Government exceeds targets in affordable housing

New Homes: There are a range of different sizes of houses available. To find out more information to see if you are eligible to apply visit Aberdeenshire Council's website.
New Homes: There are a range of different sizes of houses available. To find out more information to see if you are eligible to apply visit Aberdeenshire Council's website.

The Scottish Government has exceeded its target to deliver 6,000 affordable homes it was confirmed yesterday.

In total, 6,882 homes were delivered under the Affordable Housing Supply Programme in 2011/12, supporting jobs and work for the Scottish construction industry. Of that total, 82 per cent were for social rent.

Recently it was announced that there were new affordable housing being built in Greenbank, Fraserburgh.

Housing Minister Keith Brown said: “It is very encouraging that we have exceeded our target for affordable homes in 2011/12, Achieving our target also underlines this government’s commitment to investing in jobs, supporting our construction industry and as a result growing the economy.

“These actions, along with our substantial investment of some £710 million will go on delivering thousands of new homes across Scotland.”