Wellhouse Housing Association calls for support to progress new housing in Glasgow

Wellhouse Housing Association (WHA) is calling for support to progress ambitious plans to bring new housing to the East End of Glasgow.

The forward-thinking housing association is focused on developing 160 homes across three sites, but plans have currently been halted as critical work is required on the underground drainage system.

An extensive flood mitigation survey has been carried out and work is now underway on a number of key elements including creation of retrofit highway rain gardens and bio-retention areas, however, issues with a drain are holding up progress.

WHA is now calling on City Property, Glasgow City Council and Scottish Water for support so there can be investment in new homes as part of the vital regeneration of the area.

Maureen Morris, chair of WHA, said: “It is well documented that Easterhouse has high levels of deprivation and at WHA we firmly believe it is important that there is on-going investment in the area which must include community housing as well as facilities for the area.

“Extensive work has been carried out to make this vision a reality however progress has now stalled due to issues with the drainage system.

“We are calling upon City Property, Glasgow City Council and Scottish Water to work with us to identify a solution so we can bring positive change to the lives of local people, helping to create a vibrant community which people are proud to call home.”

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