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Consultation begins on future growth in Edinburgh and South East Scotland

Residents and interest groups living in Edinburgh and the South East of Scotland are being asked for their views on the challenges of future population growth including the need for more housing, infrastructure and protecting the environment.

Published 21 July 2015

'Exceptionally high' vote of confidence in Fife Care and Repair Service

The Fife Care and Repair Service, which is managed and operated by Kingdom Housing Association and funded by Fife Council, has been given an emphatic vote of confidence by users with satisfaction levels reaching 98 per cent.

Published 20 July 2015

Views needed for Youth Homelessness Survey

There’s still time for workers and organisations involved with homeless young people to fill out Homeless Action Scotland’s annual survey.

Published 20 July 2015

‘Amazing’ Grace cycles 500 miles to help homeless

A 14-year-old girl is cycling over 500 miles from Edinburgh to London to raise money to help homeless and badly housed people in Scotland.

Published 20 July 2015

England: Council sets out new rules to stop developers dodging affordable homes

A local authority in England is consulting on new rules to make it harder for developers to game the planning system and avoid building affordable homes.

Published 20 July 2015

Sanctuary Scotland submits plans for 143 Glasgow affordable homes

Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association has submitted plans to build 143 affordable homes on the site of the former Craigbank housing estate, Nitshill, Glasgow

Published 20 July 2015

Tax credits cuts will see Scots ‘£700m worse off’

Tax credit cuts announced in the UK government’s Budget could leave Scottish families £700 million worse off a year, the Scottish Government has claimed.

Published 20 July 2015

New web resource portrays one hundred years of Scotland’s housing crisis

The 100-year story of Scotland’s housing crisis has been depicted by an informative and educational online multimedia timeline, launched today by Shelter Scotland.

Published 20 July 2015

Scottish ministers seek welfare and employability powers

Scotland’s fair work and social justice ministers are to press UK ministers to fully honour the Smith recommendations on powers over welfare and employability.

Published 20 July 2015

Blog: Planning for a Fairer Scotland?

RTPI Scotland director, Craig McLaren, looks to stimulate a discussion on where planning and planners can support social justice.

Published 20 July 2015

Number making own electricity rises 52 per cent in one year

The number of Scots companies, communities, farms and landowners making their own electricity has risen by more than 50 per cent in the last year.

Published 20 July 2015

Scotland among first countries to adopt UN poverty and inequality targets

Scotland will become one of the first countries in the world to sign up to a new international action plan to tackle poverty and inequality and promote sustainable development across the globe, first minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

Published 20 July 2015

Scotland most ‘loyal’ housing region in Britain

Scotland has topped a poll of the area of Britain where people would most like to remain if they had the choice.

Published 20 July 2015

Social landlords launch non-profit energy company

A new independent energy supply company, the first in the UK operating on a non-profit distributing basis, plans to be selling heat and power to tenants in 200,000 homes across Scotland by 2020.

Published 16 July 2015

Council leader reported to watchdog over housing repairs contracts

The leader of North Lanarkshire Council has been reported to a watchdog for not declaring his friendship with executives at a company at the heart of a multi-million-pound council housing repairs deal.

Published 16 July 2015