17
May
2016
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17:41
Europe/Amsterdam

New £1 million regeneration grant set to breathe life into Torry community

Councillors today agreed to set aside almost £1million for regeneration projects in Torry.

The funds would be used to carry out external repair works to homes on Victoria Road as well as improving community green spaces for use by residents in the area.

Additional investment would also help to transform a number of back gardens in Tullos Place by removing the washhouses and carrying out landscaping works.

Members of the Communities, Housing and Infrastructure committee have agreed the recommedations and housing officers will now carry out consultations with all residents, including private homeowners to seek feedback on the plans.

Aberdeen City Council’s Communities, Housing and Infrastructure Committee convener Councillor Neil Cooney said: “These projects represent considerable investment not just in housing stock and the built environment but also within our communities by providing more outside amenities for residents to use as well as improving the overall look and impression of the area.

“The works will make a real difference for residents living in the area and form part of ongoing plans for regeneration in the Torry area.”

The proposed repair works at Victoria Road are expected to cost up to £806,000 of which Aberdeen City Council will fund £428,571 through the housing revenue account with the remaining contributions coming SITA (Scottish Landfill Communities Trust) and private home owners.

The environmental works at Tullos Place, Tullos Circle and Grampian Place are expected to cost £379,000 which will be met by Aberdeen City Councils housing revenue account with the remaining coming from SITA.