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Resigning Thistle board member questions ‘over £500,000 spend’ on consultants

Nearly two years after the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) took statutory action against Thistle Housing Association, long-serving committee member Brenda Wilson has resigned from the board, saying that more than half a million pounds has been spent on consultants since the Association found itself in trouble.

Published 3 July 2020

Cunninghame Housing Association and RBS agree £15m funding agreement for new social housing

Cunninghame Housing Association has agreed a £15 million funding programme with Royal Bank of Scotland to create a new social housing programme for Ayrshire and the Borders.

Published 3 July 2020

SFHA provides weekly Social Housing Resilience Group update

The recent work of the Social Housing Resilience Group (SHRG) has been outlined in the weekly update provided by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

Published 3 July 2020

Regulator renews commitment to tenant and service user involvement

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published its new plan for involving tenants and service users which it said will put them at the heart of its work.

Published 3 July 2020

Aberdeen extends city centre affordable housing moratorium

A moratorium on affordable housing requirements for developments in Aberdeen city centre has been extended until June 2022.

Published 3 July 2020

Positive outlook for McTaggart Construction

McTaggart Construction has begun the second half of the year positively with several contract wins, new site starts and a senior appointment. 

Published 3 July 2020

Survey: Digital exclusion and the impact of COVID-19 among Scottish social housing tenants

People working within the housing sector are being invited to participate in an online survey that is focusing on the impact that COVID-19 is having on digitally excluded social housing tenants across Scotland.

Published 3 July 2020

New COVID-19 planning guidance and advice notes unveiled

The Scottish Government has issued a raft of new planning guidance and advice notes to assist with the easing of lockdown restrictions.

Published 3 July 2020

Scottish Government overturns Dunfermline housing decision

A developer has successfully appealed to the Scottish Government after its plans for new homes next to Townhill Country Park in Dunfermline were rejected by the local authority.

Published 3 July 2020

Aberdeen approves flats plan at Greyfriars House

The demolition of a former office block in Aberdeen in favour of 140 flats moved closer this week with approval in principle agreed by councillors.

Published 3 July 2020

Kinross development plans rejected over Loch Leven sewage concerns

Perth & Kinross Council has rejected an application to expand a housing development in Kinross amid concerns that sewage water would spill into Loch Leven.

Published 3 July 2020

Scottish Government supports EU Citizens Rights Project

The Citizens Rights Project is to receive a grant of £42,810  from the Scottish Government ensuring that EU citizens in Scotland will receive increased support in the last six months of the EU Exit Transition period.

Published 3 July 2020

Planning progress for 200-home vision at Govan waterfront

Govan Housing Association’s proposal for a residential-led mixed-use regeneration of land at Water Row has been awarded planning permission in principle.

Published 2 July 2020

Decision delayed on New Gorbals flats plan

A decision into plans by New Gorbals Housing Association to deliver an eight-storey block of flats on a city gap site has been delayed by councillors.

Published 2 July 2020

Letting Agent Code of Practice: New study reveals subjective approach to compensation

A recent study conducted on behalf of the Legal Services Agency seeks to examine the valuation of compensation awards in the two years following the introduction of the Letting Agent Code of Practice. LSA volunteers and Glasgow School of Law graduates Alice Dalkin, Caitlin Perring and Marianne Wilson detail its findings.

Published 2 July 2020