We have been working with South West Mull and Iona Development Company to investigate the feasibility of community housing in the village of Bunessan in the Ross of Mull.
This has involved undertaking a comprehensive survey of local housing needs to understand the extent and kind of housing required in the community and who needs housing. The survey highlighted significant local need with many households living in unsuitable and insecure housing. Local business were also interviewed and revealed the significant impact limited housing opportunities had on the ability of lack business to expand.
Following an appraisal of options for the development of community housing we are working on a business plan for community housing and an application to the Rural and Islands Housing Fund.