Development

At DGHP, delivering quality, affordable new homes for our customers is a priority.

Our new-build programme will transform communities and help change tenants’ lives. The new homes are a mix of small and large flats and houses to meet the needs of people living in our communities.

Our recent partnership with Wheatley Group will facilitate our ambition to build hundreds of new homes across Dumfries & Galloway over the next 5 years.

The first of these new homes have recently been completed with 12 new homes in Sanquhar handed over in March 2021 and 5 new homes in Monreith in May 2021.

Other projects we are working on include:

  • Lincluden Stables, Dumfries (32 homes)
  • Nursery Avenue, Stranraer (19 homes)
  • Gilwood Road, Eastriggs (18 homes)

In total, the above projects will deliver 74 additional new homes for affordable rent.

Our Five-Year Programme
 

Ambitious plans are in place for a programme which will see hundreds of new homes built in communities across Dumfries and Galloway, which will help build better lives and better communities.

To help us move DGHP's new-build programme forward, over the next 5 years we will:

  • review our existing stock; and
  • look to deliver, where possible, innovative refurbishment and regeneration projects which bring more homes to existing neighbourhoods.

DGHP works in partnership with Dumfries and Galloway Council and the Scottish Government to transform neighbourhoods across the region ranging from identifying opportunities for redevelopment to supporting efforts to ensure the homes we build are also environmentally-friendly.

We will also continue to progress sites which DGHP already owns to deliver future phases of new homes as part of our commitment to providing essential housing in Dumfries and Galloway and look at further options for development of homes and community facilities in our communities.

Sustainability
 

Many tenants have already seen the difference our improvement plans can make to their homes and local area.

Our homes are not only great for tenants – they are environmentally-friendly too. We’re reducing the carbon footprint of our homes – and using the latest technologies to make homes cosier.

Doing our bit for the planet is also great news for tenants. By making our homes warmer, tenants won’t have to spend as much on their fuel bills.

Over the next five years we aim to:

  • improve energy and thermal efficiency standards of our homes including using renewable heat sources wherever possible and introducing smart meters to help with budgeting and energy use
  • reduce the number of tenants suffering from fuel poverty by offering fuel and debt advice.

Community Benefits
 

Our new-build programme offers much more than just much-needed, energy-efficient homes.

The scale of our new-build programme will allow us to offer a number of training and apprenticeship opportunities for our customers and communities as well as create hundreds of new jobs across the region.

We are making DGHP communities areas tenants are proud to call home. Our new ‘Community Benefit Model’ will see customers closely involved in making decisions around the community benefits they most want to see from our investment in existing homes and new-build housing projects.