Communities Housing Trust

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Self-builders who are unable to access standard bank lending can now apply for a loan of up to £175,000 to help with the development costs of their home. The Self-Build Loan Fund reopens for applications on Monday 21 November and aims to support the delivery of good quality and energy efficien

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The community-led development of 15 affordable homes, flats and self-build plots was granted full planning permission at the end of September. The project above Kirkton Gardens was initiated by Lochcarron Community Development Company (LCDC) based on strong local need, and is being taken forward by

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Two areas of land at Ardochy have been purchased by Glengarry Community Woodlands and the Communities Housing Trust for six new woodland crofts, and four to six new affordable homes, to help repopulate the glen. Both land purchases totalling 66 hectares (163 acres) of Ardochy Forest were funded in p

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Initial plans for the renovation of the disused Borrodale School in Glendale on the Isle of Skye will be on show for community feedback on Thursday 25 August. The drop-in event at the former school from 3pm-7pm invites local residents to give input on early plans and designs for the building’s

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The Applecross Community Company (ACC) has welcome local households into the first community-owned accommodation on the peninsula and the first affordable houses built in Applecross for 18 years. The community-led development of three accessible homes is a milestone for the area, built in response t

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Five affordable self-build plots on Elizabeth Crescent in Dornoch are seeking budding home-builders. The plots are for sale at £25,000 each by Dornoch & District Community Association (DADCA), following a community asset transfer of land from the Highland Council.

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The community-led development of five homes and five self-build plots on Raasay has been granted full planning permission. Raasay Development Trust (RDT) is leading the project in the main village of Inverarish with support from the Communities Housing Trust (CHT).

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A housebuilder based in Coldstream in the Scottish Borders and a Housing Trust based near Aviemore have been named winners in the national Helping it Happen Awards 2021. Now in its fifth year, the Helping It Happen Awards have become firmly established in recognising the role of estates, farms, and

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The Scottish Government has added another £2 million to the Self-Build Loan Fund, which supports self-builders unable to obtain mainstream self-build mortgage finance. Around £4m has already been allocated in loans, for 28 self-builds across Scotland.

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Planning permission has been granted for an initial phase of nine affordable homes on Colonsay, prioritising the need for long-term residential homes on the island. The Colonsay Community Development Company (CCDC) is working in partnership with the Communities Housing Trust (CHT) to provide a

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The Self-Build Loan Fund provided by the Scottish Government and administered by the Communities Housing Trust has been extended for another year, and will now accept applications until August 2022. As banks became more cautious, it became more challenging for people to find funds to build their own

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