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RICS: House hunters start to return to the market but struggle to find new homes for sale

Buyers are starting to return to the UK housing market but have little choice of new properties, according to the September 2021 RICS Residential Market Survey.

Published 14 October 2021

Caledonia Housing Association submits plans for 140 affordable homes

A major regeneration scheme to build 140 new affordable homes and improve community amenities in Bellsmyre, Dumbarton has moved a step closer as Caledonia Housing Association has submitted a detailed planning application to West Dunbartonshire Council.

Published 13 October 2021

SHR publishes information about its statutory intervention powers

The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has published more information about how it uses its statutory intervention powers if it needs to take action to safeguard the interests of tenants and service users.

Published 13 October 2021

Social Bite launches jobs first initiative with UK's largest employers

Social Bite has launched a pioneering initiative to help revolutionise the access people who have experienced homelessness have to job opportunities across the UK.

Published 13 October 2021

One in ten adults in Scotland say their home harms their health

One in 10 adults in Scotland – equivalent to 444,000 people – say their current home harms their health, according to a YouGov poll commissioned by housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland.

Published 13 October 2021

Plans submitted for 350 new homes in Ayr

Glasgow-based property consultancy firm Iceni Projects Ltd has submitted plans to build 350 new homes in Ayr.

Published 13 October 2021

Propertymark urges Scottish Government to loosen rules on energy-efficiency pilot

The Scottish Government must remove the shackles from a pilot offering homeowners energy-efficiency support if it is to maximise the potential of a national rollout, Propertymark has said.

Published 13 October 2021

New ventilation standards put islanders off insulation schemes

Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan has warned that new housing ventilation standards are letting too much wind into homes.

Published 13 October 2021

Springfield announces new mental health and wellbeing partnership

Springfield has announced a new partnership with the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity to deliver a range of proactive support resources for the construction community, including the charity’s 24/7 industry helpline, complementary app and free wellbeing and mental health workshops.

Published 13 October 2021

Taylor Wimpey makes detailed planning application for Hamilton development

Taylor Wimpey West Scotland has submitted an Approval of Matters specified in Conditions (AMSC) application to South Lanarkshire Council for the provision of 206 private new homes through the development of land off Meikle Earnock Road, in Hamilton.

Published 13 October 2021

Opportunity for energy efficiency businesses to join major Scottish framework

Businesses in the energy efficiency sector have the opportunity to bid for a place on a national procurement framework used by councils and housing associations.

Published 13 October 2021

48 flats planned on site of FourSquare warehouse in Edinburgh

Plans have been submitted to replace an Edinburgh warehouse used by charity FourSquare with private and affordable apartments.

Published 12 October 2021

Planning permission approved for affordable housing in Killearn

Plans by Rural Stirling Housing Association to build 11 affordable houses have been given conditional approval by Stirling Council’s Planning and Regulation Panel.

Published 12 October 2021

New homes and co-working space to revamp Edinburgh's Finance House

New plans have emerged for a residential and office conversion of Finance House in Edinburgh.

Published 12 October 2021

PRS REIT acquires first Scottish site

The real estate investment trust that invests in new-build family rental homes, the PRS REIT plc, has announced the acquisition of its first site in Scotland.

Published 12 October 2021