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Construction work to start on second larger phase of Carrbridge homes

By Gavin Musgrove

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Tulloch Homes has received planning consent for a second phase of 48 homes at their Woodlands development at Carrbridge.

A Section 75 agreement has also been concluded with Highland Council.

A surge of interest in homes with a rural setting is being reported by the Highlands’ largest housebuilder.

The Inverness-based firm is expecting big interest in the Carrbridge location.

The firm has said the site is bordered by native Caledonian pine forest and is particularly appealing.

Lynne Boyd, sales director of Tulloch Homes, commented: "The pandemic and lockdown has clearly influenced more homebuyers to seek a rural environment and more space.

“This includes space to work from home as well as easy access to the countryside, which is a feature of our various locations.

“Only one home remains to be sold from the first phase of 24 at Carrbridge and the planning approval enables us to go forward with the larger phase.”

Ms Boyd indicated that Tulloch’s market research has identified homebuyers gravitating more towards edge of town and city or rural locations in their inclinations.

She said: “Covid-19 has focused people on having extra internal space in which to work, and space outside for family leisure time”, he said.

Tulloch Homes currently has developments in Conon Bridge, Muir of Ord, several in Inverness, and Glenrothes, Fife.

New developments, with planning approval, are in the pipeline at Aviemore, Kirkhill, Culbokie and Stirling.

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