The annual SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration were launched for 2022 yesterday by the Scottish Government at a special event in the Britannia Panopticon, the world’s oldest surviving music hall, in Glasgow to celebrate the ‘Year of Stories’. The event, attended
The John Lewis Partnership has announced the first three locations where it proposes to build new rental homes. The homes would form part of the UK’s growing build-to-rent property market as the Partnership seeks to raise standards in rental property, both through its role as a developer and a
Views are being sought on a range of proposals to improve walking, wheeling and cycling conditions, as well as public transport links, parks and public spaces, around new and future residential developments across the city. Plans have been developed for four neighbourhoods identified as significant
The UK Government's plan to extend the Right to Buy (RTB) their home to all housing association tenants in England is a "retrograde step" that could erode the supply of affordable housing, it has been warned.
When Places for People completed its development at The Green, three miles south of Edinburgh at Longstone, the company sought to find a positive way to repurpose a large marketing suite in the form of a portacabin. Recently, it launched a campaign calling on Scottish charities, community groups and
Construction work on Edinburgh’s first ‘net zero’ housing development is underway in the north west of the city. Led by the City of Edinburgh Council in partnership with Glasgow-based contractor CCG (Scotland) Ltd, the 75 home ‘Granton D1’ affordable housing pilot is pa
The Scottish Land Fund has awarded the Langholm Initiative charity £1 million in a “major game-changer” for South Scotland’s biggest ever community buyout. The town of Langholm in Dumfries and Galloway aims to raise £2.2m by July to purchase 5,300 acres of Langholm Moor
Communities across Britain that were impacted by Storm Arwen will receive an additional £10.3 million in compensation from power companies after a report found it was “unacceptable” thousands of homes were left to cope in "appalling conditions" for over a week.
2022 is an important milestone for the Tenants Information Service (TIS) as the organisation celebrates 20-years under the leadership of chief executive, Ilene Campbell. Ilene held senior positions in the development team before being appointed chief executive in 2002. During Ilene’s two decad
Bellway Homes Limited (Scotland East) has purchased a further parcel of land from Shawfair LLP to develop a new residential development near Sheriffhall on the outskirts of Edinburgh. The acquisition marks the second phase of housebuilding at Shawfair for Bellway, which was the first partner to
A unique link-up for Elderpark Housing and an inspirational befriending organisation has been relaunched. Elderpark Housing and the No.1 Befriending Agency have been working together to tackle isolation and loneliness in communities for over two years – including during the pandemic.