Renfrewshire Council

Affordable housing in Renfrewshire

What affordable housing is, new affordable housing developments, completed affordable housing sites, future housing developments in Renfrewshire.

What is affordable housing?

Affordable housing comes in a variety of tenures. It includes homes for social rent from the Council and Housing Associations, as well as homes for affordable rent like Mid-Market Rent, plus affordable home ownership, such as shared equity and shared ownership.

Within Renfrewshire, there are a small number of properties available for mid-market rent. These are more expensive than Council or Housing Association rents but cost less than similar sized houses for private rent. Link Housing Association currently have mid-market rent properties. If you are interested in this, please contact Link Housing Association on: 03451 400 100, or visit: www.linkhousing.org.uk

The Open Market Shared Equity Scheme (OMSE) helps first-time buyers on low to moderate incomes to buy a home on the open market within certain price thresholds. Please see the 'related articles' section to the right of this page for a link to more information about this.

The New Supply Shared Equity (low cost home ownership) (NSSE) scheme can help low to moderate households buy a new build home developed as part of the Scottish Government's Affordable Housing Supply Programme; part of the Council's Strategic Housing Investment Programme (SHIP). Please see the 'related articles' section to the right of this page for a link to more information about this.

If you would like to apply for social rented housing from the Council you should contact your local housing office as detailed in the 'related articles' section to the right of this page, or phone: 0300 300 0222. If you would like to apply to a housing association for housing, their contact details can also be found in the 'related articles' section to the right of this page.


New affordable housing developments

The Scottish Government's Affordable Housing Supply Programme sets out a framework to deliver local housing projects and priorities to assist in achieving the 'More Homes Scotland' 50,000 affordable homes target by 2021.

Renfrewshire's current Strategic Housing Investment Plan sets out how investment in affordable housing will be targeted to meet the objectives of Renfrewshire's Local Housing Strategy 2016-2021, delivering the affordable housing supply target of around 1,000 homes by 2021 as well as development continuing beyond this milestone. Further information can be found in the Strategic Housing Investment Plan and a link to this is on the right hand side of this page under 'related articles'.


Completed affordable housing sites

The following developments were completed from April 2016 onwards.

DevelopmentLandlordCompletedDescription
Thrushcraigs, Paisley Phase 1Link Housing Association2016/2017 financial year70 one to three bed houses - including 4 designed for wheelchair users, of which 56 are for social rent and 14 for New Supply Shared Equity (NSSE)
Abbey Place, PaisleyLink Housing Association2016/2017 financial year38 one to two bed flats for independent living, including 3 designed for wheelchair users. Aimed at retirement living, 13 are for social rent and 25 are New Supply Shared Equity homes.
Andrew Avenue, Renfrew Phase ISanctuary Scotland Housing Association 2017/2018 financial year77 general needs homes for social rent. This development consists of 59, two and three bed houses and 18 two bed flats.
Inchinnan Road (Western Park), RenfrewSanctuary Scotland Housing Association2018/2019 financial year67 general needs homes for social rent. This development consists of 34 two and three bed houses and 33 two bed flats.
Andrew Avenue (Station Road), Renfrew Phase IISanctuary Scotland Housing Association2018/2019 financial yearA development of 60 general needs homes for social rent, consisting of 33 two and three bedroom houses and 27 two bedroom flats.
Wellmeadow Street, PaisleySanctuary Scotland Housing Association2019/2020 financial yearThis is a development of 39 homes for social rent, comprising 15 two and three bed houses and 24 one, two and three bed flats all for general needs.
Love Street, PaisleySanctuary Scotland Housing Association2019/2020 financial year132 two and three bed homes, of which 103 are for social rent and 29 New Supply Shared Equity (NSSE), all for general needs.
New Sneddon Street, PaisleyLink Housing Association2019/2020 financial year24, two bedroom general needs flats for social rent located on ground to third floor.
Abbey Quarter Phase 3 - Smithhills Street, PaisleyLink Housing Association2020/2021 financial yearA development of 26 two bed flats for social rent, including 10 amenity flats for older people.
Dargavel Village Phase I, BishoptonRenfrewshire Council2020/2021 financial yearA development of 80 homes for social rent. This comprises of 9 two bed amenity flats, 10 one bed and 16 two bed cottage flats, 9 two bed, 34 three bed and 2 four bed houses.
Milliken Road, KilbarchanWilliamsburgh Housing Association2020/2021 financial yearA development of 18 general needs homes, comprising of 14 one and 4 two bedroom cottage flats for social rent.

 

Developments currently on site

DevelopmentLandlordExpected completionDescription
Johnstone Castle, Johnstone Phase 1Renfrewshire Council2021/2022 financial yearProviding 95 homes for social rent as part of the regeneration of Johnstone Castle. This development comprises 4 one bed and 16 two bed cottage flats, 2 two bed bungalows, 49 two bed, 20 three bed and 4 four bed houses to meet local needs
Amochrie Road, PaisleyLink Housing Association2021/2022 financial yearA 36 unit development consisting of 34 two bedroom four person general needs flats and 2 two bedroom 3 person wheelchair accessible flats.
Millarston, PaisleyLink Housing Association2022/2023 financial yearA larger development delivering 99 new affordable homes for social rent, comprising of 1 and 2 bedroom flats and cottage flats and 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses. There will be 10 wheelchair accessible homes within this development.
Thrushcraigs Phase II - St Ninian's Crescent, PaisleyLink Housing Association2021/2022 financial yearA development of 23 new homes for social rent, comprising of 2 and 3 bed houses and 2 bed flats, 2 of which will be wheelchair accessible.
Glenburn, PaisleySanctuary Housing Association & Paisley Housing Association2022/2023 financial yearA larger development offering a total of 131 new affordable homes. This consists of Sanctuary Housing Association delivering 79 homes for social rent, consisting of 1 bed cottage flats, 2 and 3 bed houses and two 2 and two 3 bed wheelchair accessible bungalows. In addition, there will be 22 two and three bedroom general needs New Supply Shared Equity homes. Paisley Housing Association will deliver 30 new homes for social rent consisting of two 2 bed wheelchair accessible houses and 17 two bed and 11 three bed general needs houses.
Westerfield, PaisleyPaisley Housing Association2021/2022 financial year16 one bed, two person amenity flats; including 4 wheelchair accessible flats,  for older people in the High Calside area of Paisley.

 

Future developments

In addition to the sites noted above, there a are number of new developments within the Strategic Housing Investment Plan that are currently being advanced and will appear on this page once they have commenced on site.