Local Government Minister Kevin Stewart took a trip to rural Dumfriesshire on Friday to visit the PassivHaus development at Dormont Estate.
The Minister, who was invited by local MSP Joan McAlpine, was impressed by the energy efficient and cost effective housing project, which is the lowest energy multi-unit housing development in Scotland.
Ms McAlpine is a strong supporter of the development and believes that it points to a future where fuel poverty can be eradicated.
Commenting, she said:
“Estate owner Jamie Carruthers has done a fantastic job at Dormont, and I’m glad the Minister could visit to see for himself.
“The development has been built to pioneering PassivHaus standards, and their levels of energy efficiency save the tenants hundreds of pounds each year on their fuel bills.
“Dormont will play a big role in reducing fuel poverty, as well as the negative impacts of climate change – it is fantastic to see a new affordable housing development delivered by a private sector landlord.”
Photo L-R: Estate Owner Jamie Carruthers, Kevin Stewart MSP, Joan McAlpine MSP, Katy Dickson Senior Policy Officer at Scottish Land and Estates