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Community / New housing for Aith gets planning go-ahead

MORE housing could be coming to Aith after plans for six homes were given the thumbs up by Shetland Islands Council.

The recently approved plans would see three lots of two semi-detached houses built for Hjaltland Housing Association at Marthastoon, not too far from the public hall.

Each home would have three bedrooms, and there is a hope that they would address the housing demand for the area.

Hjaltland Housing Association already has ten houses at Marthastoon.

There is, of course, no prospect of work on the site being undertaken anytime soon as construction projects are at a standstill during the lockdown phase.

Hjaltland Housing Association chief executive Bryan Leask said: “We will not be in a position to progress this on site for a while yet but it gives us a project that could be ‘shovel ready’ when we come out of this lockdown and a project that contractors are able to tender for and progress not long after they are able to come back to work, which we think is important.”