Thousands of affordable homes being built in Glasgow


MORE than 2,000 new affordable homes were either built, started, refurbished, or given approval in Glasgow during the 2021/22 financial year.

The overall total of 2,115 comprises 879 completions, 795 starts on new builds or refurbishments, and 441 approvals.

AHSP funding for the period was £111.2 million. The funding is allocated through discussion between Glasgow City Council, registered social landlords, and private developers. It aims to not only create socially-rented homes, but also encourage the build of mid-market rent, shared-equity and low cost home ownership housing.

There was also an increase in the amount of large family homes (four or more bedrooms) and wheelchair readily adaptable housing in 2021/22, with 18 of the former and 48 of the latter being approved in 2021/22 – compared to 10 and 28 in 2020/21.

Councillor Kenny McLean, convener for housing at Glasgow City Council, said, “The delivery of affordable homes is a key part of Glasgow’s housing strategy, so I am pleased to see the completion, beginning and approval of so many homes in the city.

“The affordable housing supply programme funding in place over the next few years will see the building of thousands of new affordable homes in Glasgow continue.”