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Scotland hits 100,000 affordable homes milestone but Covid hits recent completions

Housing secretary Shona Robison has hailed new statistics which show that Scotland has delivered more than 100,000 affordable homes since 2007 as a major milestone on the path to a fairer, more equal nation.

Published 15 June 2021

River Clyde Homes sends 'defiant message' with evictions of nuisance neighbours

River Clyde Homes said it has underlined its zero tolerance approach to anti-social behaviour following the evictions of two people in Greenock town centre and another person from Belville Street.

Published 15 June 2021

LAR continues Edinburgh expansion with acquisition of 89 homes

Housing charity LAR has concluded a deal to buy 89 properties as part of ambitious growth plans in Edinburgh.

Published 15 June 2021

Five-star recognition for Eildon

The Eildon Group has received the prestigious recognition of being awarded 5 Stars through the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) recognised for Excellence (R4E) framework.

Published 15 June 2021

New approaches help Edinburgh prevent more than 300 cases of homelessness

More than 300 households living in the private rented sector have been prevented from becoming homeless in just over a year thanks to the help of the City of Edinburgh Council’s Private Rented Service (PRS) Team.

Published 15 June 2021

Work completed on £5.4m specialist supported housing scheme in Leith 

Social housing investor Triple Point Social Housing REIT has today the completion of work on a new development in Leith which provides high-quality new homes for local people with long-term disabilities.

Published 15 June 2021

Consultation opens on proposed development in Currie

CALA Homes is calling on the surrounding community to engage in a potential new development north of Currie that includes a new road to relieve pressure on Lanark Road West.

Published 15 June 2021

Premier Homes Scotland going green with new Dunfermline development

A family-run property developer is establishing strong green credentials with a new eco-friendly development in Fife, with support from Bank of Scotland.

Published 15 June 2021

Barratt Homes donation helps out local Aberdeen communities

Barratt Developments North Scotland has donated £1,000 to Streetsport Scotland and to Bucksburn Community Council, as part of its latest Community Fund giveaway.

Published 15 June 2021

Wheatley Group gains Planet Mark accreditation in housing first

Wheatley Group has been hailed as a "leader in the housing industry" after it became the first housing group in Scotland to gain accreditation from a leading sustainability body

Published 14 June 2021

Melville wins prestigious green award for innovative flooring project

An innovative sustainable flooring project designed to improve the lives of hard-pressed tenants has won a prestigious gold award from environmental body the Green Organisation.

Published 14 June 2021

More than 850 empty homes brought back into use but charity warns of risk of Covid impact

A project that works with local councils to tackle the problem of empty homes has supported bringing over 850 empty properties back into use this year, despite restrictions caused by Covid-19 pandemic. 

Published 14 June 2021

Historical Bannockburn site sold out of liquidation to create new homes

A vacant builder’s yard and workshop in Bannockburn village has been sold out of liquidation to property developers Lovell Partnership Ltd in a deal which will regenerate the historical site and create 41 new homes, including ten affordable properties.

Published 14 June 2021

Shirley Wyles: Fire and smoke alarms in Scottish homes

Four years after the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower, BLM partner Shirley Wyles lays out the legal landscape regarding fire and smoke alarms in Scottish homes.

Published 14 June 2021

Taylor Wimpey secures detailed consent for East Kilbride development

Taylor Wimpey West Scotland has secured detailed planning permission (an Approval of Matters Specified in Conditions) from South Lanarkshire Council for the provision of 227 private new homes through the development of land off Jackton Road, on the western edge of East Kilbride, which forms part of the East Kilbride Community Growth Area (EKCGA).

Published 14 June 2021