Community Housing Scotland (CHS) was commissioned by the Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust to carry out a survey of housing and community needs. The purpose of this survey was to inform further operational and development plans, and to help establish if there is demand for future new housing and a community hub facility on Gigha.
Gigha survey results - there were 54 responses to the survey, representing 132 people. 91% said they permanently reside on Gigha. This is a high response and a good representation of the community’s views.
IGHT have now appointed Collective Architecture to work with the community to take forward plans for a new housing development. The proposal includes 3 x 2 bedroom bungalows and 2 x 1 bedroom cottage flat homes. 2 of these houses will be designed to full wheelchair standards to support accessbility needs.
All 5 houses will be let at affordable housing rent levels and be economic for tenants to occupy. This housing is addressing needs identified on the island, including helping older residents stay on the island and younger people be able to rent their first home and continue working on Gigha.
The £25 million Scottish Government Rural Housing Fund and the £5 million Islands Housing Fund will run to 31st March 2021, which IGHT intend to apply for to help deliver this housing project.
Detailed designs of this development are being worked up and will be shared with the community when available.
Please contact the Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust by email using the form below.
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