1 Guidance on preparing Single Outcome Agreements is available at: http://www.cosla.gov.uk/index.asp?leftId=10001CB3D-11001461&rightId=10001CB3D-11001015
2 See pages 22 to 33 of the above guidance.
3 The term housing support has replaced 'supporting people'.
4 SPP3: Planning for Housing, Consultative Draft, the Scottish Government 2008 http://www.scotland.gov.uk/publications/2008/01/07141036/0
5 Housing Need and Demand Assessment Guidance, the Scottish Government 2008. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Built-Environment/Housing/supply-demand/guidance/guidance-info
6 Functional housing market areas are defined in SPP3 as 'a geographical area which is relatively self-contained in terms of housing demand i.e. a large percentage of people moving house or settling in the area will have sought a dwelling only in that area.'
7 The Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 introduced new statutory requirements in relation to the local housing strategy. These are set out in Section 10 and include a requirement that the local housing strategy must set out:
(a) a strategy for ensuring compliance with section 85(1) (duty to close, demolish or improve houses which do not meet the tolerable standard) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 (c. 26);
(b) the authority's policy for identifying parts of its area for designation under section 1 (housing renewal areas) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 (asp 1); and
(c) a strategy for improving the condition of houses by providing or arranging for the provision of assistance under Part 2 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 (asp 1).
Further detailed guidance on undertaking each of these is currently being consulted on. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/04/07144231/0
Final guidance is expected to be published in Autumn 2008.
8 Public sector duties were introduced by the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000, Disability Discrimination Act 2005 and Equality Act 2006.
9 Further advice on mainstreaming equalities is available at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Built-Environment/Housing/supply-demand/lhs/LHSME
10 Further details on the Equality Impact Assessment Toolkit can be found at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/People/Equality/18507/EQIA2
11 "A housing system consists of all the elements which determine the supply of, demand for and need for housing in an area. These elements include all the providers, public, voluntary and private sector, of housing, the individual households which require housing and the economic and social factors which influence the availability of and requirement for housing." Add reference.
12 Housing Need and Demand Assessment Guidance, the Scottish Government 2008 http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Built-Environment/Housing/supply-demand/guidance/guidance-info
13 Further details will be included on this in the revised SPP3 which will be published by the Scottish Government shortly
14 Single Outcome Agreements - guidance, format and indicators for Scottish Local Government, February 2008 http://www.cosla.gov.uk/index.asp?leftId=10001CB3D-11001461&rightId=10001CB3D-11001015
15 Affordable housingis housing made available at a cost below full market value, to meet an identified need. It includes social rented housing, subsidised low cost housing for sale (discounted, shared ownership or shared equity) and low cost housing without subsidy (entry level housing for sale). Private rented accommodation available at lower cost than market rents and mid-market rent, should also be considered within the affordable housing category (ref: Housing Needs and Demand Assessment Guidance, 2008). The term intermediate affordable housing is used to cover all types of affordable housing which are not social rented.
16 Guidance on preparing Strategic Housing Investment Plans, the Scottish Government, May 2008 http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Built-Environment/Housing/investment/guidancenotes
17 Consultation document is found at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/06/20080300/2