During his visit to Orkney on 10th July 2012, Keith Brown MSP, Minister for Housing & Transport, visited two of Orkney Housing Association’s (OHAL) housing developments.
Joint housing development between OHAL and Orkney Islands Council
At Peerie Sea Loan he met Gemma Floyd and her family who moved into an OHAL property in November 2011 and heard first hand the benefits that new affordable housing can provide for young Orkney families.
George Hannah, Vice Chair of Orkney Housing Association said “we welcome the opportunity to show the Housing Minister that at Lynn Crescent we continue to champion low energy housing. We are delighted to be able to replace the redundant boiler house with a dwelling with such high energy efficiency credentials.”
Housing Minister Keith Brown said “The provision of quality affordable homes is crucial to ensure the survival of our island communities. It helps to house and retain the local population and boost the island’s construction sector.
“Orkney Housing Association and Orkney Islands Council are to be congratulated for developing greener, energy efficient homes. With rising fuel prices, it is great news for Orkney families that are trying to lower their household bills.”