Scottish Greens

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Green MSP Andy Wightman has accused the SNP and Scottish Conservatives of attempting to "sabotage" his proposals to tighten controls over short-term lets. Mr Wightman's proposed amendment to the Planning Bill would require planning permission to be sought in all cases where a property was being chan

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Andy Wightman MSP will today lead a debate calling for information on the ownership, use and value of land to be made more easily, openly and transparently available to the public. The Scottish Greens' land reform spokesperson said the creation of a comprehensive Scottish Land Information System, co

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A report highlighting the difficulties faced by people with mental health conditions accessing social security support has been welcomed as “crucially important” by the Scottish Greens. Money and Mental Health’s The Benefits Assault Course surveyed hundreds of people experiencing m

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An MSP has cast doubt on the legality of key safe deposit boxes often installed on tenement doors in areas with a high proportion of short-term lets. Andy Wightman, housing spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, said it was "hard now not to notice" the number of key boxes appearing on the front of te

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Landlords will be forced to acquire full planning permission to lease homes by the night on websites including Airbnb after changes to the Scottish Government’s Planning Bill were agreed by MSPs. Holyrood’s local government and communities committee agreed an amendment from tabled by Scottish Gr

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Scottish Greens have welcomed changes to the Scottish Government’s planning bill which they say will help tackle Scotland’s housing crisis by making land for housebuilding more affordable, however housebuilders have called the measures “premature”. Housing spokesperson Andy Wightman MSP said

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The Scottish Government is on track to meet its target of delivering 50,000 affordable homes over the duration of this Parliament, according to statistics in two newly published reports. Figures in the Housing Statistics Annual Key Trends report show an increase of 745 homes (4%) across all sectors,

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A Scottish Green Party MSP is proposing changes to the law to help local councils tackle Scotland's housing crisis by controlling the growth in private homes being used as holiday accommodation. Lothian MSP Andy Wightman has today published proposed amendments to the Scottish Government's Planning B

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A new bill which will set targets to reduce fuel poverty in Scotland is “too narrowly focused” and will fail to address the “scandal” of cold, damp homes, according to campaigners. While welcoming the introduction of the Fuel Poverty (Targets, Strategy and Definition) (Scotland) Bill to the

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Andy Wightman MSP CIH Scotland deputy director Callum Chomczuk caught up with Scottish Green Party MSP Andy Wightman to get his views on the party's vision for housing, land and planning reform.

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The Scottish Government needs to play catch-up on the worsening problem of empty homes and second homes if it is to tackle the housing crisis, according to the Scottish Greens. Publishing a major new report on the issue, the party’s housing spokesperson Andy Wightman MSP reveals that over the last

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Derek Mackay Extra money to insulate homes and a real terms increase in revenue investment for local authorities were amongst the amendments made to the Scottish budget yesterday as finance secretary Derek Mackay reached an agreement that will see the financial plan passed at all stages by the Scott

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