>> Friday, 21 September 2012
Local SNP councillors Bryan Stuart and Hamish Vernal have welcomed today’s official opening of a new social housing development at Stonefield Croft, Inverurie.
Inverurie SNP Councillor Bryan Stuart said:
Inverurie hasn't seen any new council housing built in a generation. As a consequence, there is a great lack of affordable housing to rent and a huge waiting list for social housing.
We have the lowest age profile of any town in Aberdeenshire, and adequate provision of affordable housing is essential, otherwise our young folk are going to find it difficult stay here.”
Fellow Inverurie SNP councillor Hamish Vernal added:
“Being able to move into a modern, affordable property can make a real difference to people’s lives. Given the pressures on the housing market in the North-east currently, this investment in the future of Inverurie is both welcome and timely.
“It’s been a long time since Inverurie has seen any new council houses built, so this is a very welcome development indeed.”