New high quality affordable homes in Crombie
Archived news: published on Tuesday 17 Sep 2019 by Fife Council
Cllr Judy Hamilton with Catherine and Shaun
Tenants have been moving into a new council housing project in Crombie. The development has been built on the site of the former Crombie Primary School and consists of 14 new affordable houses with a mix of two and three bed bungalows and two, three and four bed houses. The project is part of Fife Council’s ambitious Affordable Housing Programme that is increasing the number of affordable houses across Fife. Where possible the Council is putting sites and buildings that are no longer being used back into use.
Councillor Judy Hamilton, Convener of Fife Council's Community and Housing Services Committee has been visiting tenants who have just moved into their new houses.
She said: “ It's fantastic to see tenants moving in and enjoying their new homes. This development is part of the much needed high quality council housing that Fife Council is absolutely committed to providing in our local communities. The houses have been built to be warmer, drier, healthier for people across Fife. Our Affordable Housing programme is one of the biggest in Scotland and in addition to providing more housing it is also about creating jobs and apprenticeships, supporting the Fife economy and the construction industry.
Fife Council's Affordable Housing programme has been designed by listening and talking to communities, and we have prioritised the building of new houses where they are needed. This new development in Crombie is one of a number of sites where construction is underway to meet the Council’s commitment to deliver 3500 new affordable homes by 2022. The council has committed £114 million to meet future housing needs."
New tenant Catherine McQuillan who moved in recently with her son Shaun said: "We moved from an upstairs downstairs house to a two bed wheelchair bungalow which is far more suitable for Shaun who is disabled. Shaun had a lot of problems with the stairs in our previous home and it was becoming less and less suitable for him with bathing facilities becoming too difficult to use. Shaun can now manage around the new house safely himself. He is managing to use the adapted bathroom and kitchen and is able cook for himself which makes him less dependant on me. We feel happy here and this is now Shaun's forever home because it will be suitable for any future needs he might have."
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