Glasgow City Council has approved the disposal of a site in Laurieston and the compulsory purchase of three flats in Easterhouse, paving the way for the availability of more social homes in the city, after a committee decision today (5 October).
The Laurieston site - at Bedford Street / Eglinton Street - owned by the council contains a derelict former local repair team depot and surrounding land.
The site will be sold off-market to New Gorbals Housing Association, who will build social housing there and on an adjacent site that they already own.
The three Easterhouse flats - at G/02 and 1/02, 102 Lochdochart Road and 1/01, 3 Dunphail Drive - have been identified as long-term empty homes and will be brought back to productive use by Lochfield Park Housing Association.
The compulsory purchase of these flats will allow the housing association to acquire them and offer as socially-rented homes.
Councillor Ruairi Kelly, Convener for Neighbourhood Services and Assets at Glasgow City Council, said: "These decisions are more examples of the council using its powers to allow unproductive sites and homes to be brought back to a positive use, in this case providing new social homes for the people of Glasgow. This innovative approach adopted by the council and our partners will continue to bring new homes to the city."