THE Wee County is to receive nearly £30million over the next five years to deliver more affordable homes.

Funding from the Scottish Government will be spread out across the years up to 2025-26 with assumptions already published to allow Clackmannanshire Council to plan for delivery.

The government indicated that it will provide £6.666m to the council in the current financial year to deliver affordable housing targets with around £5.8m to follow every consecutive year.

Ambitions are to ensure everyone in Scotland has access to a warm, safe, affordable and energy efficient home that meets their needs.

The government's Housing to 2040 policy said housing has a key role in eradicating child and fuel poverty as well as homelessness while helping to tackle climate change.

Announcing the funding last week, with £3.2billion in grant funding to go out across the country, housing secretary Shona Robison said: “We have already delivered more than 102,000 affordable homes since 2007.

“Building on this, our aim is to deliver 100,000 affordable homes by 2032, with at least 70 per cent of these for social rent.

“Meeting this ambition will require continued collaboration across the private and public sectors.

“I’m pleased to be increasing significantly the available affordable housing grant funding for council areas to help with this important work.

“The five-year allocations will provide the certainty and assurance the housing sector needs to deliver the ambitious affordable homes target set out in our Housing to 2040 strategy.”