Work is now underway on a new housing development at Lochore Terrace in Darvel. This site is a key part of the Council’s strategic priority of promoting town centre living and will provide thirteen new build affordable homes for rent.
There will be four three bedroom family homes and four two bedroom family homes which will face onto West Donnington Street, while within a courtyard on the site there will be a further four two bedroom bungalows and a two bedroom home suitable for wheelchair users, which will have an integral car port.
Councillor Douglas Reid, Leader of the Council and Councillor Alan Brown, Spokesperson for Strategic Planning, Management and Resources visited the site to perform the official sod cut.
Councillor Alan Brown, who was joined by fellow local member Councillor Bobby McDill, said: “Throughout East Ayrshire new homes are being built within our town centres, transforming the lives of our tenants and regenerating areas which have lain empty for many years.
“Creating affordable homes, supporting the local building industry and creating jobs for local people; the housing building programme within East Ayrshire is changing both lives and the local townscape. I was delighted to perform the official sod cut and will be keeping myself up to date with progress on site throughout the build.”
Built in partnership with Crudens Building and Renewals and supported by funding from the Scottish Government; work commenced on site in February and the homes are due for completion early in 2016.