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Cunninghame Housing Association ‘up and running’

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By Tommy Smith
Annan and Eskdale
Cunninghame Housing Association 'up and running'

CUNNINGHAME Housing Association acquired the former Halcrow greyhound stadium site in Gretna in March 2017.

The development of the site is being delivered in partnership with Dumfries and Galloway Council and the Scottish Government as part of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP).

Purchase of the site has afforded the Association a rare opportunity, in line with the Council’s strategy, to provide much needed affordable housing in Gretna.

Furthermore, the site is fulfilling both national and local objectives by meeting unfulfilled demand as evidenced by the Homes 4D&G Common Housing Register. The level of interest in the new houses is most encouraging with overwhelming interest being shown by the local community. The site is well-appointed and close to amenities and only a short 5-minute walk into Gretna town centre.

On Tuesday the 13th August 2019 Kevin Stewart, MSP (Minister for Local Government and Housing) visited Gretna to mark the completion of Phase 1 of Cunninghame Housing Association’s first new-build project at the former Halcrow Stadium.

As part of the visit, the Minister was introduced to one of CHA’s first tenants Mrs Susan Fox who has moved into one of the new houses. After a tour of Mr & Mrs Fox’s house, he then went on a tour of the site followed by a CHA drone which filmed the ceremony which can be viewed by visiting our website.

Commenting on the Halcrow new build project, the Housing Minister Kevin Stewart said: “It’s great to see phase one of this project at Halcrow Stadium, Gretna completed. Cunninghame Housing Association now have a positive presence in Dumfries and Galloway with an ambitious development programme over the next four years. These 47 new homes will provide much-needed quality, affordable housing in the area as well as a boost to the local economy.”

“Cunninghame Housing Association now have a positive presence in Dumfries and Galloway with an ambitious development programme.”
– Kevin Stewart, Housing Minister

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