Ballater school affordable housing plans revised

Fresh plans by Grampian Housing Association to deliver affordable homes on the site of a former Deeside school have been lodged.

Published 17 January 2019

RICS: Focus on social housing ‘holding back delivery of homes’

The Scottish Government must explore other avenues for housing development across all tenures if it is to reach its targets for new homes, the Royal Institute for Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has warned.

Published 17 January 2019

Perth pensioner peddles to success with cycling initiative

A cycling initiative aimed at getting older people out and enjoying the fresh air has gotten off to a ‘wheelie’ good start thanks to a Perth pensioner.  

Published 17 January 2019

England: Tenant Fees Bill provisions to come into effect in June

New legislation to bring an end to costly fees imposed by landlords or letting agents in England is to come into force this summer.

Published 17 January 2019

Mactaggart & Mickel appoints first female MD and unveils new brand identity

Housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel has announced a significant new appointment as homes director Joanne Casey takes on the newly created role of managing director of its Homes England division.

Published 17 January 2019

Springfield Properties plans further 139 homes at Edinburgh development

Springfield Properties has submitted a planning application for an additional 139 homes its existing site in Edinburgh.

Published 17 January 2019

Staff vacancies in Scotland’s care sector on the rise

More than half of adult care homes and care at home services in Scotland have staff vacancies which are significantly above the national average, according to a new report.

Published 17 January 2019

Last call for free procurement support for housing associations – Regulator encourages participation

The free procurement support programme funded by the Scottish Government has so far helped more than 40 associations to improve how they procure with a further 30 in the pipeline.

Published 16 January 2019

Funding approved for Argyll and Bute energy efficiency improvements

Argyll and Bute Council has been awarded funding to help residents make energy efficiency improvements to their properties, such as external/internal wall insulation, underfloor insulation, cavity wall insulation and loft insulation.

Published 16 January 2019

Housing plan at former Corstorphine Hospital given green light

A 78-home redevelopment of Corstorphine Hospital near Edinburgh Zoo has been granted planning permission despite concerns over the lack of affordable homes and the welfare of the zoo’s giant pandas.

Published 16 January 2019

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