£11m worth of housing to be created in East Dunbartonshire

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AFFORDABLE housing has been given a £11m boost over the next three years in Kirkintilloch, Bishopbriggs and beyond...

The Affordable Housing Supply Programme (AHSP) was unveiled by the Scottish Government last week and sets aside subsidies of £582million for housing across Scotland - including £11,073,000 for East Dunbartonshire.

Housing Minister Keith Brown said: “Housing is and will remain a priority for this government and we will continue to invest in new affordable homes. This is a substantial funding boost that will support house building in East Dunbartonshire.”

Kenny Simpson, the council’s head of housing, told the Herald that £8.389 million of the cash had been already been committed to projects in Kirkintilloch.

He added the council would “identify the developments that will be taken forward utilising the remaining £2.684m by the end of June 2012”.

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