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Dundee City Council agrees £6m housing expenditure programme

Dundee City Council has taken action to tackle the worsening housing crisis in the city, by agreeing to take £312,000 from an Environmental Improvement Fund to provide £6 million in capital expenditure to build or buy new homes.

Published 27 October 2020

Internal investigation into construction contracts awarded by Falkirk Council

Falkirk Council has initiated a corporate fraud investigation into the awarding of construction contracts.

Published 27 October 2020

Edinburgh begins Granton Waterfront housing consultation

The City of Edinburgh Council has launched a public consultation into its plans for the first phase of housing for the development of Granton Waterfront.

Published 27 October 2020

Scottish Construction Now forging ahead with 10,000 daily subscribers

Scottish Housing News is pleased to report that our sister publication Scottish Construction Now has passed a significant milestone breaking through the 10,000 subscribers mark to its free daily newsletter with over more than 140,000 unique visitors to the website each month.

Published 27 October 2020

Campion Homes improves margins despite challenging COVID-19 climate

Fife-based Campion Homes has reported positive financial results for the 12 months to 30th June 2020 despite a three-month closure due to COVID-19.

Published 27 October 2020

Kelvin Properties unveils second Build to Rent development in Glasgow

The team behind Glasgow’s first major city centre Build to Rent (BTR) housing development has successfully delivered another multi-million-pound BTR project.

Published 27 October 2020

Charities team up to hire new pets engagement officer for homeless dog owners

Simon Community Scotland has linked up with the UK’s largest dog welfare charity to launch a brand-new initiative to increase dog-friendly accommodation options for homeless dog owners in Scotland.

Published 27 October 2020

Child Winter Heating Assistance payments to start

Families of disabled children will receive a new heating benefit from the Scottish Government by Christmas.

Published 27 October 2020

Angus councillors advised to reject Edzell sheltered housing bid

Angus councillors are being advised to reject a housebuilder's surprise £250,000 bid for sheltered housing in Edzell which is set to be knocked down and replaced.

Published 27 October 2020

Dundee City Council approves plans for 34 new homes

Plans for 34 new multi-bedroom homes in Whitfield in Dundee have been approved by Dundee City Council.

Published 27 October 2020

RTPI announces John McNairney as new Fellow

Scottish Government chief planner John McNairney has been elected to Fellowship of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

Published 27 October 2020

Leith gasworks redevelopment recommended for approval

Councillors have been recommended to approve plans for a mixed-use development including 18 affordable homes at a former gasworks in Leith.

Published 26 October 2020

Our Housing Heritage - how a Lothian piggery pioneered social housing for Scottish veterans

For the next edition of Our Housing Heritage, journalist and digital history specialist Chris Holme shares the story of how First World War servicemen came to reside in the rural village of Longniddry.

Published 26 October 2020

CIH Scotland responds to consultation on local connection referrals

Suspending local connection referrals could increase demand for housing and homelessness services in some areas, CIH Scotland has warned.

Published 26 October 2020

Work starts on council homes at Irvine harbourside

Construction of Irvine harbourside’s multi-million-pound council housing development is set to get underway today.

Published 26 October 2020