HUNDREDS of new homes will be built in Clacks, following the launch of a new development programme in the region.

Kingdom Housing Association aim to deliver 334 new builds in the Wee County over the next five years.

It comes amid wider plans to construct 2,003 homes in the wider area, including sites in Fife, Falkirk and Perth and Kinross.

Of the total number, at least 70 per cent of the properties will be for social rent with the rest set for mid-market rent.

Extrapolated for Clacks, around 230 new homes would be made available for social housing.

The homes will be developed both for Kingdom and its partners with an aim of supporting the Scottish Government's Housing 2040 Strategy and the goal to deliver 100,000 affordable homes by 2031-32.

Julie Watson, interim head of capital investment at Kingdom Housing Association, said: "Kingdom's 2020-21 development programme generated a total investment of over £60million, more than four times the total investment in 2015-16 which demonstrates our ongoing commitment to building great homes and great communities.

"Our future build programme also recognises our commitment to providing high quality, highly energy efficient homes which not only saves our tenants money in fuel costs but also contributes to Kingdom's strategic objectives in terms of sustainability and climate change."

During the life of the previous Scottish Parliament, the housing association delivered nearly 1,650 homes to the tune of nearly £258m.

A further 904 homes were under construction as at the end of March this year, including at Elm Grove in Alloa (pictured).

Bill Banks, chief executive of the Kingdom Group, added: "We pride ourselves on our collaborative approach to the delivery of affordable housing and have alliance agreements in place with Fife, Glen and Ore Valley HAs through the Fife Housing Association Alliance (FHAA) and Ochilview HA in Clackmannanshire.

"The FHAA is the lead developer in Fife and Kingdom is the lead RSL developer in Clackmannanshire.

"Significant levels of investment were made by the Scottish Government to help affordable housing providers deliver on its 2016-2021 housing goals and at Kingdom we look forward to working closely with the Scottish Government and other funding partners to deliver our ambitious development programme over the next five years."