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Community Led Housing

One of the biggest issues facing residents and businesses in the National Park is access to affordable housing either to rent or buy. This can lead to families and individuals leaving the area, impacting on businesses, school roles and general community vibrancy.

The CNPA is working with community-led groups to secure long term solutions to their local housing needs.

Alongside the traditional channels, CNPA is working with community led groups to secure long term solutions to their local housing needs. Throughout the National Park, community trusts are developing projects that will eventually lead to them building and owning housing that they can rent to residents. Specialist support is being provided by The Communities Housing Trust and Rural Housing Scotland with significant funding coming from the Scottish Government’s Rural Housing Fund.

There are projects at various stages of development currently underway in Braemar, Boat of Garten, Dulnain Bridge, Laggan and Tomintoul. If these all come to fruition, up to 60 affordable rent or low cost home ownership units could be built in the next few years.

Case Study:  Community-Led Affordable House, Braemar – The Story So Far


Helpful links:

Issue 7: Housing – Cairngorms National Park Authority.
Communities Housing Trust
Rural Housing Scotland
Rural Housing Fund Scotland