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Thousands of affordable homes

Published Tuesday, 10 October 2017

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A plan for the development of thousands of affordable homes in South Lanarkshire is being submitted to the Scottish Government.

The move comes after members of the Housing and Technical Resources Committee approved the council’s new Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) for 2018 to 2023.

The plan is a key element of the Local Housing Strategy and sets out affordable housing development priorities which will deliver up to 2670 new homes in the area.

Daniel Lowe, the Executive Director of the council's Housing and Technical Resources, said: “A great deal of hard work has been put into preparing a well thought out and detailed SHIP in time for the Committee to review and approve this well ahead of the Scottish Government’s submission deadline at the end of this month.”

The SHIP has been prepared taking account of the Scottish Government’s announcement earlier this year that South Lanarkshire would have access to at least £76.758million in grant funding for homes in the three years to March 2021 – a 76% increase from the figures used to prepare the previous SHIP.

The projected figures includes proposals by both South Lanarkshire Council and Registered Social Landlord partners. It is anticipated that over the five year period of the SHIP new affordable housing supply will be split across the four housing market areas, targeting priority areas where there is real housing pressure.