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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Housing Supply - What's In A Number?

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At a hearing into one of our clients’ residential developments last year, a local resident commented that it was easier to measure the distance to the sun or the breadth of a human hair than calculate the housing land supply in Renfrewshire. No one disagreed. 

While it is well established that local authorities must maintain at least a five-year effective housing land supply at all times, disputes as to whether they are allocating enough land for housing are common place. 

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Delivering More?

'Delivering More’ is the aptly named title of Homes for Scotland's latest strategy which was launched at its annual conference at Murrayfield Stadium last week.

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Affordable Homes - New Models, New Opportunities

I was very interested to see the announcement last week of a project involving 50 affordable rented homes in Dunbar – billed as “Scotland’s first affordable rented homes built without government subsidy”.  The search for new models which can allow affordable homes to be made available with minimal public funding - and ideally with minimal public sector exposure (whether in the form of guarantees or otherwise) – has been a feature of the housing scene in Scotland for some years.

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