New homes pledge

Dunedin Canmore pledges to help build 8,000 new homes for the capital.

DC pledges new homes

Edinburgh is set for a major housing boost after the Council's ambitious plan to build thousands of new homes was matched by partner housing associations.

Dunedin Canmore is one of six Registered Social Landlords who have pledged to match the City of Edinburgh Council’s plan to build 8,000 homes, which will bring an incredible 16,000 to the Capital over the next decade.

Ewan Fraser, Dunedin Canmore Chief Executive, joined senior Council officials at the City Chambers last week to officially back our commitment to the partnership. He said: "We are absolutely determined to play our part, working with the City Council and other housing associations, in tackling the acute shortage of affordable housing in Edinburgh.

"The plans unveiled today represent an outstanding example of partnership working and we are delighted to announce that as part of our commitment to maintaining and improving communities across the city, we will build at least 1,000 good-quality, energy-efficient homes in the capital over the next decade."

Almost 150 households bid for every Council and housing association home available to let in Edinburgh, and the city's population is set to grow by up to 30% over the next 20 years.

He added: "Being part of Wheatley gives our resources a vital boost and will enable us to deliver on our promise to build these much needed affordable homes."


Tuesday, February 02, 2016