New investment planned for East Neuk public services
East Neuk and Landward SNP branch members have welcomed the planned investment made for a new Care Village and Council Housing in Anstruther.
Councillors agreed at the North East Fife Area Committee on 2nd September to support a change of intended purpose for the Mayview site in order to develop the Anstruther Care Village; as well supporting the Council’s intention to redevelop the Ladywalk site to build a minimum of 20 new council houses following the demolition of the existing care home.
Commenting on behalf of the branch, East Neuk and Landward SNP Cllr John Docherty said:
“This step forward on the Mayview and Ladywalk sites represents a pragmatic decision which will lead to further investment by this Council in quality public services. I am heartened that there is a commitment to a mix of provision and community facilities on the planned Care Village site. We will also see at least 20 new council houses on the Ladywalk home site which will help local people access affordable housing.”
The Scottish Government has already delivered nearly 96,000 affordable homes since 2007, with more than 66,000 of these for social rent.
In the four years to 2018-19, Scotland has delivered over 80% more affordable homes per head of population than in both England and Wales, 50% more homes per head than in Northern Ireland, and over eight times more social rented properties per head than in England.
The Care Village following demolition and clearance by Housing Services of the four existing Mayview Court flats, the development of the site will comprise five major components:
• A 24-bedded care home
- 12 extra care flatted units replacing Ladywalk House which currently has 39 beds.
• An additional 2 extra care/ specific needs housing bungalows on the site
• A Day Service facility for local older people with complex care and support needs who require a building-based service.
• Communal facilities for tenants and residents within the heart of the building.