MANY more homes must be built locally to stave off a housing shortage, it has been claimed.
New research has revealed that an extra 7,700 homes will be needed in the district over the next eight years.
East Dunbartonshire Council’s Local Housing Strategy (LHS) will have several objectives, including preventing people becoming homeless and tackling properties in a state of disrepair.
Councillor Amanda Stewart, convener of housing and community services, told the Herald: “A recent housing need and demand assessment estimated that the housing requirement in East Dunbartonshire up to 2020 will be in the region of 7,700 units, which includes 4,800 affordable homes and 2,900 private homes.
“We welcome this new strategy which will work towards meeting these requirements and create a number of positive outcomes, including that more people will be able to access suitable and affordable housing in their community of choice and enjoy the benefits of living in diverse communities and sustainable places.”
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