New homes will be built across Stirling over the next five years

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Stirling Council has outlined plans to deliver affordable homes across the region to benefit all of its communities. 

The Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) 2021/22 to 2025/26 sets out the council’s approach to how they will invest and deliver affordable housing throughout Stirling over the next five years. 

They aim to create more than 1,400 homes across the region.

The majority of the housing will be delivered by Stirling Council, Forth Housing Association and, Rural Stirling Housing Association. 

Most of the developments are already underway, like the new council housing being built in Dunblane, Bannockburn and Raploch, and Rural Stirling Housing Association’s development in Callander. 

As well as new homes being built the Council hopes the SHIP project will increase economic activity in the area, create more jobs and training opportunities in the construction sector, reduce fuel poverty and, help support the regeneration activity in Raploch and Cornton. 

Housing Portfolio holder, Councillor Evelyn Tweed said: “Stirling Council is committed to providing new affordable housing and the Scottish Government’s recent announcement of £500 million of funding for new affordable housing in 2021 will support the Council and partner organisations to build more affordable housing in towns and villages across Stirling.”

Depute Portfolio holder for Housing, Councillor Danny Gibson, said: “This Plan will see the provision of more affordable and energy efficient homes, which will see lower fuel bills for many more households and this reduces the risk of people living in fuel poverty.”

Depute Portfolio holder for Housing, Councillor Alasdair MacPherson said: “Our ambitious Strategic Housing Investment Plan also sets a target for the development of housing suitable for wheelchair users to ensure that we provide more housing for those with a disability across the region.”

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