HOUSING STRATEGY TO DELIVER FOR WEST LOTHIAN AND SUPPORT 14,000 JOBS
Angela Constance MSP has welcomed a commitment by the Scottish Government to deliver 100,000 deliverable homes in Scotland by 2032 - if re-elected in May.
The Housing 2040 plan will create 14,000 jobs and invest £16 billion in housing infrastructure across Scotland, including in Almond Valley.
Key plans from the scheme include:
~ delivering 100,000 more affordable homes by 2032, with at least 70% of these being for social rent.
~ setting a single set of standards for housing quality and accessibility
~ estabnlishing a new fund to help local authorities bring empty homes back into residential use
~ ending homelessness and rough sleeping once and for all
~ decarbonishing heating in all homes in line with Scotland's climate ambitions.
Commenting, Ms Constance said :
"I am delighted the Scottish Government has committed to delivering 100,000 affordable homes over the next decade. It is extremely ambitious and clearly shows our dedication to delivering for families and communities across Scotland, including here in West Lothian.
The Scottish Government has already delivered almost 100,000 affordable homes since 2007. This election gives voters the chance to decide who should be in charge of Scotland's COVID recovery - a Scottish Government with the interests of people here at heart."
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