Welcoming our 500th tenant

Milestone marked as tenant moves in to one of our new build homes

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It's been a significant move for Mrs. Doloros Gunn, who's now happily settled in to her new build council home in Chapelhall; but little did she know her move is also milestone for us, as she's our 500th tenant!

"I was very surprised to be told that I'm the 500th tenant to move in to a new build council home," said Mrs. Gunn, 'but delighted all the same.

"I've lived in Chapelhall for many years and when I received the offer of one of the council's new homes I jumped at the chance. I moved from a four-in-a-block with a security entry system to a two-bedroom end terrace with its own back and front door. The house is finished to a high standard and it's so private.

"I love my garden and being able to hang out my washing, particularly in this good weather. The local housing staff couldn't have been more helpful at making my move a smooth one. I can't tell you how happy and settled I feel."

The site of the former St. Aloysius Primary School, Chapelhall, is now transformed into a new council housing development of 30 new, modern, affordable homes. This £5.2m development, delivered by Cruden Building and Renewals Ltd, comprises a mix of flats, bungalows and houses and is our 22nd completed site.

These homes form part of our ambitious NL Homes programme, which we've recently expanded to more than double the affordable homes we build to 5,000 homes by 2035.

Convener of Enterprise and Housing, Councillor Allan Graham, visited Mrs. Gunn in her new home, together with Gillian Whitehead, Housing Solutions Manager, and presented her with fresh flowers.

"It's always a pleasure to see our tenants settle in and I'm delighted that Mrs. Gunn is enjoying her new home.

"Building first-class, modern, affordable homes is a priority for North Lanarkshire Council and our plans to do this are hugely exciting and ambitious. We're Scotland's largest council landlord and are in the midst of the biggest council housebuilding programme in a generation in Scotland.

"We're making real progress in delivering new houses across all of our communities, and look forward to welcoming many more tenants into our new homes."

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