A Friendly Reminder About Housing

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Stuart McMillan visits River Clyde Homes

From Stuart’s website:

McMillan welcomes SNP Investment in Housing

“These are ambitious plans for more affordable housing in Scotland that only the SNP can deliver”, said Stuart McMillan – SNP candidate for Greenock & Inverclyde, commenting on the SNP’s plans to build at least 50,000 new affordable homes in Scotland.

The SNP has a strong track record of supporting affordable housing, meeting the target of 30,000 affordable homes in the last Parliamentary term. However, with the prospect of an historic third term in government the SNP plan to go further and build at least 50,000 affordable homes during the next Parliamentary term. This will support 14,000 full time equivalent jobs per year and generate £1.8 billion per year of economic activity – or over £9 billion over the course of the Parliament.

Stuart McMillan added:

“Everyone in Scotland has the right to expect a safe, warm, affordable home and delivering this will be central to our drive to make Scotland a fairer, more prosperous country for everyone.

“The SNP in government has a strong track record on housing – having exceeded our own target to build 30,000 new, affordable homes over the last Parliament and re-started the construction of council housing, with 5000 new council houses.

“In Inverclyde alone, around £120 million has been invested affordable housing between 2007 -2014.

“A re-elected SNP government will go even further. We will set an ambitious target of delivering at least 50,000 new affordable homes over the course of the next Parliament, more than at any point since devolution, delivering the quality homes people deserve, supporting thousands of jobs and contributing to economic growth.

“In contrast, opposition promises on housing are simply empty pledges when they come from a Labour party that found itself in the ludicrous position of having built only six new council houses throughout its last term in office and a Tory party obsessed with austerity and taking real investment out of the economy.

“Building at least 50,000 houses, providing further support to first-time buyers and supporting the economy will form an essential part of our plans to keep Scotland moving forward.”

Seems a good time remind everyone of some statistics.

How many council houses were built during the last Scottish Executive, from 2003 to 2007?

6.

How many council houses were built since the first minority SNP Scottish Government was elected in 2007?

6,176.

How many affordable houses were built during the first majority SNP Scottish Government, from 2011 to 2016?

30,113.

Let’s make a start on those 50,000 houses – goodness knows, Inverclyde needs homes.

McMillan welcomes new Affordable Port Glasgow Homes

Stuart McMillan, the SNP candidate for Greenock & Inverclyde, has welcomed a new affordable housing development in Port Glasgow.  This will result in 13 houses and 28 flats at the Bay Street area, with construction works expected to start in April 2016 with a view to the new homes being completed late summer 2017.

This housing development is a joint initiative between housing developer Cullross and River Clyde Homes, alongside funding from the Scottish Government’s Affordable Housing Programme.  The new homes will be extremely energy efficient and will meet the Scottish Government’s Greener Standard.

Stuart McMillan said:

“This project is an example of excellent partnership working to transform a derelict and unused site and to deliver much needed new homes.

“It is great to see new affordable housing coming to Port Glasgow which will also be built to the silver level of building regulations in respect of both carbon dioxide emissions and energy for space heating.

“Between 2007-2014 the SNP Scottish Government has invested nearly £120m on affordable housing in Inverclyde, and this latest investment highlights the SNP’s commitment to supporting affordable housing.”

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