MICT is committed to supporting those in housing need across our islands, and this includes our plans for further affordable housing at Ulva Ferry. We are excited to be planning 4 houses, which will be offered for long-term rent to those in housing need. As previously, the houses will be very energy efficient to ensure low heating bills for tenants.
Plans are still at an early stage, as we carry out site investigation works on two plots of land at Ulva Ferry in community ownership, but we hope to start building next year. Community-led housing development projects are never easy and there are added costs of building so rurally, such as installing private water supplies.
We have launched a fundraising appeal to help move the project forward. While we will be applying for grant and loan funding to cover the majority of project costs, we would be grateful for any donations, which will be directly spent on build costs.
Donations to the housing project can be made online or by sending cheques payable to ‘Mull and Iona Community Trust’ to An Roth, Craignure, Isle of Mull, PA65 6AY.
For more details about the housing project, or if you are interested in renting one of the planned houses, please contact Helen MacDonald on 01680 812 900 or email email@example.com.