EILDON Housing predicts it is set for its biggest years of growth yet - with a target of delivering more than 750 new homes by 2022.

The social landlord held its 44th Annual General Meeting last week.

During the meeting office bearers updated members on activities and progress against record breaking growth targets.

Chairman Trevor Burrows briefed the meeting and explained how Eildon is now the largest provider of new homes in the Borders.

He said: "The Eildon new build programme is generating hundreds of new homes to meet housing need in the Borders across our communities and is also levering in millions of pounds of investment to the local economy, supporting hundreds of high skilled jobs."

Eildon plans to build more than 750 new homes across the region over the next five years.

Mr Burrows also highlighted other achievements over the last 12 months, including the successful delivery of a large modernisation programme ahead of time and budget, as well as a range of other business improvement measures under the umbrella of the organisations ‘Working Smarter’ programme.

The AGM was also informed of the launch of a new ambitious Customer Engagement Strategy, giving Eildon customers across the Borders a greater range of options.

The AGM confirmed the membership of the Eildon Board for the year ahead and Mr Burrows was re-appointed to act as Chairman for a further year.

The Association also took time to pay tribute to two long-serving Board members who stood down from their voluntary positions.

Mrs Myra Turnbull retired from the Board earlier this year after serving for 24 years.

And Caroline Lang retired from the Board at the AGM, after completing an astonishing 33 years.

Mr Burrows and those in attendance thanked both Myra and Caroline for their contribution and public service.