An initiative to bring long-term vacant properties back into use in North Ayrshire has landed its first success. North Ayrshire Council bought an empty property which was in need of major repairs as part of the Empty Homes Buy Back Scheme.
Ayrshire building services company James Frew is to undertake the complete refurbishment of a sheltered housing development in Kilwinning on behalf of North Ayrshire Council. The £2.6 million refurbishment of Robert Service Court will be undertaken while the residents remain in their homes.
Council Tax has been increased by the maximum of 3% as local authorities in North Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway became the latest to set budgets for the upcoming year. Despite having to find savings of around £9.3 million, North Ayrshire Council agreed a £326m revenue budget which it said g
A state-of-the-art housing development which is expected to have a major positive impact on the lives of older people has been officially opened in North Ayrshire. The £4.8 million development at Montgomery Court, Kilbirnie, has been designed to specifically meet the needs of the older population i
Experts from South Ayrshire Council were on hand to guide more than 80 private landlords through a number of information workshops recently. With the assistance of colleagues from East Ayrshire and North Ayrshire Councils, landlords from across Ayrshire learned about their obligations and there were
A multi-million social pound housing development in Bourtreehill officially got underway last week. Provost Ian Clarkson joined local councillors and officers from North Ayrshire Council to celebrate the progress of the £4.5 million housing project on the site of the former Fencedyke Primary School
(from left) Ilene Campbell, TIS chief executive; Yvonne Baulk, head of physical environment at North Ayrshire Council; Tracey Wilson, tenant participation manager at North Ayrshire Council and Elaine Byrne, Scotland’s Housing Network director North Ayrshire Council has achieved a Gold accreditatio
A letting agent has been removed from North Ayrshire Council’s landlord register after flouting rules protecting the deposits of tenants. The council’s licensing committee heard that Colvin Houston Ltd breached rules on tenancy deposits 51 times.
(from left) Steven Good, CHA, director of property services; Janet Strang, CHA, chairperson; David Smith, joint management director, Ashleigh (Scotland) Ltd; Linda Anderson, CHA, executive director of operations; Kevin Stewart MSP, minister for local government & housing; Cllr Tony Gurney, North
Three leading figures within the Scottish social housing sector who piloted the TIS in partnership with Scotland’s Housing Network, Scrutiny Approved Accreditation framework will share their experiences of the process at a free launch event in Glasgow this autumn. Hosted at the Blythswood Square H
North Ayrshire Council is inviting landowners, developers and the public to suggest sites suitable for development within the upcoming Local Development Plan (LDP). As part of its early engagement on its second LDP, the local authority has issued a ‘Call for Sites’ consultation by Friday 9 Septe
Tenant Jessie Fulton enjoys a cuppa in her new kitchen with Kyle Cairney of North Ayrshire Council’s Building Services A £26 million programme of council housing improvements is well underway across North Ayrshire with hundreds of tenants benefiting from modern upgrades to their homes.