Glasgow housing plans move a step closer

Glasgow City Council chiefs have given the green light to the plans

GLASGOW’S Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP), which has been tipped to deliver almost 8,500 new affordable homes in the city over the next five years, has been approved by Glasgow City Council.

Based on Scottish Government resource planning assumptions, the SHIP could deliver investment of over £557 million. It is part of the wider housing strategy for Glasgow, which includes priorities such as promoting regeneration, improving existing housing stock, tackling fuel poverty and improving access to housing across all tenures.

The SHIP was created following consultation with housing associations and other registered social landlords, private developers and contractors, voluntary sector organisations and other public bodies who operate in the areas of housing policy, development and delivery.

Councillor Kenny McLean, City Convener for Neighbourhoods, Housing and Public Realm at Glasgow City Council said, “The approval of Glasgow’s SHIP is great news for the city, as it will see thousands of new homes for people and families being built. The SHIP is important as it not only guides investment into affordable housing where it is most needed in Glasgow, but also improves the design, sustainability and the range of type of homes to be delivered in the city over the next five years.”

The SHIP will now be submitted to the Scottish Government.