salmond said:

I am delighted we have secured planning permission to build 10 high-quality affordable homes at Coronation Avenue. This new development will increase the stock of council housing in the area at a time when the demand for affordable homes continues to be high.

The site, which will comprise of a mix of one, two and three-bedroom properties, will have its own access from Forties Road. Not only will these new spacious homes provide families with safe, secure tenancies, they will be low-cost to heat and run, thanks to high levels of energy efficiency built in to the design.

The development will fit in to its surroundings by incorporating sympathetic design features such as part brick boundary facings, and wildflower meadows along the roadside. Existing trees on the site will be retained where possible, with additional native species being planted too.


Green-Fingered Montrose Residents Transform Overgrown Garden Area

A group of residents in Traill Terrace, Montrose  contacted with their local housing officer to find out how to go about bringing an overgrown untidy area at the back of their flats back into use. The area had become significantly overgrown and residents did not have the necessary tools to tackle the job on their own.

Bill Takhar, Housing Officer, contacted Sandra Livingston, Communities Officer and they arranged a meeting with the residents to discuss what might be done. Everyone put their heads together and came up with 2 plans: 

 Plan A – Sandra would seek assistance from the Community Payback Officer to start the ball rolling with a clean-up of the area and residents made a firm commitment to keeping the area tidy and,

Plan B – if the Community Payback Officer couldn’t help, residents would do the clean-up with support from Bill who help residents get the waste to the recycling centre by bringing in the Community Housing Assistants and their van.

The Community Payback team were unable to help, but the residents carried out Plan B. The clean-up of the area went ahead and residents are very pleased at the results of their efforts and are committed to keeping the area tidy in future. A small community vegetable plot has also taken root! The before and after pictures tell a great story.






New Bathroom Roadshow is a Go-Go!

Our 7-year Bathroom Replacement Programme is starting in the Brechin and Montrose area, and we continue to work closely with our main contractor MPS Housing Ltd. 


MPS Housing Ltd. is holding drop-in sessions to give our tenants an opportunity to meet the team, see the products and ask any questions.  Details of this event are below;

Where – The Crickety, Caldhame Place, Brechin, DD9 7EB

When – Tuesday 15 October 2019

Times – 1pm to 3pm and 4pm to 6pm

Even if you have not been notified of a bathroom replacement in your area please  come along and see what will be available in the future.

We look forward to seeing you there.