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Housing to 2040 consultation: information

Published: 2 Dec 2019

Information about our Housing to 2040 consultation.

2 Dec 2019
Housing to 2040 consultation: information

Housing has a vital role to play in meeting many of our ambitions for Scotland, including eradicating child poverty and homelessness, ending fuel poverty, tackling the effects of climate change and promoting inclusive growth. 

The Scottish Government’s ambition is that everyone in Scotland should live in high quality, energy efficient homes that are affordable and that meet their needs. We also want to ensure we have a housing system that is dynamic and resilient enough to respond to future changes, and can help to address the number of challenges we are facing, including an ageing population and a global climate emergency.

In our 2019-2020 Programme for Government, we reaffirmed our commitment to plan together with stakeholders for how our homes and communities should look and feel in 2040 and the options and choices to get there. Now is the time to reimagine our housing system, and to do that, we want to continue to build on the collective wisdom and expertise from across the wide and varied housing sector and from communities across Scotland. We want to hear people’s views on our draft vision and principles for 2040 and their ideas for how to make them a reality.

Draft vision and principles for 2040

Housing to 2040 consultation 

We are hosting stakeholder engagement events as part of our consultation. These will give delegates a chance to hear from Scottish Government officials about Housing to 2040 and to share their views.

We are also hosting the following events for social tenants and landlords, and for those involved in the private rented sector.


Stakeholder engagement in 2018