I spent the early part of the morning performing the oddly titled"sod cutting" for a new development of 48 houses, 12 of which are social homes for rent in the ward. In addition the developers (Places for People and Mansell homes) will build a brand new "Postie Club", a local institution and one time Post Office Trade Union gathering place that provides cheap community facilities for events and social activities. It's their site that's being developed but the present building is no longer fit for purpose so everyone wins. I have been involved with this project for around 3 years helping the club committee get to this point as change is never easy when it comes to community facilities.
What neat about this development is that the team of Places for People and Mansell homes developed the sit next door and designed it so this new development could fit well. The first development had 35 homes for rent or part ownership and so that's 47 new and much needed "affordable homes" in the area.
After my wee rant yesterday its good top be involved in something that actually delivering the homes we need rather than talking (or fighting) about it.
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