£1bn plan submitted for 10,000 affordable Glasgow homes

A decision is set to be made this week on plans for 10,000 new affordable homes in Glasgow, costing more than £1bn.

The five-year scheme would see the city council pledging £600m with a similar amount expected from private firms. The plans will go before the authority’s planning committee on 2 November and will be submitted to the Scottish Government for approval if backed by councillors.

The council’s housing investment plan aims to promote regeneration through new-build housing and to manage, maintain and improve existing housing. Kenny McLean, Glasgow City Council’s convener for neighbourhoods, housing and public realm, said: “The council is committed to making sure people in Glasgow have access to affordable housing. A five-year plan such as this allows the council and our housing partners in the public and private sectors to plan ahead.”

A report to councillors says the scheme will result in the use of brownfield sites and the new homes will be highly energy efficient. It adds: “The new housing delivered via the strategic housing investment plan will contribute to the continuing regeneration of Glasgow’s neighbourhoods. It will facilitate significant investment in the construction industry with additional associated benefits in the form of jobs and training opportunities and benefits to small and medium enterprises.”

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