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Guild Homes seeks to reduce affordable housing contribution

Housebuilder Guild Homes is seeking to overturn a 'disproportionate' financial contribution on one of its latest projects.

Published 7 January 2021

UK Government won’t extend support to rough sleepers during latest lockdown

People experiencing homelessness in England are facing the new lockdown without a return of the “Everyone In” housing policy, which helped house 15,000 people at the beginning of the pandemic.

Published 7 January 2021

Trust objects to development near Borders home of Sir Walter Scott

A proposed housing development on the banks of the River Tweed threatens views from Sir Walter Scott’s celebrated Borders home, its trustees have warned.

Published 7 January 2021

West Dunbartonshire unveils net zero by 2045 strategy

West Dunbartonshire Council has set out its plans to achieve net zero emissions by 2045.

Published 7 January 2021

Poverty grants now available to Midlothian community groups

Community groups, charities and social enterprises can now apply for a Midlothian Council grant of between £5,000 and £20,000 to help tackle poverty.

Published 7 January 2021

Major investors back build-to-rent development on site of former Glasgow police HQ

A joint venture between Apache Capital and Harrison Street is to fund a landmark build-to-rent (BTR) development in central Glasgow.

Published 6 January 2021

Rural Stirling Housing Association announces rent freeze

In a welcome piece of new year cheer, Rural Stirling Housing Association (RSHA) has announced that its tenants are to be given a rent freeze.

Published 6 January 2021

'Severe undersupply' of senior housing highlighted in new research

There is a significant undersupply of age-related housing in Scotland with some particularly striking regional differences, according to new research.

Published 6 January 2021

Dundee councillors urged to approve end of block sales

Members of Dundee City Council’s neighbourhood services committee will be asked to approve the ending of the local authority’s policy to sell the last council house in mixed tenure locations when it becomes vacant.

Published 6 January 2021

Housing Options Scotland to assist with disabled man’s home ownership dream

Like many 27-year-olds in Edinburgh, Calum Grevers lives with his parents and longs for independence.

Published 6 January 2021

West Lothian Council objects to housing near Jupiter Artland

West Lothian Council has objected to plans to build 2,000 new homes near the award-winning sculpture park Jupiter Artland. 

Published 6 January 2021

Work on Dundee city centre social housing to begin shortly

Plans to deliver 31 social hosing units to Dundee city centre are a step closer after West Ranga Property Group (WRPGL) purchased the heritable interest in 11-15 Murraygate from Arcadia for an undisclosed price.

Published 6 January 2021

England: Homeless veterans complete self-build homes

Six previously homeless veterans have completed a self-build scheme of 19 affordable homes in Leominster, Herefordshire.

Published 6 January 2021

CAS calls for further investment into energy efficiency measures amid soaring demand for advice

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is calling for greater investment in energy efficiency measures as demand for online advice soared as the weather turned cold.

Published 6 January 2021

£10,000 donation to holiday meals fund feeds thousands of children

Thousands of vulnerable children across South Ayrshire are benefitting from free meals over the school holidays, thanks to a £10,000 donation from an innovative community fund.

Published 6 January 2021