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Celebration as Strathpeffer homes at Kinellan handed over to Highland Council to help plug gap in supply of social housing


By Hector MacKenzie

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Pictured outside one of the new homes are Councillor Ian Cockburn and acting principal housing officer, Janice Neil.
Pictured outside one of the new homes are Councillor Ian Cockburn and acting principal housing officer, Janice Neil.

THE latest homes in a new Ross-shire housing development have been handed over to Highland Council, helping to plug a gap in provision.

The local authority said it is delighted to have taken possession of a further ten new homes at Kinellan in Strathpeffer.

The phased handovers of small groups of properties in the Kinellan development have added a total of 21 new homes to the council’s housing stock, including a range of wheelchair accessible properties and a number of family homes.

Funding for the new-builds has come from the Scottish Government and Highland Council.

Partners HHA, Bracewell Stirling, Compass Building and Construction Services, Stuart Burke and Kiloh Associates, Helica and Armour and Partners have been thanked for their dedication to the project of delivering affordable and energy-efficient homes in the region.

Chairman of the council’s Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh committee, Councillor Ian Cockburn visited the site to look around the last properties to be handed over.

He said: “It’s great to see the development finished and tenants moving in. We are short of good social housing in the Highlands, so this is an excellent addition to Strathpeffer. I hope to see an introduction of more social housing to Ward 5 in the future.”

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