MSP pleads for local share in 600 new homes boom

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CALLS are being made for homes to be built in Cumbernauld and Kilsyth as part of a multi-
million development which will see 600 new builds across the county.

Clyde Valley Housing Association secured £11 million funding from the Scottish Government and money through a mix of private equity and loan finance for the project.

The Clyde Valley Housing Association Network Project is also expected to create over 150 job or training opportunities through a mix of modern apprenticeships and work placement opportunities.

MSP Jamie Hepburn has written to the housing association and North Lanarkshire Council to press them for details of the planned developments and to argue for the inclusion of Cumbernauld and Kilsyth in the project.

Mr Hepburn said: “I was pleased to learn that this new project was going ahead. Currently in Cumbernauld and Kilsyth there are a large number of areas with too little housing to fulfil the current level of demand. It seems that there are many areas which would be potentially ideal locations for any new developments.

A spokesperson for Clyde Valley Housing Association said that they are very much in the early stages of this project and they have not made a decision on the areas that will be chosen for development.

A North Lanarkshire Council spokesperson welcomed the new housing, and said its own £150m housing project was making a siginficant contrbution, with 40 new homes in the area and another 137 in the pipeline.

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