New home has made ‘a huge difference’ to Stranraer tenants

A Stranraer tenant has talked about the “huge difference” her new home has made to her life since moving into a £4.75 million development in the town.

The homes by Wheatley Homes South at Nursery Avenue include a mix of one, two, three and four-bedroom homes and one larger family house.

Galloway and West Dumfries MSP Finlay Carson was given a tour of the 19 new homes by Wheatley Homes South managing director Alan Glasgow.

The new homes are highly-insulated, cutting down on carbon emissions, and they also feature highly energy-efficient boilers and solar panels to help reduce tenants’ heating bills.

Mr Carson met Wheatley Homes South customer Sylvia Collins, 78, who previously lived in a private rental property which was unsuitable for her due to her sight and mobility issues.

The homes at Nursery Avenue for Wheatley Homes South, part of Wheatley Group, were built by contractor McTaggart Construction.

Gary Climson, McTaggart chair, said: “McTaggart Construction is delighted to have worked with Wheatley Homes South and other stakeholders to deliver this development of new family housing in Stranraer and we hope the tenants enjoy their new homes.

“We are also proud of the positive impact generated via our Community Benefits Programme, including creating jobs for local young people through the Kickstart Initiative.”

Wheatley Group is planning to build 4000 new homes across Scotland by 2026.

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