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Graham Marchbank: Local Design Panels need planners

It's important that developers behind housing applications understand that a design review is there not necessarily to cut numbers but to get to grips with place-making & quality, writes RTPI Scotland executive committee member Graham Marchbank.

Published 4 June 2019

Linwood gets £3,000 boost to make new green space a reality

Campaigners working hard to create green space known as “The Village Garden” in Linwood are celebrating a major cash boost.

Published 4 June 2019

Old is cool for young Bield volunteer

A high school pupil from Glasgow is proving that old is cool by donating her time to help elderly people at her local retirement development.

Published 4 June 2019

Orkney Islands Council backs development of £28.5m ‘smart energy island'

Orkney Islands Council (OIC) is to support the development of a multi-partner £28.5 million renewable energy project which could ultimately eliminate the need for fossil fuels.

Published 4 June 2019

Cockburn Association: Edinburgh – The Heritage City

Edinburgh heritage body the Cockburn Association has launched a series of thought-pieces under the heading Our Unique City: Our Past, Our City, Our Future to generate a civic conversation that looks to address the many challenges facing the capital now and in the immediate future.

Published 4 June 2019

Places for People signs one of UK housing's biggest modular deals

Places for People has unveiled a pioneering joint venture to deliver hundreds of modular homes, as confidence in offsite manufacturing (OSM) grows.

Published 4 June 2019

Community housing causes to benefit from £500,000 grant

Local community housing projects and charities are being urged to put their case forward as Nationwide makes £500,000 available to help make a difference to communities across the region.

Published 4 June 2019

Kingdom Housing Association pioneers new approach to combat homelessness

Kingdom Housing Association is pioneering an innovative new project that aims to break the vicious circle of homelessness and unemployment by simultaneously giving a homeless person a job, a home and support with any complex needs or barriers to sustaining their tenancy.

Published 3 June 2019

Sanctuary to deliver 118 affordable homes in Aberdeen

Sanctuary has been given planning permission to build 118 affordable homes in Aberdeen.

Published 3 June 2019

Ministers back Centre for Homelessness Impact joining What Works Network

National What Works advisor Dr David Halpern has today welcomed the Centre for Homelessness Impact as a new member of the What Works Network.

Published 3 June 2019

Dundee plans £4.5m home renovation investment

Nearly £4.5 million is set to be invested in homes and communities across Dundee as a series of tenders is put forward for approval.

Published 3 June 2019

Sod cutting launches new phase of homes at Pennywell Living

Hundreds of new homes are closer to becoming a reality after work got under way on the latest phase of regeneration in Pennywell.

Published 3 June 2019

New East Renfrewshire council homes handed over to tenants

Delighted tenants have moved into their brand new council homes in Barrhead, marking the first social housing builds by East Renfrewshire Council for a generation.

Published 3 June 2019

One in ten Scottish workers have missed energy bills due to lack of money

One tenth of Scots who are in work have had to miss paying gas or electricity bills at least once in the last year because they have run out of money, a new report has found.

Published 3 June 2019

Call for ‘radical’ action after damning poverty and inequality report

The Scottish Government is calling on the UK Government to make radical changes to tackle poverty and inequality in the UK.

Published 3 June 2019