STIRLING Council has re-affirmed its commitment to building more social rented homes following a decision to approve the transfer of the former St Margaret’s Primary School site in Cowie to the Housing Service.

This means that the site can now be used to create new affordable homes.

It will be developed by the council to provide up to 20 new homes, which will be a mix of cottage flats and family homes.

The former school buildings which occupied the site were demolished earlier this year.

Alasdair MacPherson, Planning and Regulations Panel convenor, said: "One of our key priorities is to build more social rented housing and this project will result in an increased supply of good quality, energy efficient housing that is affordable to households on low and middle incomes.

"We are committed to providing new homes for those who need them and I look forward to the project being developed."