Housing Minister marks beginning of affordable housing development in Annan

The Scottish Government Housing Minister Kevin Stewart visited Annan today (Wednesday) to mark the start of building work on a new social housing development.

Cunninghame Housing Association will begin construction on a new 27 unit development for social rent at the former Carrs Billington site in Annan.
The project was welcomed by south Scotland MSP Joan McAlpine who commented:

“Investment In more housing in Dumfries and Galloway is key to helping to retain and attract people to live and work in the region – and providing good quality, affordable housing is a key priority for the Scottish Government.”

“Cunninghame Housing Association has expressed a strong desire to develop in Dumfries and Galloway and make a positive commitment to the area, so I am pleased to welcome the beginning of construction at the former Carrs Billington site today – and look forward to the development of more affordable housing backed by the Scottish Government and Dumfries and Galloway Council.”

SNP Councillor for the area Henry McClelland was in attendance as Mr Stewart launched the development. He said:
“ I’m delighted to see the start of this housing development on the former Carrs Billington Site by Cunninghame Housing Association, the location of these homes should see much needed increased trade on the High Street. With two further developments in the pipeline at Windermere Road and Elm Road it is very gratifying to see the continued commitment of the Scottish Government and Dumfries and Galloway Council to facilitate the building of affordable homes in our region and Annan in particular.”