Development & Housing

We are attracting investment into Scotland’s towns, cities and communities to deliver housing, improve public service delivery, secure economic benefits, and contribute to Scotland’s net zero carbon target.

Council Build for Rent and Sale

Building on an identified need for a broader mix of housing type and tenure across Scotland, we are exploring the potential for local authorities to deliver market level housing for rent and/ or for sale.  While there are lots of places in Scotland with strong market activity, there are many places with high levels of demand but low, or no, developer interest in the delivery of new market level housing.

Building on an earlier research paper that we developed with the Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers – copy available here – we have obtained legal opinion on the basis and structure for the development of Council built homes for rent and sale – copy available here.  We will work with partners to explore potential opportunities and build our understanding with the aim of providing ‘proof of concept’ for delivery of a wider mix of housing in places where there is an imbalance in supply and demand.