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New era of social housing cause for celebration

SNP MSP for Dundee West Mr Fitzpatrick said: 

"The start of a new era of council house building in Dundee is a cause for celebration. Thanks to an SNP government that has made it a priority to provide a new generation of council housing, and an SNP-led council that has enthusiatically embraced that opportunity, the shortage of affordable homes in the city is finally being addressed. 

"These new houses will be built to the highest modern standards, providing tenants with noise insulation, energy efficiency, lower carbon emissions and lower fuel bills. Disabled people and carers in Dundee will also be delighted to hear of the council’s commitment to build more accessible homes, designed to make independent living as easy as possible. 

"Dundee City Council’s house-building programme will also create jobs and provide much-needed support for the construction industry in the city. 

"In the last year, the SNP has provided local authorities with £75 million to build 2,300 new council houses and our planned radical legislation to end the right to buy for new social housing will ensure that those new homes remain affordable, accessible and available for future generations. It is an achievement that will provide lasting benefits for people in Dundee and and across Scotland." 

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