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  1. Planning permission appeals: housing development statistics

    Planning permission appeal statistics for housing developments involving 10 or more houses since January 2015.

  2. Scottish Housing Market Review: Q1 2022

    Summary of the latest Scottish housing market data.

  3. Housing statistics quarterly update: March 2022

    A summary of activity in new build housing, affordable housing and long term empty properties and second homes in Scotland.

  4. Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan 2022-26

    Best Start, Bright Futures.

  5. National Islands Plan: annual report 2021

    The Islands (Scotland) Act 2018 requires that a report is presented to Parliament each year setting out the progress made towards delivery of the National Islands Plan.

  6. Investment in tackling child poverty

    Supporting low income households.

  7. Short term lets - licensing scheme part 2: supplementary guidance for licensing authorities, letting agencies and platforms

    Licensing guidance part 2 is intended for Scottish licensing authorities, letting agencies and platforms facilitating short-term lets in Scotland.

  8. Short term lets - licensing scheme part 1: guidance for hosts and operators

    Licensing guidance intended for hosts and operators of short-term lets in Scotland. There is also supplementary guidance for licensing authorities to which you can refer for more detailed information.

  9. Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy (LHEES) pilot programme: synthesis evaluation

    This report presents findings from a synthesis evaluation of Scotland’s Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy (LHEES) pilot programme, which involved pilot projects delivered by all 32 Scottish local authorities.

  10. A New Deal for Tenants - draft strategy: consultation

    We are consulting on the draft A New Deal for Tenants - rented sector strategy, which seeks to improve accessibility, affordability choices and standards across the whole rented sector in Scotland.  

  11. Prevention of homelessness duties: consultation

    Joint Scottish Government and COSLA consultation on the proposals for new prevention of homelessness duties. This consultation creates an opportunity for individuals and organisations to have their say on changes to the homelessness system in Scotland.

  12. Interim Gypsy/Traveller site design guide

    Guide to assist public sector providers of Gypsy/Traveller sites to design and provide high quality accommodation that meets their needs.

  13. Scotland's Climate Assembly - recommendations for action: SG response

    Scotland's Climate Assembly published their full report on 23 June 2021. It included 81 recommendations for the Scottish Government, who had six months to respond. This response sets out the existing and proposed actions that government will take in order to address their recommendations.

  14. Housing statistics quarterly update: December 2021

    A summary of activity in new build housing, affordable housing and long term empty properties and second homes in Scotland.

  15. Quarterly Housing Statistics, December 2021

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  16. Short-term lets: business and regulatory impact assessment

    Business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) relating to the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Short-term Lets) Order 2021 (“the Licensing Order”) and the Town And Country Planning (Short-Term Let Control Areas) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (“the Control Area Regulations”).

  17. Short term lets - draft Licensing Order and business and regulatory impact assessment: consultation report

    Report on our short term lets: consultation on draft Licensing Order and draft business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) which ran from 25 June 2021 to 13 August 2021.

  18. Licensing short-term lets

    Legislation laid before Scottish Parliament.

  19. Fire safety guidance - existing high rise domestic buildings and specialised housing and similar premises: research - SG response

    The Scottish Government response to the recommendations of the independent evaluation of the practical fire safety guidance for existing high rise domestic buildings and the practical fire safety guidance for existing specialised housing.

  20. Fire safety guidance - existing high rise domestic buildings and specialised housing and similar premises: impact and effectiveness

    Independent evaluation of the practical fire safety guidance for existing high rise domestic buildings and the practical fire safety guidance for existing specialised housing to determine whether the guidance is used by those it is intended for, is helpful, and what may be needed to strengthen it.

  21. Veterans and Armed Forces community: Scottish Government support 2021

    This report highlights our continuing support for the Veterans and Armed Forces community in Scotland and provides an update on this year’s achievements and work undertaken to improve support and access to services for our Armed Forces, Veterans and their families.

  22. Making our homes cleaner and greener

    Scotland’s heat in buildings strategy published.

  23. Heat in Buildings Strategy - achieving net zero emissions in Scotland's buildings

    Sets out our vision for the future of heat in buildings, and the actions we are taking in the buildings sector to deliver our climate change commitments, maximise economic opportunities, and ensure a just transition, including helping address fuel poverty.

  24. Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy pilots: phase 3 - evaluation

    Evaluation of the third, and final, phase of Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy (LHEES) pilots, which involved nine local authorities and took place between November 2019 and April 2021.

  25. Decarbonising heating - economic impact: report

    This report considers the potential economic impacts arising from a shift towards low carbon heating technologies in Scotland, over the period to 2030.

  26. Up to £50 million to unlock new housing

    Grants to help councils and social landlords build crucial infrastructure.

  27. Scottish Housing Market Review: Q3 2021

    Summary of the latest Scottish housing market data.

  28. Housing statistics quarterly update: September 2021

    This publication contains an update on Affordable Housing Supply approvals, starts and completions up to June 2021 with all-sector and private sector new housebuilding starts and completions up to September 2020, and social sector new housebuilding up to December 2020.

