Charity seeks Bargrennan building plot interest

A LOCAL charity is seeking expressions of interest in building plots at Bargrennan.

The Dumfries and Galloway Small Communities Housing Trust has been working with the Glentrool Regeneration Group for a number of years to look at ways of regenerating the community. As part of their work they have been investigating the possibility of buying the site of the now disused Bargrennan Hall to provide three low cost self build plots.

Before the Trust proceeds with its plan, they would like to hear from local people who might be interested in purchasing a plot and building their own house.

Self build can mean anything from physically building a house yourself to having the work done by tradesmen or a combination of the two. For those with the interest, energy and/or skills considerable savings can be made when compared to buying a home already constructed. The Trust can offer some practical support and advice on the processes involved such as gaining permissions and managing the building process.

The plots would be sold at a price considerably lower than market rates and would be targeted at working people on lower incomes with a local connection to the Cree Valley. Particular priority would be given to first time buyers. All plots would be sold subject to restriction that would prevent the houses becoming holiday homes and retain the affordability of the properties for future buyers. The site is an attractive one on the banks of the River Cree with services such as roads, electricity and water close by.

Interested parties should contact Jamie Dent on 01556 612331 or email for more details and to register their interest.

The DGSCHT is a local charity that works directly with communities, local people, developers, landowners and housing associations to find innovative ways of providing more affordable housing in rural communities across Dumfries and Galloway.