Scottish Borders Council

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Scottish Borders Council (SBC) exceeded its target of affordable home completions last year, councillors were told this week. A report was presented to the council’s executive committee yesterday detailed the significant progress made against its eight corporate priorities.

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(from left) Scottish Borders Council leader, Councillor David Parker; executive member for social work and housing, Councillor Frances Renton, and Nile Istephan, chief executive of Eildon Housing Association at the former Earlston High School site which is proposed to be handed over to Eildon for af

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Councillors, Community Councillors, representatives of the Scottish Government, and the developers celebrate the completion of the new affordable homes. Three one-bedroomed affordable homes filling what was previously a long-standing gap site in Innerleithen High Street were officially opened yester

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Investment in energy efficiency and flood protection works are among the key areas of focus as Scottish Borders Council (SBC) prepares to set its forthcoming budget this week. The budget plans include a five year revenue plan of £1.3 billion and a ten year capital plan of £321 million.

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Scottish Borders Council’s Homeless Service is appealing to any service users who left homeless temporary accommodation prior to August 2016 to contact the service regarding any belongings which may have been placed in storage. Anyone who thinks they may have belongings in storage must contact the

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Scottish Borders Council’s Administration will propose a three per cent increase in Council Tax in February, following a nine year freeze. It is estimated that such an increase will raise £1.5 million towards the cost of funding council services and would result in Band D Council Tax rising by £

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Plans to invest £163 million into building almost 1,200 affordable homes in the Scottish Borders have been approved by councillors. However, it came with a warning that the construction sector would have to be worked with closely in order to see the plans delivered.

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Plans have been unveiled to invest £163 million into building affordable homes in the Scottish Borders. The new five-year Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) will be discussed at a Scottish Borders Council meeting on Tuesday, 29 November.

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Scottish Borders Council has been awarded £225,000 from the Scottish Government to help improve the energy efficiency of social housing in the area. The funding is part of a £9 million allocation announced for councils and housing associations across the country.

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Peter Lee, former CEO of Eildon Housing Association, with chairman Trevor Burrows Two affordable home developments in Denholm were officially opened last week bringing a total of 16 new homes to the Scottish Borders.

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Eildon Housing Association has received a Commendation in the Placemaking Design award from Scottish Borders Council for its development at Old School Place, Lauder. The award is in recognition for the high quality of design which was built on the site of the former Lauder Primary School which had l

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Scottish Borders Council’s planning service has reported further improvements in respect of decision making on planning applications. In its annual report to the Scottish Government, the local authority said it is performing better than the Scottish national average for major developments, househo

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A benefits advice service, which has recently been joined by four local housing associations, has helped people with cancer in the Borders access over £11 million in benefits since its launch seven years ago. Developed in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support, the Borders Macmillan Welfare Bene

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