  29. Grants for crofters’ homes

    Allocation of first round of Croft House Grants for 2021-22.

  30. Affordable homes funding

    Increased funding commitment for local authority areas.

  31. More than 100,000 affordable homes delivered

    Milestone on path to fairer Scotland.

  32. Quarterly Housing Statistics, June 2021

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  33. Quarterly Housing Statistics, March 2021

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  34. 100,000 more affordable homes

    Scotland’s 20-year vision for housing.

  35. A new standard for housing

    Ensuring equal quality of homes.

  36. Quarterly Housing Statistics, December 2020

    A National Statistics Publication.

  37. Affordable housing for rural and island communities

    Funding extended beyond March 2021.

  38. Centre for Housing Market Analysis: list of guidance

    List of Centre for Housing Market Analysis (CHMA) guidance documents.

  39. Delivering housing

    Focus on safe increase in affordable homes.

  40. 11% rise in number of new build homes completed in 2019

    A National Statistics Publication.

  41. More homes available

    Increase in the number of affordable homes delivered.

  42. New build homes started increased by 24%

    A National Statistics Publication.

  43. Funding to build homes for social rent

    Over £770,000 awarded for affordable island homes.

  44. Investing in affordable homes

    Budget provides future funding guarantee.

  45. Challenges facing small housing developers: survey

    Views on outputs, future prospects, obstacles, solutions and government initiatives.

  46. New build homes up by 18%

    Highest number of annual completions since 2008.

  47. 18% rise in number of new build homes completed

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  48. Housing statistics quarterly update: December 2019

    Trends in new build housing starts and completions by sector, and the Affordable Housing Supply Programme.

  49. Housing to 2040: consultation on outline policy options

    An open letter to stakeholders to support the Housing to 2040 consultation.

  50. Average 2 bedroom private rents up by 2.4%

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  51. Short-term lets

    Consultation responses back regulation.

  52. Supply of new housing increases

    More than 22,000 homes made available.

  53. Housing statistics 2019: key trends summary

    Annual statistics up to 31 March 2018 on total new housing supply in Scotland across all sectors, along with information on various elements of local authority housing such as stock, lettings, house sales, evictions, housing lists, and housing for older people and people with disabilities.

  54. Housing statistics quarterly update: September 2019

    Trends in new build housing starts and completions by sector, and the Affordable Housing Supply Programme.

  55. Better support for Gypsy/Travellers

    Improving sites and facilities to reduce inequalities.

  56. Number of new build homes completed tops 20,000 for the first time in a decade

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  57. More affordable homes completed

    Large increase in the total number of affordable and social rented homes.

  58. Housing statistics quarterly update: June 2019

    Trends in new build housing starts and completions by sector, and the Affordable Housing Supply Programme.

  59. Thousands of new homes supported by Building Scotland Fund

    £70 million invested so far.

  60. Developing the construction workforce

    Improving skills to meet future housing demand.

  61. Help for affordable homes

    Extra funding for councils.

  62. Building a fairer housing market

    Support for struggling first-time buyers.

  63. 4% rise in number of new build homes completed

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  64. Housing statistics quarterly update: March 2019

    Trends in new build housing starts and completions by sector, and the Affordable Housing Supply Programme.

  65. Social housing allocations in Scotland: practice guide

    Guidance on allocating homes in the social rented sector.

  66. £40m charitable bonds funding for affordable homes

    Investment to help deliver ambitious affordable housing target.

  67. Open Market Shared Equity (OMSE) administrative procedures: 2019

    Updated guidance for administering agents on the Open Market Shared Equity (OMSE) scheme's administrative procedures.

  68. More homes for Scotland

    Funding increase will help deliver affordable housing. 

  69. Housing land audits: research project

    Assessment of housing land audits (HLAs) for consistency and compliance, their potential for standardisation and their role in development plan delivery.

  70. 3,450 new homes for West Lothian

    Package of support including a Building Scotland Fund £26.8m loan.

  71. More affordable homes

    80,000 affordable homes delivered since 2007.

  72. 4% increase in number of new build homes completed

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  73. More homes for Scotland

    Affordable housing programme on target at halfway point.

  74. Housing statistics quarterly update: September 2018

    This quarterly statistical publication provides information on recent trends in new build housing starts and completions by sector, the Affordable Housing Supply Programme and local authority house sales including Right to Buy.

  75. Housing statistics 2018: key trends summary

    Annual statistics up to 31 March 2017 on total new housing supply in Scotland across all sectors, along with information on various elements of local authority housing such as stock, lettings, house sales, evictions, housing lists, and housing for older people and people with disabilities.

  76. 4% increase in housing supply in 2017-2018

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  77. More Homes Scotland mid-market rent proposal

    The mid-market rent proposal will deliver 1,000 mid-market rent homes under the Mid-Market Rent Invitation Scheme.

  78. Together we can, together we will: consultation

    Consultation by National Consultation of Rural Advisers (NCRA) to help inform recommendations for Scottish Government on future policy direction for the rural economy.

  79. Housing statistics for Scotland quarterly update: June 2018

    Information on recent trends in new build housing starts and completions, the Affordable Housing Supply Programme and local authority house sales including Right to Buy.

