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Ten new homes for affordable rent are to be built at Leurbost in Lewis by the Hebridean Housing Partnership.


Construction on the £1.52 million scheme is due to start in January.


Two thirds of the cost is being funded by a Scottish Government grant.


The comhairle is contributing £24,000 to build the five semi-detached blocks on Cleascro Road, on the Achmore side of the present housing.


HHP will provide the remainder of the funding.

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Norman Macleod, chair of HHP, said: “It is always good news to see new homes being built and HHP is addressing housing need where there is clear demand.


“It is particularly good to see this development getting underway as it includes one specially adapted home which will allow the family to stay within the area.”


Kenny John Macleod, chair of the council’s communities and housing committee commented: “The comhairle is pleased to be able to contribute additional funding to allow the Cleascro Road housing development to proceed.


“This is a good example of the local partnership approach to the provision of new affordable housing.


“It demonstrates the comhairle’s commitment to assist population retention and the regeneration and sustainability of our rural areas by increasing housing supply and introducing new housing options, and acknowledges that in some parts of the islands  building and infrastructure costs can be considerably higher than average.


“I have no doubt that there will be a high level of demand for the new housing as construction progresses, and that the local community will welcome the benefits of new households setting up in the area.”