RENFREWSHIRE will see 300 new homes built over the next ten years as part of a £100m investment in the area.

Plans for the Regneration and Renewal Programme were given the go-ahead from Renfrewshire Council last week. New council housing will be built in Johnstone, Paisley and Renfrew in the first phase which will start in the new year. The move comes as part of the council’s two year Covid-19 recovery plan.

Local authority bosses are hoping the new development will bring new job and training opportunities to the area and support the local authority’s commitment to climate change targets and improving fuel efficiency.

Communities, Housing and Planning Convener Councillor Marie McGurk said: “This programme is a key part of our plans to help Renfrewshire recover and flourish following this pandemic. Having a safe, warm and affordable home is so important for the health and wellbeing of people.

““This programme will support our communities and help tackle fuel poverty as well as help achieve our climate change goals. No-one should have to live in fuel poverty and we know that the pandemic has made this situation worse for some people. We will address this by improving the energy efficiency of our homes within these regeneration areas, creating a better Renfrewshire for our communities.”