Cunninghame Housing Association ‘Up and Running’ with its first New Homes in Gretna

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 Greyhound Stadium.

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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 Mrs Fox’s house, he then went on a tour of the site followed by the CHA drone.

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.”

The overall site at Halcrow (the former Greyhound Track) will accommodate 90 units with Phase 1 providing 47 new homes with Phase 2 delivering 43 new homes and Phase 3, 36 new homes.

Left to right: Gavin Stevenson, Chief Executive Dumfries & Galloway Council, Willie Gibson, Chair of Development Services Sub Committee CHA, Janet Strang, Chair CHA, Councillor Andy Ferguson, Chair Communities Committee, Dumfries & Galloway Council, Mrs Fox, Kevin Stewart MSP, Minister for Local Government and Housing, Allison McColl, Executive Director of Finance & Corporate Services, Steven Good, Executive Director of Housing & Property Services, Linda Anderson Executive Director of Development Services, Frank Sweeney, Group Chief Executive CHA.

Andy Ferguson, Chair of Communities Committee, Dumfries & Galloway Council said: “It is good to see this strategic housing investment being made in Gretna creating not only new affordable rented homes but new communities.”

The entire 3 phase project delivering 126 new homes is due to be completed by June 2021.

Frank Sweeney, Group Chief Executive of Cunninghame Housing Association stated “Our new houses at Halcrow have already impacted on the local community and local economy given the massive community benefits created by Ashleigh (Scotland) from the Association’s development programme in Dumfries.

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