  80. £568m for affordable housing

    Increased funding to ensure councils can deliver more homes.

  81. Affordable housing: long-term resource planning assumptions to councils 2018-2021

    Planning assumptions for councils to plan their housing supply 2018-2019 to 2020-2021.

  82. New build housing completions up 5% in latest year

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  83. Building a fairer Scotland

    £756 million investment in affordable housing.   

  84. Scotland’s Budget

    Investing in the NHS, protecting low earners, backing Scotland’s economy.

  85. £15 million for affordable housing

    Innovative funding scheme contributes to 50,000 affordable homes target.

  86. After-sale shared equity procedures: guidance

    Guidance to cover after-sale procedures in relation to Scottish Government’s various shared equity schemes.

  87. New scheme to boost investment in housing

    Rental income guarantee scheme to support build-to-rent market.

  88. Revised code of conduct for registered property factors: consultation

    Consultation paper and supporting documents on the proposals to revise the code of conduct for registered property factors.

  89. Scottish household survey 2016: key findings

    Short report summarising the key findings from the Scottish household survey 2016: annual report.

  90. Scottish household survey 2016: annual report

    Results from the 2016 edition of the continuous survey based on a sample of the general population in private residences in Scotland.

  91. Housing statistics quarterly update: September 2017

    Quarterly statistical publication on recent trends in new build housing, the Affordable Housing Supply Programme and local authority house sales.

  92. Strategic Housing Investment Plans: preparation guidance note 2017

    Guidance setting out revised procedures for preparing Strategic Housing Investment Plans (SHIPs).

  93. Increase in affordable housing

    Major investment delivering new homes.

  94. £10 million for affordable housing

    Investment for homes in the Highlands

  95. £1.75 billion boost for investment in affordable housing

    Major long-term commitment to grow number of homes.

  96. Affordable Housing Supply Programme: future-proofing internet and broadband access guidance

    Guidance regarding the Affordable Housing Supply Programme's inclusion of ducting for future access to internet and broadband services.

  97. Widening access to home ownership support

    Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme higher price cap retained for 2018/19.

  98. £16m for affordable housing

    Investment in new homes to rent for Shetland, Borders and Fife.

  99. More affordable homes in pipeline

    20% increase in approvals during 2016.

  100. Housing statistics quarterly update: March 2017

    Quarterly publication providing statistics on recent trends in housing, including new builds, affordable housing and local authority housing.

  101. Stability in new build housing completions in latest year

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  102. Increased funding for affordable housing

    Major investment in rented homes and support for home ownership.

  103. Increased funding for affordable housing

    Major investment in rented homes and support for home ownership.

  104. 82 new affordable homes for Govan

    £6.8m investment in charitable bonds.

  105. Housing improvements in south Glasgow

    Significant investment in Govanhill.

  106. Statistical News Release

    Scotland’s household numbers projected to rise with most growth among older people

  107. 600 houses for Aberdeen

    First loan granted from £50m Housing Infrastructure Fund.

  108. Strategic Housing Investment Plans: preparation guidance note 2016

    Guidance setting out revised procedures for preparing Strategic Housing Investment Plans (SHIPs).

  109. Funding for housing in Govanhill

    £2.5m further funding for successful pilot project.

  110. Scotland gets low-carbon cosy

    More renewable heat than ever before.

  111. Life for people in Scotland in 2015

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  112. Housing boost for the islands

    Minister announces £5 million Islands Housing Fund.

  113. Housing statistics: quarterly update, September 2016

    Quarterly statistical publication on recent trends in new builds, the Affordable Housing Supply Programme and local authority house sales.

  114. Housing statistics 2016: key trends summary

    Summary of the key trends in the housing statistics for 2016.

  115. More investment for More Homes Scotland: Housing Minister

    Minister for Local Government and Housing Kevin Stewart MSP's speech to Parliament on investment to create more homes.

  116. Homelessness in Scotland decreases

    Homeless applications also reduced.

  117. Homelessness and Housing Options statistics published

    A National and Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  118. Affordable homes target exceeded by 10%

    Scotland leads way in UK.

  119. Rural Housing Fund: alternative sources of feasibility funding and advice

    Sources of feasibility funding and advice for those who cannot apply for our Rural Housing Fund.

  120. Rural Housing Fund: main application form

    The application form for our main Rural Housing Fund.

  121. Rural Housing Fund: eligibility checklist and form to express interest

    Check eligibility and express interest in the Rural Housing Fund.

  122. Rural Housing Fund feasibility fund: application form

    Application form for our Rural Housing Fund feasibility fund.

  123. Affordable Housing Supply Programme: benchmark subsidies

    Benchmark subsidies for our Affordable Housing Supply programme.

  124. Joint Housing Delivery Plan for Scotland

    Plan identifying priority actions agreed upon by housing sector representatives to ensure we are able to deliver the objectives set out in our housing strategies.

  125. Affordable housing: minimum resource planning assumptions to councils 2017-2020

    A list of the funding estimates which help councils plan their housing supply for the three years to March 2020.

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