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The Scottish Government has been urged to "back words with action" and reverse the "hammer-blow" £196 million affordable housebuilding cut after it declared that Scotland was in the midst of a housing emergency. Cabinet secretary for social justice Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP revealed yesterda

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The passing of the Scottish Budget 2024/25 at Holyrood yesterday will perpetuate housing inequality across the country and limit the number of new homes coming forward across all tenures, sector body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has warned. The Budget includes more than £1.3 billion for the W

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An open letter published today is urging the First Minister to think again about the cuts being proposed to the 2024-25 budgets for housing and planning. The call comes the day before the Scottish Parliament votes on the draft Scottish Budget for the year ahead and follows the findings of independen

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Scotland’s failed planning system is having an impact on housing associations being able to deliver the number of affordable homes required to meet Scottish Government targets and tackle poverty and homelessness, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has warned. SFHA CEO Sally

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A strategic board to lead progress towards the delivery of Scotland’s 20-year housing plan will meet for the first time today.

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An agreed definition of a Scottish equivalent of the Passivhaus standard which will become the minimum for all new housing in the country is to be the subject of consultation between the Scottish Government and the building industry, Patrick Harvie has confirmed. Last month, the

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SFHA has submitted a response to the second part of the Scottish Government’s consultation on the new build heat standard. The proposed standard, which is set to come into force in 2024, will prohibit any new building applying for a building warrant to make use of a direct emissions heating sy

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A review of the second Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH2) is to be brought forward to commence this year for completion in 2023, the Scottish Government has confirmed. The announcement was made yesterday as part of the Scottish Government’s response to the report, Achi

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There were 18,974 all-sector new build homes completed in Scotland in the year to end June 2021, according to quarterly statistics on housebuilding and affordable housing supply published today by Scotland’s Chief Statistician. This is an increase of 10% (1,751 homes) on the 17,223 completions

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