Plans approved for affordable housing project in Kilmarnock

January 13, 2019 by  

East Ayrshire Council has had its plans for an ambitious project to construct hundreds on new affordable homes in Kilmarnock over the next few years approved.

The authority has plans to build over 300 new affordable council properties in the town across the next half-decade, which is part of a wider house-building project that will take in the entire region. This is expected to cost around £55 million to complete and it has been given the nod by the council’s cabinet members, but feasibility checks still need to be carried out.

Under the proposal, 20 new homes designed for those with disabilities would be built at Hill Street, Witchhill Place and Witch Road, while a site adjacent to Ayrshire College would be used for 50 new housing association homes. Brochure printing is often used to showcase houses after they have been built.

According to the Daily Record, Douglas Reid from the council, said:

“Over the past two years our teams have been undertaking a thorough review of the council’s housing stock and implementing a range of actions to ensure that our houses meet the needs of our tenants.”

The biggest development would be in the Treesbank area of Kilmarnock, where 100 affordable homes would be constructed, with Kennedy Drive, Riccarton and Bellevue Gardens being some of the chosen sites.