SNP MSP Christina McKelvie has welcomed new figures that show 1,820 of new build homes were completed in South Lanarkshire last year.

The latest statistics from the Scottish Government show that over 9,300 affordable homes were delivered in 2019 across the country, an increase of more than 25% since 2016

Meanwhile, the number of homes for social rent in South Lanarkshire hit 223 last year – of which 193 were new council homes and 30 were housing association properties.

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Welcoming the news, SNP MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse Christina McKelvie said:

“Having a home to call your own really matters – that’s why the SNP Government has made the delivery of thousands of new affordable homes a priority.

“Just last year alone, we’ve seen 1820 new homes completed in South Lanarkshire, 223 of which are for social rent.

“On top of our commitment to deliver 50,000 affordable homes, we’re helping first-time buyers here in Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse get on the property ladder by lending them a chunk of their deposit.

“I’m proud that this SNP Government is getting on with the day-job, and is quite literally, building for the future of Scotland.”