Affordable housing for Kirkliston

Councillor Norman Work helps celebrate completion of scheme.
Councillor Norman Work helps celebrate completion of scheme.
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A £10 million housing development at Kirkliston, which saw 162 new homes being built, has just been completed.

Around half of the homes will be available to those on City of Edinburgh Council’s waiting list for rental properties.

The remainder will be available to rent to people with a household income of less than £36,000 at about 80 per cent of a typical private rent.

Barratt Homes worked with affordable housing provider Home Scotland to develop the new homes.

Mansoor Ali, of Barratt Homes, said he was pleased by the working relationship.

He added: “It is great to see the final phase of affordable housing completed in the Kirkliston development.’’

Councillor Norman Work said: “I know the residents of Kirkliston will take every opportunity to bid for houses through the EDIndex system.”

Stuart Dixon of Home Scotland said:”As a not-for-profit house provider we are focused on providing high quality homes for those who need them.”

The homes have been fitted with carpets, blinds, kitchen appliances and satellite TV.

The houses were built with a grant of £6.48 million from the council. Barratt and Home Scotland who have worked to provide affordable housing at three other Edinburgh sites.