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Arran needs houses

Housing on Arran, particularly affordable housing, is a perennial issue that needed to be addressed decades ago. Unfortunately for developers and potential occupants, housing on Arran is hampered by a cost penalty, with estimates suggesting at least 20 per cent over the norm owing to island logistics.

The lack of housing, besides the many social implications, is directly linked with the economy of Arran as any business owner or parent will knowingly tell you. Struggling to secure a full complement of staff has seen many a business severely restricted or even shutting its doors altogether. Arran’s enterprising youth leave its shores to pursue careers where they can afford to start a life and climb onto the property ladder.

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