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Total Homes Co-operative bags fifth award nomination

Total Homes Co-operative, a Glasgow-based reuse social enterprise, has added another award nomination to its roster after being open for just ten months.

Published 11 October 2019

Midlothian Council agrees further budget savings

Midlothian Council has confirmed further saving measures designed to help balance its budget.

Published 11 October 2019

Lovell welcomes Clark Crosbie as new land manager

Partnership housing developer Lovell Homes has set its sights on future growth with the appointment of Clark Crosbie as land manager.

Published 11 October 2019

Scottish site managers awarded for house building excellence

Three house building site managers were crowned winners in the Scotland finals of the NHBC Pride in the Job Awards 2019 at a ceremony held at The Hilton Glasgow last week.

Published 11 October 2019

Revised plans required for Dundee jute mill flats proposal

The architects behind the proposals to transform one of Dundee's oldest jute mills into modern flats are to submit revised plans for the site amid concerns from Historic Environment Scotland.

Published 11 October 2019

Scottish house prices continue to rise

House prices in Scotland continued to rise over the last three months, bucking the trend across other UK regions.

Published 11 October 2019

Eildon submits fresh design for Peebles development

Eildon Housing has submitted new plans this week for the redevelopment of Tweedbridge Court in Peebles.

Published 10 October 2019

Swan Group secures £50m growth capital facility to accelerate delivery of affordable homes

Housing developer Swan Group has successfully secured a growth capital investment facility with the help of Conduit Finance to help accelerate the development of over 3,000 affordable homes across the UK.

Published 10 October 2019

Sarah Lewis: Affordable Passivhaus homes

Sarah Lewis, associate director: architecture at Hamson Barron Smith (HBS), describes the company’s use of Passivhaus as its benchmark performance standard.

Published 10 October 2019

Paisley Housing Association receives positive feedback in customer service survey

Paisley Housing Association has been given a significant endorsement by its tenants in its latest customer opinion survey.

Published 10 October 2019

Scottish Government's £3m green investment programme opens

Projects which aim to help Scotland transition to a net-zero emissions economy by 2045 can now apply to be included in a new green investment programme.

Published 10 October 2019

More funding unveiled to combat homelessness this winter

Homelessness is being targeted with £164,000 in extra funding this winter from the Scottish Government.

Published 10 October 2019

Research reveals how derelict sites contribute to perceptions of urban decline

Derelict sites can have a detrimental impact on a community’s health, environment, economy and social cohesion, a new Scottish Land Commission research report has found.

Published 10 October 2019

Scotland's National Islands Plan addresses housing and fuel poverty problems

The Scottish Government has released its proposed National Islands Plan which provides a framework for action to improve housing and mitigate fuel poverty in Scotland's island communities.

Published 10 October 2019

Jennifer Jack: Knocking on the door of the empty homes conundrum at COSLA conference

Harper Macleod’s Jennifer Jack discusses the COSLA conference taking place in St Andrews this week and the powers local authorities have to get empty homes back into use.

Published 10 October 2019