Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has today (Wednesday November 13th) issued an update detailing 10 affordable housing developments due for completion during 2019/20 – 20/21.

The Goathill Care Home, housing and housing with extra care project is now well under way with preliminary engineering and enabling works nearing completion. The next phase of the development is expected to begin in the New Year and should see construction works commencing on the care home and extra care housing.

Elsewhere, works ongoing throughout the islands include 50 units at Mackenzie Avenue ready for handover in December and ten units in Breasclete on-site and progressing to schedule, with handover expected in March 2020.

Work has temporarily halted at the Tarbert Police Station site, where eight two-bedroomed flats are under construction, but discussions are ongoing with the contractor and it’s hoped they will be back on site in November. The Parc Niseabost development at Horgabost in Harris is nearing completion, with four new units ready for handover next month.

Four units at Cnoc na Runaire, Tolsta should be ready for occupation by March 2020, while An Glib in Point and Edgemoor Square in Ness are each expected to see two units handed over in January 2020. On Scotland Street in Stornoway, work is progressing on six units.

Two potential developments in Lewis are at the master planning stage, at Blackwater and at Melbost Farm West.

A spokesman for the Comhairle said: “The Comhairle and HHP wish to reiterate how grateful we are for the support from Scottish Government, which continues to enable this significant boost to our economy and provides new affordable homes for islanders.”

The picture shows the Mackenzie Avenue development, due for handover in December (CnES).