As new data shows @ScotGov running behind social housebuilding target, Shelter says its ‘promise must not be broken’
Housing Minister: “While we know this is an ambitious target, we have shown we can deliver on housing and we will continue to do so.”
HOMELESSNESS charity Shelter Scotland has warned the Scottish Government that it must not break its “promise to Scotland” of delivering 35,000 social houses between 2016-2021, as new data shows it has a long way to go to meet its target.
The statistics, published by the Scottish Government today [11 December] shows 5,340 social rented homes were delivered to September 2018, an increase of 19 per cent.
Think-tank argues housing ‘numbers game’ has to be replaced by demand-led model, as Scottish Labour announces new housebuilding policy
CommonSpace analysis shows both SNP and Scottish Labour housebuilding targets are behind what Audit Scotland believes is needed just to keep up with present supply
THE COMMON WEAL head of policy and research has responded to Scottish Labour’s proposal to build 12,000 social houses per year by pleading for parties to stop “trading numbers at each other”, and instead embraced a housebuilding policy which is “demand-led”.
Scotland on target to deliver biggest boom in social housing since the 1970s
Scottish Government has got a target of building 50,000 new affordable housing by the end of this parliament.
NEW RESEARCH HAS revealed that Scotland is on course to achieve its pledge of delivering the biggest boom in new social housing since the 1970s.
An independent report commissioned by Shelter Scotland, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and Human Rights Commission Scotland found that the Scottish Government is on course of meeting its target of building 50,000 affordable homes over the lifetime of the Scottish Parliament.
Homes for Scotland’s anti-social housebuilding agenda “out of touch with reality”
Property developer model caused the housing crisis and can't fix it
THE anti-social housebuilding agenda of the property developer lobby is “out of touch with reality” and must be “rejected outright” by the Scottish Government, the Common Weal think-tank has argued.
Nicola Barclay, chief executive of property developer lobby group Homes for Scotland, commented in the Times that social housing "will not solve Scotland's housing crisis".
Ruth Davidson calls for new Scottish towns as critics blast Tory record on housing
The Scottish Tory leader said that Scotland should build a new generation of towns to address the national housing crisis
RUTH DAVIDSON, the Scottish Conservatives leader, has advocated the building of 25,000 new homes a year, saying Scotland should “look at a series of new generation new towns”.
In a speech to the Institute of Public Policy Research in Edinburgh this morning, Davidson argued that “the last time we had a housing crisis on this scale was in the aftermath of World War Two”.
Ben Wray: Want less Tories in Scotland? Build social housing
CommonSpace columnist and Common Weal head of policy Ben Wray takes a look at the wider political ramifications of the housing crisis
THERE'S lots being said about the Tories' advance in Scotland in the local elections last week; most of it is overblown rubbish and some of it is sober and realistic.
Housing professionals express concern over housing affordability post-Brexit
After the vote to leave the EU, industry fears housing targets are under threat
HOUSING professionals, in a new survey by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland, have expressed concern that the UK’s recent Brexit vote could jeapordise the Scottish Government’s targets for affordable housing.
The survey of 2,300 of CIH Scotland’s professional membership revealed that members felt the Scottish Government’s target to build 10,000 affordable homes a year would be endangered.