Call for Greater House Building in Dundee

UPDATE – In the 2021 Budget the government will now be guaranteeing 95% mortgages and extending the stamp duty holiday. More information available here

Dundee West MP, Jim McGovern has today visited a flagship NHBC insured development in his constituency built and marketed by a local SME builder, Discovery Homes.

Mr McGovern MP, who was elected to represent Dundee West in 2005, was given a tour of the houses being built at Corbie Woods, and met with NHBC representatives and homeowners.

The event was organised by NHBC, the leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK, and Discovery Homes to show the Labour MP a development of 48 homes set within a private cul-de-sac, Convenient for the city centre, universities and an excellent range of city amenities.

Malcolm MacLeod, NHBC Scotland Director, said: “We are delighted to have been able to show Mr McGovern this great development, built by a leading local SME which will deliver a number of much-needed new homes for his constituents. As the UK’s leading insurance and warranty provider of new homes, NHBC works closely with housebuilders to support the delivery of high quality homes. We also work with Parliamentarians to develop and promote good housing policy.

The Corbie Woods homes off Graham Street in Dundee, are equipped with the latest in kitchen and bathroom fittings and offer spacious and comfortable accommodation throughout. All share the same attention to detail and maintain the recognised high standards of Discovery Homes. Specifications will include gas central heating and hot water provided by combination boiler controlled by thermostat control. A choice of kitchen finishes available with a choice of ceramic tiling in kitchens from worktop to underside of wall unit included as standard.

Founder of Discovery Homes, Grant White, said: “We are very proud of our developments in this city in which we have our roots.

We work closely with the NHBC, local authorities and communities to ensure the homes we deliver are designed and constructed to suit the needs of local people.

Jim McGovern MP said: “I would like to thank NHBC and Discovery Homes for giving me the opportunity to view this development of much needed homes at Corbie Woods. It is particularly good to view these new energy efficient homes and see first-hand how they can provide welcome relief for families as they struggle with the ongoing cost of living crisis.

Housebuilding plays a vital role in boosting the local economy and I am delighted to meet a local and hugely successful SME in Dundee who is providing these fantastic new homes for local Dundee families.

For too long house building in Dundee has fallen behind the UK and Scottish average. Last year only 19 homes where build in Dundee compared to a UK average of over 183. More needs to be done by Government to ensure that enough housing is being built for the future. An increased programme of house building would also bring a much needed jobs boost to the local area bringing apprentices and training for young people in Dundee. These opportunities are badly needed for the many in our City who have been thus far let down by SNP and Tory led Governments to fully address the housing and jobs crises we face.”