Joint venture delivers latest affordable homes

Neil Clapperton of GHA with Barry Davidson of Barratts
Neil Clapperton of GHA with Barry Davidson of Barratts

The first tenants to access housing through Grampian Housing Association’s new choice based lettings system have moved in at Inverurie.

The Association joined Homehunt North East Scotland (NES) in March to give applicants more choice about where they would like to live.

The Osprey Heights homes are also the first to be supplied in the North East by Our Power, a new independent energy supply company and the first in the UK operating on a non-profit distributing basis, offering lower cost heat and power to social housing tenants and their communities

Gordon Edwards, chair of Grampian Housing Association (GHA), said: “We are aware of the need for affordable housing in the market and it is only with the support of the Scottish Government and Aberdeenshire Council that enables us to build new, high quality affordable homes.”

“Grampian Housing Association is one of the three local based Registered Social Landlords who are committed to building affordable and low cost homes in Aberdeenshire over the next five years.

“Osprey Heights and our other developments across Aberdeenshire, will mean Grampian Housing Association starts its commitment by providing 118 new affordable homes by the end of 2017.”

A further 58 properties for social and intermediate rent will be under construction in 2016 at Barratt North Scotland developments in Inverurie, Newmachar and Kemnay.