Affordable housing commitment welcomed

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has welcomed plans to build more than 2,200 new council homes. 

On Wednesday 29th September South Lanarkshire Council’s housing and technical resources committee approved the Strategic Housing Investment Plan for 2022 to 2027. 

Across the region 2,266 new affordable homes will be built over the next five years – including 861 in the Hamilton area and 241 in Clydesdale. 

This forms part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to build 110,000 affordable homes by 2032. 

A further 340 homes are to be bought under the area’s Open Market Purchasing Scheme. 

Commenting, Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley said: 

“I am pleased to see South Lanarkshire Council committing to build more than 2,200 affordable homes – including hundreds in Lanark and Hamilton East. 

“This is very welcome news and will go some way to protecting and creating jobs in the construction sector as well as providing much-needed social housing. 

“Increasing council-house building will also boost our recovery from the coronavirus pandemic by providing jobs in Lanark and Hamilton East and stimulating the local economy.”