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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

Work resumes on Warmer Homes Scotland fuel poverty scheme

A national scheme to help reduce people’s fuel bills restarted yesterday, bringing more than 300 staff out of furlough to start installing energy efficiency measures in people’s homes.

Published 2 July 2020

Aberdeen resumes council house building programme

CHAP Group has recommenced work on Aberdeen City Council's council house building programme.

Published 2 July 2020

Communities groups led by River Clyde Homes secure £100,000 funding

A network of community groups led by River Clyde Homes has made a successful bid to the Scottish Government that will bring a £100,000 windfall to the Inverclyde area.

Published 2 July 2020

Ardenglen Housing Association wins over £15,000 funding for digital connection programme

Ardenglen Housing Association has been awarded funding totalling £15,454 from The National Lottery Community Fund to help its senior residents become more digitally included.

Published 2 July 2020

Forgewood and Garrion People’s reach 5,000 meals milestone

Forgewood Housing Cooperative and Garrion People’s Housing Cooperative provided their 5000th meal this week as part of their response to COVID-19.

Published 2 July 2020

Dundee City Council awarded additional funding for discretionary housing payments

Dundee City Council has been awarded an additional £200,000 by the Scottish Government to support tenants who are under financial pressure due to coronavirus.

Published 2 July 2020

Demand surges for new build homes while most people appreciate their home ‘more than ever’

With show homes and sales offices in Scotland now open again as lockdown restrictions begin to ease, builders are reporting strong levels of interest.

Published 2 July 2020