New homes helping boost local economy in Chirnside

Eildon Housing are delighted that the 57 high quality new home development in Chirnside, has been granted road construction consent, following the decision made by the council’s executive committee. This is the final step in planning of this new development which is part of Eildon’s strategy which has seen investment over the last five years of in excess of £120 million in the Borders economy, with plans currently being put in place for a further ambitious new build programme of a similar scale over the next 5 years. This brings much needed jobs, regeneration and affordable new homes to those who need it most.

Nile Istephan, CEO at Eildon Housing said “The 57 new homes at Chirnside form a key part of Eildon’s development programme to deliver a record-breaking expansion of housing and care services for our communities in the Scottish Borders. This is a fantastic opportunity to help the local economy thrive, using local contractors and services. We have also been working collaboratively with Springfield Properties and the local landowner to allow for the expansion of the community allotments and promote biodiversity which we are very keen to support.”

The site for the high quality new homes, is located north of Main Street, Chirnside, and is currently underway with the groundworks for the 2, 3, & 4 bedroom homes for affordable rent. The homes are expected to be ready in Spring 2023 for new tenants.