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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-21926: Donald Cameron (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 5 March 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how many new homes were built across all sectors in (a) the Highlands, (b) Argyll and Bute, (c) the Western Isles, (d) Moray, (e) the Orkney Islands and (f) the Shetland Islands in 2018.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 14 March 2019

The Scottish Government publishes quarterly statistics on new build housing across all sectors in each local authority area as part of the Housing Statistics for Scotland publications and web tables available at https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Housing-Regeneration/HSfS/NewBuildAllSector .

These statistics are based on information collected through New Build forms (NB1 and NB2), and the Affordable Housing Supply Programme dataset. The figures include local authority, housing association, and private-led starts and completions.

The latest quarterly statistics, published on 12 March 2019, contain information on the total number of all-sector new build housing starts and completions up to end September 2018. Figures on the number of all sector new builds to end December 2018 will be published in the next Quarterly Housing Statistics update, planned for June 2019.

Published figures on the number of all-sector new build completions between January 2018 and September 2018 in (a) the Highlands, (b) Argyll and Bute, (c) the Western Isles, (d) Moray, (e) the Orkney Islands and (f) the Shetland Islands is provided in the following table.

New build housing completions between January 2018 and end September 2018, by selected local authority areas

Argyll and Bute

58

Highland

997

Moray

256

Na h-Eileanan Siar    

33

Orkney

71

Shetland

80

Data source: Scottish Government Quarterly Housing Statistics, all-sector new build housing completions, as published on 12 March 2019.