Community Housing Project
With funding from the Scottish Land Fund and the Rural Housing Fund, we undertook a feasibility study with Highland Small Communities Housing Trust and Sam Foster Architects to look at an area of land that’s currently for sale for a potential housing project. Between 6 and 12 houses could be developed on the site with a range of tenures to meet local need, identified in our housing needs survey in 2018. Following the feasibility study, we applied to the Scottish Land Fund to purchase the plot and were successfully awarded £234,400. This funding will cover the purchase of the land, legal fees and a Project Officer to manage the project.
In 2019 we held two open consultation days, in April and June, to gather people’s views and priorities for the project, led by Sam Foster Architects. The design team then came up with some suggested housing and site plans. The final designs will be put together by the contractor undertaking the build and the feedback from the community has formed part of the project brief. The final plans will be available to view from March 2020.
We hope that the construction of 6 new homes and 4 self-build plots will begin in Spring 2020.