Katy Dickson The independent review of the Scottish Planning System missed an opportunity to address important planning issues within the rural sector, according to Scottish Land & Estates and rural property specialist Savills.
Scottish Land & Estates and NFU Scotland have appealed to Scottish ministers to ensure that businesses have the ability to supply accommodation for employees in rural areas in forthcoming tenancy legislation. The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill is to be considered at Stage 3 by the S
The Scottish Government has announced a new £25 million fund to help bring an estimated 500 new affordable homes specifically to rural areas. The Rural Housing Fund aims to increase the supply of long term affordable housing in rural areas over the next three years, by assisting the building of new
Flexible rural planning policies must be ensured in any future changes to Scotland’s planning system, the country’s landowners have said. Scottish Land & Estates made the request in evidence submitted to the Scottish Government’s independent panel appointed to review the planning system.
Annie Mauger Attempts by the Scottish Government to provide “more security, stability and predictability” to tenants renting in the private rented sector (PRS) have been broadly welcomed, though concerns have been raised proposals may harm investment in the sector.
Scottish Land & Estates has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement on the private rental sector (PRS), with new funding for rural housing ‘critical’ for the future of countryside communities. As part of the programme for government, first minister Nicola Sturgeon announced plans t
Katy Dickson A new English law banning retaliatory evictions in the private rental housing sector can pave the way for similar targeted legislation in Scotland, a rural membership organisation has said.