This conference discusses how the Scottish Government's commitment to delivering additional housing stock can be supported across all tenures, housing types and communities in Scotland. It will focus on three core factors in housing delivery - funding, planning and placemaking.
The SNP election manifesto contained commitments to key interventions in Scottish housing. These included:
- investing over £3 billion during the next five years to deliver a minimum of 50,000 affordable houses - at least 35,000 of them to be for social rent;
- a Warm Homes Bill to tackle fuel poverty; and
- the continuation of investment in Help to Buy and Shared Equity schemes to help first time buyers.
The conference will examine the opportunities for funding to deliver new housing and to leverage in additional finance to increase housing supply in the context of the Scottish Government's housing ambitions. It will examine the critical role of planning - in strategic and gatekeeping contexts - in supporting housing development. And finally, in order for communities to be sustainable and vibrant once investment and build is delivered, the central importance of putting placemaking at the heart of both housing policy making and project delivery will be explored.
This is a networking day for all those involved in housing together with an opportunity to discuss where and how Scottish housing policy and spend will develop in the next five years.
Source & more information: MacKay Hannah