Housing association calls for support to progress builds in Glasgow’s east end


WELLHOUSE Housing Association (WHA) has called for support to progress plans to bring new housing to Glasgow’s east end.

WHA said it is focused on developing 160 homes across three sites, but it said plans have been halted as ‘critical’ work is required on underground drainage.

An extensive flood mitigation survey has been carried out and work is underway on a number of ‘key’ elements including the creation of retrofit highway rain gardens and bioretention areas, however WHA said issues with a drain is holding up progress.

It is now calling on City Property, Glasgow City Council and Scottish Water for support so the investment in the new homes can be made as part of the ‘vital’ regeneration of the area.

Maureen Morris, chair of WHA, said, “It is well documented that Easterhouse has high levels of deprivation and at WHA we firmly believe it is important that there is on-going investment in the area which must include community housing as well as facilities for the area.

“Extensive work has been carried out to make this vision a reality however progress has now stalled due to issues with the drainage system.

“We are calling upon City Property, Glasgow City Council and Scottish Water to work with us to identify a solution so we can bring positive change to the lives of local people, helping to create a vibrant community which people are proud to call home.”