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655-home Edinburgh development approved

Plans to build more than 650 new homes near Edinburgh Airport have been approved by councillors.

Published 24 May 2019

New recovery of possession of adapted properties guidance for social landlords

The Scottish Government has issued new guidance for social landlords on using the provisions introduced in the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 to recover possession of a property which has been designed or adapted for special needs.

Published 24 May 2019

Proposed benefit changes needed sooner to protect 50,000 children from poverty

The equivalent of a classroom of children will enter poverty in Scotland every day unless benefit changes proposed by the Scottish Government are introduced sooner, a think-tank has warned.

Published 24 May 2019

Work begins at 1,000-home Kingdom Park development in Kirkcaldy

Work has commenced on the first phases of a development that will deliver more than 1,000 new homes for Kirkcaldy.

Published 24 May 2019

Beyond the Planning Bill: How can we deliver more, well-designed homes in the right places?

Craig McLaren summarises the recent UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) roundtable which looked at the changes to the Planning (Scotland) Bill and explored how new approaches to planning can help us to build more, well-designed homes.

Published 24 May 2019

Homelessness and rapid re-housing

In recent months, Rapid Re-housing and Housing First have gained momentum as the movements that will bring about change as Scotland struggles with a homelessness crisis. A move to these programmes will undoubtedly require significant changes and substantial resources from an association/co-operative perspective. 

Published 24 May 2019

Linstone team raises more than £6,000 from Kilt Walk charity effort

Linstone Housing staff have handed over a massive £6,686 to Beatson Cancer Charity.

Published 24 May 2019

CAS outlines key recommendations for disability assistance payments

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has today outlined five key recommendations for Scotland’s newly devolved disability assistance payments.

Published 24 May 2019

Wales: Floating homes plan mooted for Swansea Bay

A floating island with up to 10,000 homes and shops forms part of an idea to revive a tidal lagoon project in Swansea Bay.

Published 24 May 2019

Degree show project helps create community in new housing developments

An Edinburgh Napier student is looking to use his design skills to help foster a sense of community in new housing developments.

Published 24 May 2019

New fund launched to support community food production

Schools, charities and community groups across Scotland are sharing £80,000 of grants to encourage people to grow their own food.

Published 24 May 2019

MSPs urged to put art at the heart of a vibrant future Scotland

A campaign has been launched to champion the valuable role visual art plays within communities across Scotland and to call for stronger recognition of this value when it comes to decision-making. 

Published 24 May 2019

Wheatley Group’s financial outlook revised upward to ‘stable’

International ratings agency S&P Global Ratings has announced an upgraded outlook on Wheatley Group’s credit rating.

Published 23 May 2019

Government consults on temporary homeless accommodation time limits and more consistent quality standards

The time people facing homelessness spend in unsuitable temporary housing including B&Bs could be limited under plans set out in a new consultation.

Published 23 May 2019

Report presents options for national street homelessness data and monitoring system

A report has been launched which outlines the options available for a new system which aims to track every person who is street homeless in Scotland.

Published 23 May 2019