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S5W-09723: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 19 June 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what guidance (a) has been and (b) will be delivered to (i) housing developers and (ii) local authorities to ensure that social housing developments announced as part of its £1.75 billion investment in affordable housing take account of the needs of ethnic minority families, including the provision of housing that is appropriate for (A) larger families and (B) families that often have to rent housing in the private sector but which are on lower incomes.

Answered by: Angela Constance 6 July 2017

In 2014, the Scottish Government issued guidance on Scottish Planning Policy, Housing Needs and Demand Assessments (HNDA) and Local Housing Strategies. It is the responsibility of local authorities, using the framework provided by this series of guidance, to determine the appropriate housing mix, including numbers, house size, type and tenure for their areas.