MORE than 7500 affordable homes are set to be built in Glasgow by the year 2029.

The homes will be built as part of 185 development projects after the £527million Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) 2024/25 - 2028/29 for Glasgow was approved on Thursday, November 2. 

Amongst priorities for new housing developments through the SHIP is that 10% of all new homes in developments of 20 units and above will be wheelchair adaptable and that 60 new family-sized homes with three or more bedrooms will be built each year. 

The SHIP was developed by Glasgow City Council in consultation with housing associations, private developers, the voluntary sector, Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership and other organisations. 

It sets out the priorities and resource requirements for investment in the city's affordable housing supply over a five-year period. 

It aims to deliver on the vision and strategic priorities set out in Glasgow's Housing Strategy, which includes increasing the supply of affordable family housing and reducing homelessness and the number of households living in emergency and temporary accommodation. 

The SHIP also aims to help reduce the number of children living in poverty, meet the increasing demand from households that are registered on RSL waiting lists,  support refugee households living in the city and respond to pressures that are being experienced across the city's private rented section market such as a reduction in letting activity and an increase in the cost of rents. 

It is expected 80.7% of the new homes built through the SHIP funding will be social-rent housing, with 18.5% mid-market rent and 0.8% shared equity. 

Cllr Kenny McLean, city convener for housing at Glasgow City Council, said: "Glasgow’s Strategic Housing Investment Plan is very important for the city, paving the way to build 7,500 new affordable homes and meet other key housing needs between 2024 and 2029. 

"New affordable housing is key not only to the quality of life of the residents, but the standard of the environment in our communities and its contribution to Glasgow’s economic growth."