Renfrewshire Council

Orchard Street Housing Renewal Area

Renfrewshire Council is using its legal powers to implement a wide-ranging programme of building improvements to five tenement blocks at 3, 5, 7 and 9 Orchard Street and 33 Causeyside Street, Paisley.

Local authorities are able to create a Housing Renewal Area to cover a defined location where buildings are considered to be in poor condition or where their appearance is affecting the area.

Members of the council's Housing and Community Safety Policy Board approved plans to designate the blocks as a Housing Renewal Area on 14 March 2017, following a three month public consultation period with owners, residents and other interested parties.

The Housing Renewal Action plan sets out plans to progress work to improve the properties and communal areas of these building. Work will include renewed back court areas, roof and structural repairs, new electricity supply and gas pipework works as well as treatment for timber decay discovered in some of the buildings.

The scheme is being progressed by the Council and Paisley Housing Association and is supported by Scottish Government funding.

It is expected that Paisley Housing Association would acquire the majority of the properties and on completion of works the properties would be let out as social housing. Owners who do not want to sell but who did want to be part of the scheme are able to apply for a council grant to part-fund their share of the work.

In recent years similar schemes have been successfully completed in nearby Gordon Street and Johnston Street, Paisley.

Further details can be found in the Orchard Street Housing Renewal Area Designation Order 2017.

Communities, Housing and Planning Services

Strategy & Place Team
Renfrewshire House
Cotton Street
Paisley
PA1 1JD

Or email: strategyandplace@renfrewshire.gov.uk

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