MSP WELCOMES OVER £7 MILLION SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT INVESTMENT IN AFFORDABLE HOMES FOR GLENROTHES

Published date : 27 Jan 2021

Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, has welcomed the SNP Scottish Government’s £7.376 million investment to support the construction of 85 homes for social rent at Queensgate in Glenrothes.

 

The development of 85 social rented units for Kingdom Housing Association - in a first phase - will provide a mix of houses and flats to meet a range of needs.

 

Support from the Scottish Government has been made available through its Affordable Housing Supply Programme. Construction commenced on site in early December 2020, and the project is expected to complete in spring 2022.

 

Once completed, the units at this development will benefit from heating provided by the Glenrothes Energy Network through the RWE operated Markinch Combined Heat and Power (CHP) biomass plant.

 

The housing project at Queensgate is also one of a number across Scotland selected by the Scottish Government Consumers and Low Carbon Division to evaluate renewable and low carbon heating systems.

 

Welcoming the Scottish Government’s investment in new homes for Glenrothes, SNP MSP Jenny Gilruth said:

 

“I am delighted that the SNP Scottish Government is investing in this exciting new affordable housing development in Glenrothes. Increasing the supply of affordable homes plays a vital role in helping to tackle poverty and inequality in Fife and has been a key SNP commitment.

 

“The investment in this project demonstrates the SNP’s ongoing support for our house-building sector during the Covid pandemic. The SNP believes that everyone in Scotland deserves a warm, affordable home and investment in this project in Glenrothes will bring further progress towards in achieving that.”

 

Confirming the details in a letter to the constituency MSP, Scottish Government Housing Minister, Kevin Stewart, said:

 

“This development provides an excellent example of the support this Government is giving to the construction industry, to the provision of affordable homes in Fife, and also to the commitment to reducing carbon emissions.”

 

The wider housing development at Queensgate - on the site of the former Tullis Russell Paper Mill - will eventually see the construction of several hundred new homes, both for private sale, for Mid Market Rent, and for social rent.

 

ENDS

 

 

Editors’ Notes

 

  • Attached image is Jenny Gilruth MSP with Scottish Government Housing Minister, Kevin Stewart, on a visit to Velux in Glenrothes before the Covid-19 outbreak.

 

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