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Edinburgh urges other cities to sign up to new Civic Charter on climate

The City of Edinburgh Council is calling on local authorities to follow its lead and sign up to the newly launched national Civic Charter on climate.

Published 25 October 2021

Green Deal aims to transform Glasgow's economy to tackle climate emergency

Glasgow City Council has outlined its draft Green Deal roadmap for the city, a nine-year mission to transform the city's economy to tackle the climate emergency.

Published 25 October 2021

Social housing and COP26 feature - invitation to participate

In anticipation of the forthcoming COP26 conference in Glasgow, Scottish Housing News and Scottish Construction Now will be running a major series on how Scotland’s social housing sector is meeting the net zero challenge.

Published 25 October 2021

Melville delivers 30 new affordable homes for Midlothian

Cabinet secretary for social justice, housing and local government, Shona Robison MSP, has welcomed the latest phase of 30 new social rented homes being built in Bilston, Midlothian by Melville Housing Association.

Published 22 October 2021

Perthshire community housing project plans to tackle rural housing crisis and climate emergency

Plans for a pioneering zero-carbon community housing project have been unveiled at ecotourism destination Comrie Croft in Perthshire.

Published 22 October 2021

Evie Copland wins CIH Malcolm Smith Trophy

University of Glasgow housing student Evie Copland has received a prestigious award after wowing industry judges with her work on housing law and policy.

Published 22 October 2021

Increasing numbers of people unable to pay energy bills

The number of people missing energy bill payments because they have run out of money before pay day has soared by 44% over the last year and could yet rise further, according to Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

Published 22 October 2021

Appeal lodged over non-determination of ‘ultra-low carbon’ Glasgow block

Kelvin Properties has submitted an appeal to Glasgow City Council over the authority's apparent non-determination of an application from the developer for 34 flats in Finnieston.

Published 22 October 2021

£11.5m available for charities through Ofgem’s energy redress scheme

The Ofgem Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme opened for its thirteenth round of funding yesterday, making £11.5 million available to charities across England, Scotland and Wales to support initiatives that work towards a just transition and reduce the impact of the climate emergency associated with energy use.

Published 22 October 2021

Timber supply 'finally catching construction demand'

It is "highly likely" that there is sufficient timber in the UK to satisfy construction demand following record-breaking volumes of imports since the beginning of the year, according to the Timber Trades Federation (TTF).

Published 22 October 2021

Water expert calls for more green action from public sector

A surface water specialist is urging Scottish public and third sector organisations to use carbon-negative drainage systems on new construction projects.

Published 22 October 2021

Campaign launched to tackle pensioner poverty

Age Scotland has teamed up with the Rangers Charity Foundation this season to tackle the high levels of pensioner poverty in Scotland.

Published 22 October 2021

Full plans lodged for first 146-home phase of Arbroath expansion

Detailed designs for 146 new homes, a quarter of which will be affordable, have been submitted for the north-western edge of Arbroath.

Published 21 October 2021

Flats plan at former Springburn football ground makes progress

Merchant Homes Ltd and Advance Construction (Scotland) Ltd have followed a recent consultation regarding plans for 84 flats in Springburn with a formal planning application to Glasgow City Council.

Published 21 October 2021

HACT launches Energy Hardship Fund

The Energy Hardship Fund, set up by HACT, is aiming to raise £1 million to help residents who are struggling with the cost of their energy bills this winter, providing them with energy and cash vouchers.

Published 21 October 2021