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Railway arch designs aim to open up connections between Glasgow communities

New Gorbals Housing Association has teamed up with Page\Park Architects to submit designs to create a pedestrian link between two Glasgow communities by opening up a railway arch.

Published 14 January 2021

Community buy-out proposed to develop social housing at Maryhill site

A community-based alternative has emerged for a vacant development site in Glasgow to be used for social housing amid plans by the local authority to sell to private developers.

Published 14 January 2021

Wheatley Group steps up its support for homeless people

Wheatley Group has helped almost 1800 homeless people put a roof over their heads throughout the coronavirus crisis.

Published 14 January 2021

Martin Gavin: Learn to spot ‘red flags’ – help prevent homelessness

As the new year gets underway the Everyone Home Collective of organisations in Scotland concerned about homelessness has called on community groups and local decision-making structures to look out for the ‘red flags’ that might help prevent homelessness before it starts. Martin Gavin, head of external relations at Homeless Network Scotland, recaps what was achieved in 2020 and what still needs to be done to prevent homelessness.

Published 14 January 2021

Fuel Bank Foundation receives £444,500 from fuel poverty fund

The Fuel Bank Foundation has become the first organisation to receive a share of the Scottish Government's £7 million Fuel Poverty Fund to tackle fuel poverty this winter.

Published 14 January 2021

Highland Council's plans to invest in housing discussed by local committee

At yesterday's meeting of the Black Isle, Dingwall and Seaforth Committee members had the opportunity to consider the Highland Council's draft Strategic Housing Investment Plan and, following discussions, provide comments for further consideration by the Council’s Economy and Infrastructure Committee.

Published 14 January 2021

Glasgow home carers to ballot for action over “no confidence” in COVID testing roll-out

Home carers in Glasgow City Council’s Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) will launch a ballot for industrial action next week, warning they have “no confidence” over plans for workplace testing of COVID-19 and amid ongoing uncertainty surrounding the vaccination programme.

Published 14 January 2021

Stacey Cassidy: Development of modular a key step on the road towards sustainable housing

Stacey Cassidy on modular housing in Scotland and its role in creating a more sustainable housing sector.

Published 14 January 2021

FCA to consider allowing consumer credit firms to repossess goods from end of January

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has proposed changing guidance on mortgages and consumer credit repossessions so that consumer credit firms will be able to repossess goods and vehicles from 31 January 2021.

Published 14 January 2021

New plans submitted for flats above Glasgow KFC

An amended plan to convert the empty floors above a KFC restaurant in central Glasgow into apartments has been submitted to Glasgow City Council.

Published 14 January 2021

Scottish house prices continued to increase in December

House prices and home sales activity in Scotland continued to rise last month, according to the December Residential Market Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Published 14 January 2021

Audit Scotland publishes digital progress in local government report

Audit Scotland has published its digital progress in local government report recommending that councils across Scotland should have a clear digital vision and strategy that sets out how digital transformation will deliver better outcomes for people.

Published 14 January 2021

Wheatley to bring Easterhouse site back to life with new homes plan

A planning application has been lodged for the proposed development of 47 homes for affordable rent in Easterhouse.

Published 13 January 2021

East Ayrshire council homes set for £154m investment

Thousands of council homes in East Ayrshire are expected to benefit from a £154 million improvement plan over the next five years.

Published 13 January 2021

South Ayrshire exceeds new affordable homes target

Few things went according to plan last year but 2020 was a good year for the construction of affordable homes across South Ayrshire.

Published 13 January 2021