Renfrewshire Council

Howwood Road housing consultation

We're delivering new Council houses in the Howwood Road area of Johnstone.

They are part of the Howwood Road area regeneration and renewal programme which is building new council houses, demolishing properties and making outside improvements to existing homes. 

New Council houses 

McTaggart Construction have been awarded the contract to design and build the first phase of Council houses.  

They will be building 70 homes on the site of the former Cochrane Castle Primary School and on the grassed area next to this, off Highcraig Avenue. 

The development will provide a mix of property types and sizes including 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes as well 1 and 2 bed cottage flats and a small number of 1, 2 and 3 bed bungalows.

All the properties will have their own designated garden area with many of the homes wheelchair accessible.

All these homes will be warm and welcoming, with air source heat pumps for their heating and they will meet the highest standards in energy efficiency and insulation.

Who will move into these new homes 

Council tenants and residents living in the Howwood Road regeneration and renewal area who require rehousing as part of the regeneration programme have the right to be considered for these new homes.

Second public consultation drop-in event 

McTaggart Construction are holding a second public consultation event on Tuesday 25 June. 

This is a chance to see how they have developed the designs and site layout following initial feedback. 

People can come along anytime from 3pm to 7pm to Thorn Athletic Sports Academy (Thomas Shanks Park, Greenend Avenue, Johnstone, PA5 0LE).

Provide feedback online

You can see the proposals on the McTaggart website and complete a short feedback survey from Monday 17 June until Friday 28 June 2024. 

What happens next 

Feedback gathered at the public consultation events and through online feedback will shape the final designs and site layout before a planning application is submitted. 

Contact the Council 

If you would like any more information email