£3m improvement plan unveiled for Dundee housing

Hundreds of Dundee properties are in line for the improvements. Picture: Complimentary
Hundreds of Dundee properties are in line for the improvements. Picture: Complimentary
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NEARLY £3 million of improvements are set to be carried out to Dundee City Council’s housing stock.

The council’s housing committee will consider a report next Monday recommending various heating, bathroom and kitchen refurbishments at hundreds of properties across the city.

Housing convener Councillor John Alexander said: “This is a continuation of our long-running programme of investment to meet the Scottish Housing Quality Standard and I am delighted that even more tenants across the city would be able to benefit.

“These measures are also about ensuring that tenants have energy efficient heating systems, which makes for more comfortable homes as well as reducing fuel poverty.”

He continued: “The improvements to bathrooms and kitchens will deliver better quality facilities to tenants, ensuring that our properties are fit for the 21st Century.”

Councillor Alexander added: “We cannot forget the backdrop of rising power costs and changes to the welfare benefits system in this regard. “Already nearly three quarters of the council’s housing stock meets the quality standard.

“I am sure that tenants across Dundee will welcome this latest major investment to further improve homes and I think it shows our commitment to our tenants. These recommendations also show that we intend to keep the work local in these challenging financial times.”