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Tulloch Homes and Highland Council sign £6.1m contract to deliver new homes in Conon Bridge

By Iona M.J. MacDonald

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Tulloch have signed a deal with the council over the new Conon development.
Tulloch have signed a deal with the council over the new Conon development.

Tulloch Homes and Highland Council have signed a £6.1m contract to build 27 new homes in Conon Bridge.

Working with the council, Tulloch Homes will start work on the 3.9 acre site later this winter and expects to complete the homes in late 2025. The development will comprise a mix of social and mid-market rent and the company says that they will ensure local people have access to high-quality, energy efficient housing.

The news follows two recent planning consents that Tulloch Homes secured to deliver homes in Conon Bridge South and Conon Bridge Riverford.

Sandy Grant, managing director of Tulloch Homes, said: “We have been working collaboratively with The Highland Council to agree this development which represents positive news for the community and will ensure high calibre homes are available locally, particularly with the introduction of homes for mid-market rent for hard working households.

“We know there is a need for both private and affordable homes and with the development of the freeport this will only become more acute, so we are pleased to be part of delivering this essential infrastructure.”

There had however been debate at the recent north planning meeting over the need for road safety improvements at the Conon junction with the A835 which has seen a number of accidents down the years.

The Highland Council’s, housing and property committee chair, Cllr Glynis Campbell Sinclair said: “Affordable housing is a key priority in the Council’s Programme and working collaboratively with Tulloch Homes to build new affordable homes in Conon Bridge, makes our commitment to delivering affordable, sustainable and energy efficient housing a reality. We have invested £6.1m in this project for 27 new affordable homes, allowing people, the opportunity to prosper and grow and in turn, supporting wider economic growth."

Calum MacPherson, CEO of Inverness and Cromarty Firth Green Freeport said: “The success of the freeport will depend on collaboration between the public and private sector, so it is heartening to see contracts such as this agreed. We have the potential to future-proof the Highlands through job and wealth creation and a key part of this is ensuring workers have somewhere to call home, which is why we warmly welcome this news.”

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