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Developers to build 95 homes at Culloden West site in Stratton, Inverness


By Staff Reporter


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Stratton Smithton locator..Barn Church Road runs through the area which will be called Stratton...Stratton Smithton locator.Picture: Gair Fraser. Image No. ..

ALBYN Housing Society and national housebuilder Barratt Homes have joined forces to build 95 homes on the Culloden West site in Stratton, Inverness.

The site will be developed in three phases. The first phase of 42 one and two bedroom apartments is due for completion in September 2019.

Phases two and three are due for completion by March 2020 and will feature a range of terraced, semi-detached and detached family homes.

Once finished, the development will comprise 73 homes which will be available for social rent through Albyn Housing Society, along with 12 for mid-market rent and 10 available to buy through the LIFT (Low Cost Initiative for First Time Buyers) scheme.

Albyn chief executive Calum Macaulay said: “Working with a reputable house builder like Barratt Homes gives the people of the Highlands the reassurance that we are committed to delivering quality, affordable homes.

“We aim to provide homes in attractive, integrated communities that are close to schools, essential amenities and other services. As an exciting new area of our bustling Highland capital, the site at Stratton is an excellent place in which to invest in new homes.

“We are committed to bringing 750 new homes to the Highlands by 2020 and this new site at Stratton in Inverness is central to this plan.”

Scott Pettit, technical director at Barratt North Scotland, added: “These new phases at Culloden West is evidence of our continued partnership with Albyn Housing Society in delivering good-quality affordable homes to the local community, whilst creating an exciting new neighbourhood.”

The £5 million develop-
ment has received over £2.8 million in grant funding from the Scottish Government

Kevin Stewart MSP, Scotland’s housing minister, said: “I am delighted to see the progress and the opportunity that the Highland Infrastructure Fund has created to deliver these new affordable homes.

“Working with Albyn Housing Society and partners, the Scottish Government is investing over £6.6 million in this phase of the overall Stratton development, creating a mix of affordable housing options to suit a variety of needs.”



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