Renfrewshire Council

Five things you need to know about our £100m Council housing investment programme

We're investing at least £100million in council housing in Renfrewshire over the next 10 years.

Our Regeneration and Renewal Programme will create around 300 newbuild homes and deliver improvements to existing housing in eight areas in Johnstone, Paisley and Renfrew during its first phase.

Here's what you need to know about the programme, which will transform Council housing in Renfrewshire.

1. Phase one

The eight areas that will take part in the first phase of the programme are Moorpark (Renfrew), Thrushcraigs (Paisley), Broomlands (Paisley), Howwood Road (Johnstone), Waverley Road (Paisley), Howard Street (Paisley), Auchentorlie/Seedhill (Paisley) and Springbank Road (Paisley).

2. Consultation and engagement

We want to create communities that work for you. We will carry out consultations and engage with you to create tailored regeneration plans for each area to ensure what we are proposing meets the needs of each community.

3. Social and economic recovery plan

The programme is part of our two-year economic and social recovery plan to help Renfrewshire thrive after Covid-19. It will build on the success of the Scottish Housing Quality Standard Programme, which invested £147million in council housing in Renfrewshire between 2010 and 2015.

4. Climate change and fuel poverty

We want to tackle fuel poverty and climate change in Renfrewshire. This programme will help do that by creating modern, affordable, safe and warm homes which are designed to reduce fuel poverty and carbon emissions.

5. Newbuild housing

This programme will run alongside the Council's Strategic Housing Investment Plan which, in partnership with housing associations, will create around 1,000 new affordable homes in Renfrewshire by 2022, including over 200 new Council houses. We are also working to build over 400 new council homes in areas including Johnstone Castle, Ferguslie Park and South West Johnstone as part of our newbuild programme and recently completed a project in Bishopton.

Proposals for a second phase of the programme will be announced in 2021.

If you'd like more information on the programme, email strategyandplace@renfrewshire.gov.uk or call 0300 300 0222.

Published: 17 December 2020