Strategic Housing Investment Plan

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A NEW REPORT setting out Dundee’s affordable housing priorities for the next five years aims to ensure that the city continues to successfully deliver new-build affordable housing for rent.

The Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) also reveals that more than 700 affordable new homes have recently been commissioned in the city, all due to come on stream by early 2025.

Mark Flynn, convener of Dundee City Council’s neighbourhood resources, housing and estate management committee said: “In addition to those 714 homes where contractors are already on site or due to start this financial year, a further 554 are in the plan for 2025/26, with the same amount again before the completion of this rolling five-year strategy in 2029.

“Much of the investment and development of social housing suitable for 21st century living will be in the city’s historical and traditional communities, including the city centre, as the SHIP looks to support the delivery of the City Centre Strategic Plan.

“Having a plan is all very well but we would be unable to deliver on these ambitions without support from our partners, including the Scottish Government, which has indicated that £89.1m in resources will be available to build new social housing in the city by 2025/26.

“Other Registered Social Landlords also play a vital part in delivering for the people of Dundee, and in ensuring that the supply of affordable accommodation continues to increase.”

According to the SHIP. the council will work with partners to ensure that all new build properties constructed within the investment programme meet or surpass the current building regulations.

In addition, where possible energy efficiency measures such as insulation, solar energy, wind power or other suitable measures will be integrated into the construction to help reduce carbon emissions, address fuel poverty and ensure that tenants live in warm, affordable homes.

The plan includes additional accessible housing for adults with learning, physical or mental health disabilities, to allow them to receive the appropriate care and support that they need within their local community.

Councillors will discuss the latest version of the Strategic Housing Investment Plan on Monday (October 23).

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