Springfield Properties has received approval for over 1,700 new homes at 13 sites across Scotland from Motherwell to Forres and Dornoch to Edinburgh so far in 2016.
The housebuilder’s 1,700 homes will cover an area of more than 350 Hectares which is the equivalent of 175 football pitches. 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 Springfield has received approval for, over 25% 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 have pledged a budget of £572million for 2016-17 and a total of £3 billion to help resolve the lack of social housing over the next five years.
“At Springfield, we are actively procuring land and establishing relationships with various housing associations and councils to help address this need.”
Due to the buoyant Scottish housing market, and the firm’s appetite for growth, Springfield is also in the process of gaining planning consent for a further 2,000 homes. These plots range from a 17 home development to the 870 house development to the South of Elgin.
Springfield Properties chairman, Sandy Adam, said, “Conditions in the Scottish construction and housing sectors are good at present, with demand for high quality affordable family homes continuing to increase.
“We hope to receive planning consent for a number of other developments in planning at the moment. We continue to explore other opportunities that will allow us to create new villages, like the ones in Perth, Dundee and Elgin, from scratch.”