Renfrewshire Council have launched a consultation on a new five-year Strategic Housing Investment Plan for the area.

The draft plan sets out an ambitious housing delivery programme that aims to create new affordable housing in Renfrewshire over the next 5 years (2024 to 2029) and is available to read on the council’s website.

Each council must consult with local people on affordable housing investment ahead of finalising plans to submit to Scottish Government.

Affordable homes includes housing built by councils or housing associations for rent, low cost homes for shared ownership or equity and mid-market rent.

Local people are encouraged to have a look at the plan and submit their feedback to the team.

Communities and Housing Convener, Councillor Marie McGurk, said: “Making sure there is the right mix of affordable housing available that meets the needs of local people is vital to ensure that Renfrewshire is a thriving and attractive place for people to live and move into.

“This draft plan sets out what the council is aiming to do to meet affordable housing requirements and the types of affordable homes that will be available, whether that’s places to buy or rent as well as social housing by the council or our housing association partners.

“I would encourage as many people as possible to look at the plans and feedback on them.”

The views submitted in the consultation will be taken into consideration when developing a final version of the plan. The plan will go to a future board of the Communities and Housing Policy Board for approval by elected members.

Visit to read the plan and submit feedback.

Headline photo: Old council homes being pulled down in March 2018 in Elm Drive, Johnstone
Photo Credit: Renfrewshire News

By Ricky Kelly

Main writer for Renfrewshire News

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