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S5W-08707: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 6 April 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of spending from the Islands Housing Fund, and (a) how many and (b) where houses have been built.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 25 April 2017

The Scottish Government has received expression of interest to the Islands Housing Funds that could deliver in the region of 100 homes, however projects have a natural time lag between a scheme launch and being ready to go on site as participants seek the relevant permissions. The following table provides a breakdown of spend from the Islands Housing Fund for both feasibility work and the main fund for housing investment. None of these projects have completed so, at this stage, no houses have been built using the fund. The first Islands Housing Fund homes are expected to complete by the end of May 2017.

Applicant

Local Authority

Amount

Isle of Rum Community Trust

Highland

£10,000

Mull and Iona Community Trust

Argyll & Bute

£27,384

Pairc Trust

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

£9,533

Staffin Community Trust

Highland

£4,200

Total

 

£51,117