Trust plans ten new affordable Bute homes

Existing farm buildings at Lochend will be demolished and replaced by ten new two-bedroom homes if the Mount Stuart Trust's plans come to fruition.
Existing farm buildings at Lochend will be demolished and replaced by ten new two-bedroom homes if the Mount Stuart Trust's plans come to fruition.

The Mount Stuart Trust has announced that it intends to build ten new semi-detached affordable homes on Bute.

The proposal has been unveiled as part of Phase II of the Trust’s Masterplan for the renewal of its empty properties around the island.

Subject to planning permission being granted, the Trust intends to demolish all the existing structures at Lochend farm, on the shore of Loch Ascog, to allow the construction of ten semi-detached, two-bedroomed, energy-efficient properties.

The development will also include shared play areas and allotments.

The Trust’s intention is to use the planned Lochend development along with its proposed business units to the rear of the Mansion House in Rothesay, to encourage people to start up or maintain a business on Bute by combining affordable housing with affordable business premises.

Adam Ellis-Jones, the Mount Stuart Trust’s operations director, said: “The derelict and redundant buildings we’re targeting through the Masterplan are being replaced by top quality houses, insulated to the highest standard, using materials selected for their longevity and lack of requirements for regular maintenance.”