Plans to build nearly 4000 new affordable homes in Fife

Councillors discussed the proposals that will cost an estimated £190m on Tuesday.

Plans to build nearly 4000 new affordable homes in Fife Fife Council
Fife: Plans to to build 4000 new homes.

Plans to build nearly 4000 affordable homes in Fife before 2026 will be submitted to the Scottish Government.

Councillors discussed the proposals that will cost an estimated £190m on Tuesday.

Fife Council’s Strategic Housing Investment Programme (SHIP) will now be put before to the government in a bid for funding that will help subsidise the total cost.

Head of the council’s Housing Service John Mills explained that the figures being discussed today are estimates, but represent the council’s ambition to provide as many new affordable council houses as possible in Fife.

He added: “We are also committed to making sure 30% of these new homes can cater for people with specific needs with 5% of the new properties classed as wheelchair housing.”

Convener of the council’s Community and Housing Services Committee Cllr Judy Hamilton commented: “I remain absolutely committed to meeting housing needs of people of Fife. The Strategic Housing Investment Plan details a mix of potential development projects, providing Fife with a realistic and practical plan to deliver against our
investment priorities.

“Continuing to build on our successful affordable housing programme is a top priority for the council and, working with partners including the Fife Housing Association Alliance, we will be aiming to create as many safe, warm and affordable homes for Fifers as possible.”