Glasgow approves plans to build 4,400 affordable homes

Glasgow City Council has approved a £469m plan to build 4,400 affordable homes over the next five years.

The council’s Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) for the city will cover the 2021-26 period.

It was developed through consultation in October 2020 with the council’s housing partners, including housing associations, private developers, the voluntary sector, and other organisations.

And it takes into account the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, in particular the 36 affordable housing development sites that were closed temporarily during the initial lockdown, with a subsequent average project delay of around three months.

A key focus of the SHIP is to ensure the delivery of those sites in Glasgow identified as having strategic importance.

‘The new Strategic Housing Investment Plan for Glasgow will help to build thousands of new affordable and sustainable homes across the city for all types and sizes of household, and meet the challenges of the pandemic in delivering developments in the targeted time period,’ said Glasgow City Council’s city convener for neighbourhoods, housing and public realm, Cllr Kenny McLean.

‘These new homes will contribute to the development of thriving communities throughout Glasgow, benefiting us all.’

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Jamie Hailstone

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