East Renfrewshire Council forgets to credit Scottish Government funding for affordable housing

Source: John Robertson East Renfrewshire Council forgets to credit Scottish Government funding for affordable housing

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Proudly announcing 834 new homes of which 209 will be affordable, East Renfrewshire council credits CALA homes, Wimpey West Scotland and, of course, itself but forgets to mention the £25 million it will receive for its Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) from the Scottish Government. The ‘scheme’ at Maidenhill Newton Mearns sounds very impressive but it’s not the first to be trumpeted by a local authority and the Scottish Government special funding for affordable homes conveniently forgotten. See:

Once more the SNP’s progressive housing policies are helping Scotland weather the storm of Tory austerity

SNP government spending on affordable housing to be more than twice, per head of population, than that of Tory government

Link, Scottish Government and Argyll and Bute to build 600 new affordable homes at Dunbeg and Ganavon

Other sources:

http://www.scottishconstructionnow.com/19411/brand-new-834-home-community-approved-by-east-renfrewshire-council/

http://www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=19103&p=0