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Highlands community regeneration grant fund open for applications

The Highland Council is now accepting expressions of interest for the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund for 2022-2023.

Published 13 May 2021

Community asset transfers approved for Highland communities in Morar and Wester Ross

Two Highland communities and visitors to the region are to benefit from the decisions of the Highland Council’s Communities and Place Committee, as community asset transfers have been approved for the Morar and Wester Ross areas.

Published 13 May 2021

Call for listed buildings to be exempt from government's zero emissions target

Listed buildings and conservation areas could suffer damage to their quality and character unless great care is taken with plans to reduce carbon emissions produced by Scotland’s homes and workplaces, according to a conservation charity.

Published 12 May 2021

Total Homes helps supply furniture to Queens Cross tenants

Queens Cross Housing Association has teamed up with social enterprise Total Homes Co-operative to supply refurbished domestic appliances and household furniture to tenants at low cost.

Published 12 May 2021

Second phase of homes at Dundee golf course set for approval

Councillors have been recommended to approve plans for a second phase of a housing development on land at Ballumbie Castle Golf Course in Dundee.

Published 12 May 2021

Argyll and Bute Council welcomes additional funding to help tackle fuel poverty

Argyll and Bute Council has received an additional £2.3 million from the Scottish Government’s Energy Efficient Scotland: Area Based Scheme Programme to help reduce fuel poverty in the area.

Published 12 May 2021

Dundee tallies up Covid-19 response and recovery work

The scale of support given to Dundee’s most vulnerable during the coronavirus pandemic, and Dundee City Council plans to maintain that effort while boosting recovery, has been laid out for councillors.

Published 12 May 2021

UK's empty high street retail spaces 'could deliver 25,000 new homes'

The demise of the UK’s retail industry has left empty premises with enough space to provide nearly 25,000 homes to a market value of £7.4 billion, according to new research.

Published 12 May 2021

Dundee housing development to be named after Billy Mackenzie

Dundee City Council has approved proposals to name a road in a new housing development after music icon Billy Mackenzie.

Published 12 May 2021

Midlothian appoints first Older People's Champion

Councillor Margot Russell has been appointed as Midlothian Council's first Older People’s Champion.

Published 12 May 2021

Up to 155 co-living flats planned at former Glasgow hospice site

A public consultation is now under way into plans for a proposed residential development at the former Prince And Princess Of Wales Hospice site in Glasgow.

Published 11 May 2021

SFHA to work with new government to deliver the homes Scotland needs 

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has congratulated the SNP on its election result and pledged to work with the new Scottish Government in order to deliver the affordable housing that Scotland needs during this parliament.

Published 11 May 2021

Almond Housing Association provides support for tenants struggling with fuel costs

Almond Housing Association (AHA) has created a package of support for those who are experiencing increased fuel costs and are struggling with the pressures brought on by the pandemic and subsequent restrictions.

Published 11 May 2021

Shetland pauses routine housing repairs to clear backlog

Shetland Islands Council (SIC) is to pause routine repair work until the end of June to prioritise emergency and urgent housing repairs for tenants.

Published 11 May 2021

Persimmon submits plans for 197 homes at Blindwells

The latest planning application for new homes at one of Scotland’s largest mixed-use development projects could see a third housebuilder on site before the end of the year.

Published 11 May 2021