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Plans in for Scalloway housing development

A snapshot of what part of the development could look like.

PLANS have now been submitted for a 32-unit social housing development in Scalloway.

As previously reported, building contractors E&H hopes to create the housing on land north of the school at Upper Scalloway for Hjaltland Housing Association.

Following a public meeting in the village in June, a full planning application has now been put forward and is being considered by Shetland Islands Council.

The site would feature a mix of semi-detached houses and flats, both one and two storeys high, with all units going up for rent.

Their design takes inspiration from Hjaltland’s development at Gaet-A-Gott in Tingwall, with green, blue and red timber prominent.

The development would consist of 16 one-bedroom flats, eight two-bedroom houses, six three-bedroom houses and two four-bedroom houses.

There is also space on the site for a further four private houses.

Scalloway is Hjaltland Housing Association’s second highest demand area in Shetland after Lerwick, with over half of the applicants for the village requesting a one-bedroom property.

The existing road into Upper Scalloway would be upgraded to allow better access to the site, increasing its width and adding a footpath.

The land is located in the same area where a much larger scheme of affordable housing, private dwellings and an industrial estate was previously proposed by developer JHB Ltd in 2009 before being turned down by planners.