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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-06964: Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 8 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what allocation it has agreed with each local authority regarding the number of houses for social rent that should be built in (a) 2018-19, (b) 2019-20 and (c) 2020-21.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 24 February 2017

All local authorities publish a Local Housing Strategy (LHS). This is supplemented with a Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP), which sets out over a five year period, plans to prioritise delivery of the objectives set out in the LHS. The number of homes for social rent being built in (a) 2018-19, (b) 2019-20 and (c) 2020-21 will be determined by the SHIP. These documents are used as a basis for the development of Strategic Local Programme Agreements (SLPAs) between local authorities and the Scottish Government, enabling them to deliver their affordable housing priorities, including homes for social rent, in mixed communities that fit local needs.