crusty_bint wrote:In all fairness tho Onny, I don't think this development has ever been mooted as "affordable housing" per se, unfortunately i don't know anything of the Corunna/Dover/Brechin Streets developments so wouldn't like to comment. And that's a very important point you make about replication of the traditional built form - if we could afford to do it we would.
Building in stone was is a skill that was thousands of years in the making: we've been building in steel and concrete for more or less a century.
Make what you will of that
You're 100% correct that the development was never intended to be 'affordable' but affordability is just what that area needs.
Finnieston/ Sandyford/ Overnewton is still a community and, while RSL's are struggling to source land to further their work, developers and buy to rent profiteers are making things ever more difficult for people who simply want to live and bring up kids close to where they were born and where their extended families live.