Infill homes to meet Huntly affordable housing need
September 10 2020
Aberdeenshire Council are to deliver new local authority housing on a former roads depot at King Street, Huntly.
Containing four houses and nine flats the infill development will meet the growing demand for affordable accommodation in the town, with 9,000 people currently waiting for a home set against a total stock of just 13,000.
A mix of render, brickwork and dark grey cladding boards will front the properties which include one-bedroom apartments designed to accommodate a projected 42% rise in the number of single-person households over the next 25 years.
In a statement, the authority wrote: "A high level of need for affordable housing has been identified across the Shire. The levels identified are well beyond the scope of the planning system to be able to facilitate given the constraints imposed by the market and Scottish Planning Policy.
"The planning system’s ability to impose affordable housing on the market is limited by SPP and market economics. As such it will require a variety of delivery mechanisms under the Local Housing Strategy to help meet immediate and long term demand."
The corner plot will be marked by L-plan apartments and adjoining houses framing access to an interior parking courtyard.
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