New affordable homes for Kirkintilloch


Tuesday, 2 July, 2019

East Dunbartonshire Council's Planning Board has given the green light for 38 new affordable homes to be built in Kirkintilloch.

The Board approved planning consent for the demolition of the former Lairdsland Primary School on Kerr Street to allow the construction of the new homes, at its meeting on Tuesday.

Work on the new flats, which will consist of two blocks of 12 one bedroom and 26 two bedroom flats with car parking and a public landscaped courtyard, is anticipated to start early in the new year.

Councillor Billy Hendry, Convener of the Council’s Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets Committee, said, "The development of these flats is exciting news at a time when the demand for affordable homes in East Dunbartonshire continues to grow.

“This site forms part of the Council’s affordable housing investment programme, which will deliver around 250 homes over the next two to three years, helping to meet the needs of local people who are finding it increasingly difficult to get on the housing ladder."

Residents had the chance to find out more, offer their feedback and comments on the plans for this new residential development at an information session, which was held in August 2018.

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