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New 1200-home village proposed for west of Edinburgh

A Proposal of Application Notice has been submitted to the City of Edinburgh Council to create a brand new village on farmland to the west of the Capital.

Published 14 July 2016

Brexit could force Barratt to slow down housebuilding plans

The UK's biggest housebuilder Barratt Developments is forecasting a 20 per cent increase in full-year profits but warned that it could slow its pace of construction following the Brexit vote.

Published 14 July 2016

House prices rise as dip of supply of new homes continues, says RICS

House prices across Scotland have continued to rise following a sustained dip in the supply of new properties coming on to the market, surveyors have reported today.

Published 14 July 2016

UK news: Forces families ‘badly let down’ by standard of housing, MPs say

Armed Forces families have been “badly let down” for years after being provided with homes so bad they often don’t have heating and hot water, according to MPs.

Published 14 July 2016

New multi million Community Assets fund launched

A new multi-million pound fund which will allow Scottish communities to buy, manage or develop buildings or land opened for business yesterday.

Published 14 July 2016

Council urges residents to report rogue tradesmen

West Dunbartonshire Council has urged residents to report rogue tradesmen after a rise in the number of fly-tipping incidents related to home improvement works.

Published 14 July 2016

Blog: We’re hacking housing – join us!

By Conrad Rossouw, digital manager for Shelter Scotland

Published 14 July 2016

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Published 14 July 2016

Scots charity shop man beats stiff competition to scoop top UK award

An Edinburgh man who helped to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for homeless and badly housed people in Scotland has been named the UK’s top charity shop worker.

Published 14 July 2016

‘Ambitious’ programme of planning reform welcomed by builders

Industry body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has welcomed the Scottish Government’s response to the report of the independent planning review panel, praising its commitment to strengthening and simplifying the planning system to achieve positive outcomes for Scotland, including the delivery of more homes.

Published 13 July 2016

New report exposes ‘shocking’ levels of severe poverty in Scotland

The most vulnerable people in Scotland are falling into destitution because the benefits system is failing to provide a safety net, according to a charity.

Published 13 July 2016

New council housing development underway in Saline

Another development in Fife Council’s Affordable Housing Programme is well underway at Oakley Road in Saline.

Published 13 July 2016

Blackwood support services named a five star success

A housing support service has been heavily praised by the Care Inspectorate after it received a five star review for its services.

Published 13 July 2016

Construction Sector Skills Academy gets young Fifers career ready

A group of young unemployed Fifers have been improving their chances of finding work, thanks to an innovative four-week Construction Sector Skills Academy.

Published 13 July 2016

Dedicated Bield tenants arrange activities for all

A Bield retirement housing development in North Lanarkshire has been lit up by an array of weekly and monthly events thanks to a dedicated group of tenants, including a husband and wife team, and a hard working volunteer.

Published 13 July 2016