Millions invested to create affordable housing in Ravenscraig

BUILDING A FUTURE . . . cutting the ribbon at the official opening of the homes are (from left) Patricia McLaughlin from CVHA; tenant Pauline Gardner; Councillor Barry McCulloch, convenor of housing and social work services; Provost Tom Curley; Keith Brown; tenants Marion and John Hamilton, and Bill Dickie.

BUILDING A FUTURE . . . cutting the ribbon at the official opening of the homes are (from left) Patricia McLaughlin from CVHA; tenant Pauline Gardner; Councillor Barry McCulloch, convenor of housing and social work services; Provost Tom Curley; Keith Brown; tenants Marion and John Hamilton, and Bill Dickie.

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AN INVESTMENT of £7.6 million has been made to pave the way for new affordable homes in Ravenscraig.

North Lanarkshire Council bought 18 properties at a cost of £2.1m from developers David Wilson homes as part of its £75 million Building for the Future new build programme while Clyde Valley Housing Association (CVHA) invested £3.2m to buy a further 27 houses.

The Scottish Government also provided a grant of £2.3m towards the project.

For full story, see this week’s Times & Speaker, dated Thursday, July 7.