Springfield Properties is set to significantly contribute to the Scottish housing market after receiving approval for over 1,700 new homes at 13 sites so far in 2016.

Located from Motherwell to Forres and Dornoch to Edinburgh, the new homes will cover an area of more than 350 hectares which is the equivalent of 175 football pitches.

Springfield said the properties will range from one to five bedrooms, creating new, high quality housing appealing to a wide audience of varying budgets. Of the new homes the firm has received approval for, over 25 per cent will be affordable housing.

Springfield Partnerships managing director, Tom Leggeat, oversees the affordable aspect of the company.

He said: “In Scotland alone, we need to be building 12,000 new affordable homes a year – just to break even with the current demand for affordable housing.

“The Scottish Government has pledged a budget of £572 million for 2016-17 and a total of £3 billion to help resolve the lack of social housing over the next 5 years.

“At Springfield, we are actively procuring land and establishing relationships with various housing associations and councils to help address this need.”

 

News Source: Scottish Construction Now