Approval for affordable housing plan

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A NEW affordable housing development in Montrose will go ahead after councillors followed recommendations to approve the scheme.

Members of Angus Council’s development standards committee rubber-stamped the plans for the 45-house development at Dungman’s Tack at their meeting last Tuesday.

The project will provide the first council-built homes in the town for 30 years.

It will comprise 28 two-storey houses with the provision of 16 more on the site of nearby Wirren House which is currently housing sports facilities relocated from the sports centre.

The development will also feature a boilerhouse which will provide a district heating system to all 45 houses in the programme and the construction will make use of timber from sustainable sources and recycled materials to tie in with the council’s policies on sustainability and CO2 reductions.