South Lanarkshire has a target of building 1 000 new council house by 2021 supported by Scottish Government funding. According to Scottish Housing News:
‘South Lanarkshire’s approach to energy efficiency will continue across all future developments including the fabric of the buildings and the use of high-quality insulation, modern heating systems and boilers, and wherever possible, renewable energy sources.’
Also reported by Scottish Housing News, the Scottish Government is putting pressure on Borders Council to get a move on and to consider building many more to meet the extreme shortages in the area. Holyrood had identified a need for 916 but the council plans only 811.
This is all part of much larger Scottish Government plan for 2017 alone:
Also, see these earlier reports to get the fuller picture: