We have conducted intensive research into Scotland’s housing needs in order to correctly identify what is the most appropriate residential accommodation to provide on the Kersewell estate that will complement the mixed Leisure, hospitality and holiday resort.
While it is well known that general housing is required by workers and families and is in short supply throughout the UK this housing is required close to working centres and with good transport connections. This means that this housing is required in, or very near, towns and cities.
While the Kersewell Resort is within a radius of 30 miles of 75% of Scotland’s total population it is not ideally placed for daily commuting by workers or families.
A trend we have noted is the trend towards a growing retirement community in Scotland and the need for retirement communities and supported living accommodation which also allows “down-sizing” for people with larger houses particularly in towns and cities.
“Current projections suggest that there will be a 50% increase in the over 60s …. by 2033- Figures for the 75 and over age group show a projected increase of over 80%.”