East Renfrewshire Council commits to £32m social housing investment

East Renfrewshire CouncilCouncillors have approved a £32 million investment into social housing across East Renfrewshire over the next five years.

East Renfrewshire Council’s Housing Capital Programme will deliver extensive housing projects and much needed housing for the years ahead.

Key projects will include:

  • £4m in upgrading central heating in social rent accommodation by 2021
  • £1.4m to rewire 400 properties
  • £8m on external structural projects including roofs and rendering
  • £3.2m invested in new internal elements such as kitchens, bathrooms, windows and doors
  • £1.4m upgrading sheltered housing
  • £14.4m on new build council housing
  • The announcement follows the news that the council, supported by the Scottish Government, will be spending £900,000 on off the shelf accommodation by the end of March 2017, adding additional properties to the area’s social housing stock.

    Councillor Danny Devlin, convener of housing, said: “We are committed to providing the best quality homes possible for our residents so I’m delighted that we have made such a significant commitment to improving, and increasing, our housing stock.

    “This will make a genuine difference to residents’ lives and I look forward to seeing the plan become a reality. It’s an exciting time as we enter the most extensive house building and investment programme in East Renfrewshire in a generation.”

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