Work starts on new affordable homes at Milton of Leys
Caledonia Housing Association has begun construction of 21 homes for social rent in Milton of Leys, south of Inverness, with the properties due to be ready by September 2021.
The homes are part of a wider development being carried out in several phases by Tulloch Homes. The development is part of Caledonia’s commitment to Inverness and the Highland region.
The social housing will consist of 13 houses and eight flats, each accommodating between one and four people. All will have front and rear gardens laid to grass plus off-street parking including six designated disabled spaces.
Located three miles south-east of Inverness, the development has views overlooking the Moray Firth. Milton of Leys also has good access to the city via the A9/Milton of Leys interchange and there is a good supply of shops, takeaways and buses nearby.
Andrew Kilpatrick, development director at Caledonia Housing Association, said: “This is our latest development in Inverness and we are happy to be delivering much needed affordable homes for social rent. Milton of Leys is an important part of Caledonia’s overall investment in housing projects in the Highlands and will create jobs for the local area too.”
Tulloch Homes chief executive, George Fraser, added: “We’re very pleased to offer Caledonia the opportunity to provide more affordable homes. Milton of Leys is now a mature and popular area and our private residential development is generating a brisk response from homebuyers.”
Nearby in the Slackbuie area, Caledonia Housing Association is currently adding a 71-home development. It is currently under construction in a partnership with the Highland Housing Alliance and is expected to be completed next year. Caledonia has further projects in the pipeline for the Highlands and has previously built homes at Slackbuie, as well as at West Heather Road and Assynt Road in Inverness.