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Council leader sees development progress first-hand

5 February 2015
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Renfrewshire Council leader Mark Macmillan has visited the £9.6 million final phase of Sanctuary Scotland’s £30 million regeneration of Shortroods, Paisley.

The project’s 86 homes will complete later this year and take the number of new Sanctuary properties in Shortroods to 309. The final phase features mostly family homes, reflecting Renfrewshire’s housing needs. Of the 86 homes, 56 will be made available for social rent and 30 sold through the Scottish Government’s shared equity scheme.

Cllr Macmillan was joined at Shortroods by Cllr Tommy Williams, convener of Renfrewshire Council's housing and community safety policy board. The local authority has announced ambitious plans to provide 1,000 new affordable homes in Renfrewshire by 2020.

Gordon Laurie, director – Sanctuary in Scotland, said: “We are proud to have played a substantial role in helping Renfrewshire Council provide much-needed affordable housing over the past decade.

“By the end of 2015 Sanctuary will have created 626 new homes for Renfrewshire residents in Paisley, Linwood and Renfrew. We will continue to work in partnership with the council and Scottish Government to help address the area’s housing needs.”