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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-01605: Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 22 July 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what (a) estimated and (b) maximum level of support will be provided each year through Housing Infrastructure Fund loans, broken down by (i) unit, (ii) development and (iii) developer, and how many it estimates will receive support.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 16 August 2016

We are working with local authorities to finalise this information. Up to £50 million is available in 2016-17 for the Housing Infrastructure Fund for both loans and grant and we are working closely with local authorities as part of the Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) process to identify strategically important projects that could be supported by the fund in 2016. We have also invited local authorities, as part of their SHIP submissions, to identify projects they would wish to prioritise for consideration for funding over the five year period.