Homes that don't cost the earth: a consultation on Scotland's Sustainable Housing Strategy - Responses

The consultation paper set out the Scottish Government's vision for warm, high quality, affordable, low carbon homes and a housing sector that helps to establish a successful low carbon economy across Scotland. We want everyone in Scotland to live in high quality, sustainable homes that they can afford and that meet their needs. We want to hear your views, so that we can work together to achieve this.

This consultation focused on five main themes which emerged from a Greener Homes Summit held in November 2011. These were:

  • A national retrofit programme to tackle fuel poverty, make sure we reach the climate change milestones set for housing and enable Scottish households and businesses to get the full benefit from energy company and other investment.
  • Standards - to consider the role that regulation could play, alongside incentives, in driving uptake of energy efficiency measures.
  • Financial market transformation to create long-term change in perception among surveyors, lenders and consumers of the real value of low carbon, energy efficient homes.
  • New build market transformation to maximise the potential of the innovative design and construction techniques being developed by Scottish companies to create greener homes and neighbourhoods, which will in turn create export and other economic opportunities.
  • Skills and training to capitalise on opportunities to make Scotland a market-leader in providing and exporting low-carbon housing solutions.


These themes will be the basis for the final Sustainable Housing Strategy for Scotland, which will take account of responses to the consultation and will be published in 2013.

Respondent - B018

Carwyn Littlewood

Christopher Allan

Dorothy Jackson

Dr Penelope Watson

Dr Sue Fuller

Elisabeth McKay

Frances Sinclair

Gillian Lawrence

Ingrid Knight

Jan Crosthwaite

Katrine Paterson

Lesleymay Miller

Mr Dave Du Feu

Mr Dave Richards

Mr Duncan McLaren (Sweden)

Mr George Nicol

Mr John Lynn

Mr Martin Sherring

Mrs Marie MacRae

Ms Susan Farquharson

Sheila Hepburn

Palmer, Quentin

Aberdeen City Council - A031

Aberdeen Housing Partnership - A011

Aberdeenshire Council - A018

ACHA - A059

Albyn Housing Assoc - A049

Angus Council - A015

Argyll and Bute Council - A023

Assoc for Conservation of Energy - A067

Association for Consultancy and Engineering - B011

Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers - A024

Calor Gas - B004

Castlerock Edinvar - A040

Cernach Housing Association - A005

Changeworks - A032

Chartered Institute of Housing - A027

Chief Fire Officers Association for Scotland - B010

City of Edinburgh Council - A065

Clackmannanshire Council - A041

Clyde Valley Housing Assoc - A020

Comhaile nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council ) - A047

Consumer Focus Scotland - A021

COSLA - A010

Council of Mortgage lenders - A039

Creative Energy Services - B001

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnerships - A006

Dundee City Council - A003

East Ayrshire Council - A012

East Lothian Council - A035

East Renfrewshire Council - A038

Electrical Safety Council - B002

Energy Action Scotland - A019

Energy Agency - B015

Energy Saving Trust - A063

Existing Homes Alliance - A017

Falkirk Council - A044

Federation of Master Builders - A029

Fife Council - A004

Glasgow and the Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership - B017

Glasgow and the Clyde Valley Strategic Development Plan Authority - B023

Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum - A034

Glasgow City Council - A025

Glasgow Housing Association - A036

Hacking and Paterson - B012

Healthy Environment Network NHS Health Scotland - B020

Highland Council - A048

Homes For Scotland - A037

Inverclyde Council - A046

Lanarkshire Housing Association - A009

Link Group - A058

Loreburn Housing Association - A064

Manor Estates Housing Association - A007

Moray Council - A022

Age Scotland - A062

Construction Skills - A028

NFRC Scotland - A001

NHBC - B019

NHS Health Scotland - A002

North Lanarkshire Council - A054

Orkney Housing Association Ltd - A013

Partick Housing Association - A050

Port of Leith Housing Association - A030

Queen's Cross Housing Association - A026

Redpath Bruce - B006

Renfrewshire Council -A033

RICS Scotland - A055

Rockwool Ltd - B016

Scottish Federation Of Housing Association - A052

Scottish & Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers Federation - A051

Scottish Borders Council - A068

Scottish Building Federation - A014

Scottish Council for Development and Industry - B021

Scottish Ecological Design Association - B013

Scottish Environment Protection Agency - A016

Scottish Lands and Estates - B022

Scottish Managed Sustainable Network - B005

Scottish Property Federation - A053

Shelter Scotland - A061

South Lanarkshire Council - A066

SSE - A057

Stewart Milne Group - A008

Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Services - B009

The Royal incorporation for Architects in Scotland - B007

Transition Linilithgow - B008

Waterwise - B003

West Lothian Council - A045

WWF Scotland - A042

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