Many thanks to those who attended the HOUSING FAIR in the the Village Club.
You can still have your say until 30th November about ways to tackle our community’s housing needs.

Click on one of the blue buttons below to complete the Housing Options Survey form.



Where will you be living in 5-10 years?

Still in the village, perhaps in your present home? Or, if your family is young, you’ll have moved into a rented house. And if you’re at the other end of the housing spectrum, you might have downsized into a smaller retirement home.
There’s only one problem: we don’t have much, if any, of these types of housing in our village. As most residents know, t’s not easy to find the right type of home in Strathblane and Blanefield, no matter your circumstances. Particular shortages are:

   •    Affordable homes, such as flats, apartments or cottage-style bungalows, for rent or to-buy
   •    Retirement houses, 2-3-bedrooms and all on one level, to buy
   •    Self-build housing plots in good locations within the village

Strathblane Community Development Trust, working in partnership with Strathblane Community Council and Stirling Council, will start tackling this long-term problem by drawing up a 10-year Local Place Plan. This will include specific proposals for new housing to meet the needs of existing residents in the long-term future. We have commissioned Rural Housing Scotland, a specialist charity that helps rural communities to tackle their housing problems.

There is a survey to profile your long term needs and using the buttons above, you can complete the survey online or print it off and post it to or put it through the letter box at SCDT, Village Club, 20-22 Glasgow Road, Blanefield, Glasgow, G63 9BP or hand it in to the Library in Strathblane or Vishnu’s ShopSmart store in Blanefield or on the Strathblane Facebook page. Final completion date is November 30.

You can find further information about modern community housing at Rural Housing Scotland’s website –