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£9.3m record transfer deal for Benburb FC

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Published by M Parker for Home Group in Housing and also in Communities

The house style planned for Benburb FC site The house style planned for Benburb FC site

PLANS to build more than 70 social homes and create a new football ground have been given the go ahead.

Affordable housing provider Home Scotland has gained permission to build 71 new homes in the Govan area of Glasgow. The homes will be built on the current site of junior football club Benburb FC with the club being ‘transferred’ to a new ground around 100 yards away.

Home Scotland will invest £9.3m to build the modern energy efficient homes with Benburb FC benefitting from a new state of the art synthetic 3G pitch, changing facilities and supporters’ terrace.

The plans were approved by Glasgow City Council and work on the site could start as soon as May. Home Scotland has appointed Glasgow based AS Homes to build the properties.

The Scottish Government is contributing £4.9m via Glasgow City Councils' Housing and Investment Division.

Stuart Dixon, Home Scotland head of development, said: “We’re delighted that we’ve gained planning permission to build 71 new homes in this area of Govan. This is a development which will bring much needed social housing to the area and also benefit Benburb FC and the wider community by providing the club with a brand new pitch and facilities.

“There is a shortage of affordable housing in the area and these properties will provide modern homes for people who are on local housing waiting lists. The planning approval follows a thorough public consultation process by AS Homes and we look forward to getting on site and building these much needed homes.”

The development is expected to take two years to complete and will see 38 three bedroom and 33 two bedroom homes built. There will be a mixture of terraced houses, semi detached houses and cottage flats – seven of which will be specially designed for wheelchair users.

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