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Housing has an important role to play in the health and well-being of its people and communities and helps to deliver sustainable economic growth. It also has a long-term impact on Scotland's urban and rural landscape.
Planning helps to deliver the Scottish Government's key housing policy objectives on quality homes and higher environmental standards. It does so by identifying the land needed to support the right kinds of houses in the right places to meet both housing need and market demand across all tenures.
Scottish Planning Policy sets out national planning policy on housing. This includes:
Letter from the Chief Planner - Advising Heads of Planning of the Scottish Government's view that restrictions on the occupancy of new housing are rarely appropriate and so should generally be avoided
The information in this presentation and frequently asked questions may also be helpful though readers should be aware that the policy in SPP3 which had at that time just been revised has now been consolidated into Scottish Planning Policy. Readers should therefore refer to the SPP for the definitive policy position. (SPP3 has been revoked).
Scottish Government Housing and Regeneration Topic
Monitoring Affordable Housing Policies
For further information on Housing please contact:
Anne Grove 0131 244 5919
Page updated: Wednesday, June 27, 2012