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Council makes 16 sites available for social housing in Glasgow

Published: 08 December 2016


Glasgow City Council's Executive Committee today (8 December) approved the disposal of 16 sites across the city to provide social housing. 

Areas in Glasgow that will benefit from this decision include Baillieston, Barlanark, Bridgeton, Castlemilk, Cranhill, Drumchapel, Easterhouse, Kelvinbridge, Milton, Partick, Pollokshaws, Royston, Shettleston, and Springburn.

The council will now negotiate with a number of housing associations in terms of the disposal of these unoccupied sites, some of which are cleared and some which still contain buildings to be demolished.

Approximately 750 new homes will be built on these council-owned sites, and it is expected that their construction will generate £60million of economic activity.

Councillor Frank McAveety, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: "This is fantastic news for the city, providing social housing in communities all across Glasgow as these sites are developed.  The council's decision will help to deliver the new homes that we need as our population increases and changes, and also make a £60million boost to Glasgow's economy.  This work will create new jobs in the construction industry for local people."

Published: 08 December 2016

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