New measures to speed up house building in Scotland

Mar 2, 2016

BBC article - New measures to speed up house building in Scotland

Planning appeals for housing developments of more than 100 units are to be called in by Scottish ministers.

The decision is part of new measures to accelerate house building in line with a commitment to build 50,000 affordable homes over the next five years.

A £50m grant and loan fund has also been set up to help with issues such as financing, infrastructure and planning.

The move has been criticised by the body which represents local authorities, Cosla.

It would mean the Scottish government could over-rule decisions made by local councils to reject larger housing schemes.

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