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Scottish Borders Council launches second phase of consultation on draft Anti-Poverty Strategy

Scottish Borders Council has launched the second phase of its consultation on the draft Anti-Poverty Strategy which has been developed as part a Borders-wide commitment to supporting individuals, families and communities experiencing hardship, whether that is as a result of economic, fuel, housing, food, digital or any other type of hardship.

Published 31 March 2021

Statutory intervention continues at Fairfield Housing Association

The Scottish Housing Regulator has continued its statutory intervention at Fairfield Housing Association to support the landlord through its proposed transfer of homes to Kingdom Housing Association.

Published 30 March 2021

Barry Johnstone: Caledonia's People team has stepped up over the last year

Caledonia Housing Association's Barry Johnstone reveals how his team supported the organisation last year so that staff could do their job to support tenants.

Published 30 March 2021

Cairn's Elgin development on track for August completion

Robertson Construction Northern has revealed its new development for Cairn Housing Association in Elgin is on track for completion in August.

Published 30 March 2021

#SHN20years: Osprey Housing

Osprey Housing chief executive officer Glenn Adcook has joined people throughout the sector in wishing Scottish Housing News congratulations for our 20th anniversary year.

Published 30 March 2021

Regulator promotes refreshed complaints handling procedures

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published new complaints handling procedures in line with an updated model from the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman.

Published 30 March 2021

Hillcrest receives £310,000 to support vulnerable people through pandemic

Hillcrest has successfully secured £310,380 from a range of donors to support people and communities in Scotland who have been most affected by the pandemic.

Published 30 March 2021

Election: Scottish Conservatives pledge to build 60,000 affordable homes in five years

Scottish Conservatives leader Douglas Ross has outlined the party's housebuilding manifesto with plans to build 60,000 affordable homes, including 40,000 in the social rented sector, over the next parliament.

Published 30 March 2021

Ofgem energy redress scheme awards over £2m to charities

The Energy Saving Trust has today revealed 32 new charity-run projects that will receive funding through Ofgem's Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme.

Published 30 March 2021

Stepps housing development gets go-ahead

Barratt Homes West Scotland and CALA Homes (West) have achieved planning consent from North Lanarkshire Council to create a high-quality residential development in Stepps which will bolster the local community with essential housing options.

Published 30 March 2021

Barratt Developments contributes more than £245m to Scottish economy

Despite the challenges of the past year, Barratt Developments Scotland has made a substantial contribution of £245 million to the UK economy and supported hundreds of other organisations in the supply chain.

Published 30 March 2021

National Trust for Scotland formally objects to housing plan adjacent to Dunmore Pineapple

An application lodged for 82 houses and a visitor centre next to the 18th century Dunmore Pineapple near Airth will have “a hugely adverse impact on the site” and pose a threat to wildlife, according to the National Trust for Scotland (NTS).

Published 30 March 2021

Hebridean distillery in Raasay affordable housing call

The founders of the Isle of Raasay Distillery are calling for more affordable housing on the island as they submit plans to help provide staff with stable accommodation.

Published 30 March 2021

Borders village masterplan makes planning progress

Scottish Borders Council has granted Planning Permission in Principle (PPiP) for a mixed-use redevelopment of a historic auction mart to create a "new town centre" for Newtown St Boswells.

Published 30 March 2021

Green light for 60 new homes in Lochgelly

Permission has been granted for 58 new homes in Lochgelly after Fife Council approved plans submitted by local developer Easy Living Homes.

Published 30 March 2021