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Go-ahead for 48 new socially-rented homes to be built in Alva

Image caption The homes will be built on the site of the former Alva Academy in Queen Street

Clackmannanshire Council has given the go-ahead for 48 socially-rented homes to be built in Alva.

The development will consist of 16 one-bedroom flats, 24 two-bedroom houses and eight three-bedroom houses.

It comes after developer Tigh Grian bought the former Alva Academy site after securing £2.2m from the Scottish government's Greener Homes Innovation Scheme.

The council said the development would assist with the town's regeneration.

Councillor Donald Balsillie said: "I'm particularly pleased that this will be energy efficient, affordable housing, using modern methods of off-site construction.

"As well as bringing additional funding into Clackmannanshire to provide an extra 48 social rented homes, it will help develop knowledge and experience to reduce fuel poverty and greenhouse gas emissions in the future."

A footpath between Courthill and Duke Street in the town is to be re-routed through the housing development.

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