Renfrewshire Council

Council housing in Renfrewshire receives £112million investment

We're investing £112.98million in council housing in Renfrewshire over the next three years.

Our Housing Capital Investment Plan will invest money £20.40million in 2021/22, £42.83million in 2022/23 and £49.75million in 2023/24 in a range of programmes which will improve our current council housing, create new-build council homes and ensure all our houses meet the Scottish Housing Quality Standard and the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing.

The first year of the programme includes plans to build 101 homes in Tannahill in Ferguslie, Paisley and 39 houses in Auchengreoch Road, South West Johnstone, with work expected to start on both shortly. Further developments in Foxbar and Gallowhill, which will create around 100 homes in total, are also planned.

We will also invest in programmes which will focus on improving the external fabric of our Council homes, kitchen and bathroom upgrades, improved electrical wiring and heating systems, investment in laundrettes and disabled adaptations, and improvements to multi-storey flats and sheltered housing.

Our programme to upgrade smoke, heat and carbon monoxide alarms to ensure they meet the new Scottish Government's standards which come into effect in February 2022 will also continue.

The investment plan was approved at a special Budget meeting today where a 1.5% increase in council housing rent was also agreed following a consultation with tenants.

For more information on housing in Renfrewshire, visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/housing.

Published: Thursday 4 March 2021