GLASGOW City Council has approved the disposal of land, a former childcare unit and a car park to create more than 80 new homes. 

The committee which approved the decision has also agreed to the beginning of negotiations with multiple housing associations on the potential off-market disposals of 10 sites across the city, which would deliver up to 250 new social homes. 

The first disposal approved today (February 1) is at 12 Carron Street and 96 Elmvale Street in Springburn, which were the sites of the former St Aloysius Primary School and its annexe. 

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After negotiations, the sites were purchased by Edzell Property Holdings for £242,000 with 28 new homes to be built on Carron Street and 21 on Elmvale Street. 

The second disposal will be at the former Nitshill Childcare Unit at 31 Seamill Street in Nitshill comprising a purpose-built bungalow with nine bedrooms, a pitched tiled roof, adjoining garage and garden to the front and rear of the property. 

The building has been bought by Wheatley Homes for £235,000 and will be used as accommodation for vulnerable people. 

The third disposal will be the former carpark at 15 Spoutmouth, off the Gallowgate, which was declared surplus to the council's operational requirements in November 2023. 

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The site will also be bought by Wheatley Homes for £108,000 and developed to create 34 new social homes and two commercial retails units on the ground floor. 

The council approved the beginning of negotiations with housing associations (HA) on 10 sites at the following locations around Glasgow:

• Site at Lochdochart Road/Twinlaw Street - Lochfield HA

• Site at Woodside Place/St George Road - Queens Cross HA

• Flat 0/1, 46 Melville Street- Southside HA

• Flat 1/L, 58 Buccleuch Street - Glasgow West HA

• Former janitor’s house, 1333 Dumbarton Road - Whiteinch and Scotstoun HA

• Site at Oran Gate - Maryhill HA

• Site at Abbotshall Avenue/Dunkenny Road/Drumry Road East - Wheatley Homes Glasgow

• Site at Queen Mary Street - Thenue HA

• Flat 1/2, 55 Walton Street - Southside HA

• Former Shettleston Halls, Wellshot Road - Shettleston HA

Cllr Ruairi Kelly, convener for Neighbourhood Services and Assets at Glasgow City Council, said: "The supply of new homes is a very serious challenge in Glasgow and many other places, and meeting this requires new thinking and action. 

"The approvals of these site disposals - and the beginning of negotiations on the possible disposal of 10 other sites in the city - paves the way for the creation of more housing, and I am pleased to say there is a pipeline of these disposals coming forward."