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CaCHE webinar to explore collaboration on Glasgow tenement retrofit project

The UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CACHE) will today host the first of two webinars in collaboration with Aspect which will focus on case studies highlighting partnerships across business and industry, and the unique working model of the CACHE consortium.

Published 6 August 2020

Rock Trust’s Housing First for Youth project helps young people facing homelessness

An independent evaluation of the Rock Trust’s Housing First for Youth (HF4Y) pilot project in West Lothian has found that engagement with the project directly resulted in positive changes to the lives of the young people using the service over a two-year pilot period.

Published 6 August 2020

Scottish SMEs secure place on £18m-a-year demolition contract

Twenty-three Scottish SMEs are set to benefit from an £18 million-a-year contract to offer demolition and deconstruction services to all local authorities and housing associations.

Published 6 August 2020

Scottish Government overturns unanimous rejection of Milnathort homes plan

Perth & Kinross Council’s refusal of a housing application in Milnathort has been overturned by the Scottish Government.

Published 6 August 2020

RICS reiterates call for new Amberfield land classification

A new land classification of Amberfield would reduce costs for developers and enable SMEs and self/custom builders to generate homes at speed, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Published 6 August 2020

CALA Homes promotes from within for new East MD

CALA Homes has named Craig Lynes as the new managing director for its East of Scotland region, taking over the reins from David McGrath who was named regional chairman in March.

Published 6 August 2020

Residential-led mixed-use plan for Kirkcaldy waterfront rejected

Plans for a multi-million-pound waterfront development at the western end of the Kirkcaldy Esplanade have been rejected by Fife Council.

Published 6 August 2020

Green light for flats to replace Glasgow pub

Glasgow planners have approved plans to demolish an Anniesland pub and build flats in its place. 

Published 6 August 2020

Angus Council flats decision appealed

Rejected plans to convert a Muirhead garage into flats has been sent back to Angus Council for appeal consideration.

Published 6 August 2020

Evictions should be ‘last thing on anyone’s mind’ in current climate

A property management firm has said that evicting people from their homes should not be considered in the current climate and that the welfare and well-being of tenants and landlords must remain paramount as long as the continued impact of the coronavirus pandemic remains.

Published 5 August 2020

COVID-19 ‘a catalyst’ for greater use of technology in supported housing

The large majority (85%) of housing associations and sheltered housing providers believe their organisations' perceptions on using technology to support resident’s wellbeing has changed for the better during COVID-19.

Published 5 August 2020

Shelter Scotland warns of ‘tidal wave’ of evictions amid crisis grants increase

Shelter Scotland has reiterated its call for an extension to the current eviction protections amid a 40% increase in applications for crisis grants.

Published 5 August 2020

BHA helps tenants get digitally connected

Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) has secured support for a number of its tenants to gain access and support through working in partnership with Connecting Scotland and Scottish Borders Council.

Published 5 August 2020

Construction resumes on new North Ayrshire council houses

Construction is now well under way to build a new generation of council houses in North Ayrshire.

Published 5 August 2020

Work to commence on Dingwall housing project

With coronavirus restrictions continuing to ease across Scotland, work is set to commence at a brand new residential development of six flats in Dingwall.

Published 5 August 2020