Can the New Planning Bill Help Scotland to Deliver More New Homes? | New Homes Bulletin

The latest of our New Homes bulletins has been released. The findings have come from our carefully researched data courtesy of the Rettie & Co. Research Team, Scotland’s largest dedicated property research department.

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• Scottish Government’s new Planning Bill is designed to overhaul the planning system, but is introduced against a backdrop of continuing stagnant levels of new build supply, with completions only up 1% on the last year in Scotland as whole.

• Just released Scottish Government figures show a mixed picture on new build housing starts across the country, with overall starts up 13% in the past 12 months and significant increases in Glasgow and Aberdeen, but numbers falling back heavily in the Lothians.

• There are Brexit concerns in the industry given that over 1 in 5 of the house building workforce are from outside the UK. Cost concerns are already heightened by the sharply rising Building Material Prices Index.

About Andrew Meehan

Andrew re-joined the Rettie & Co. Research Team at the start of 2015 having originally worked for the company from 2005 to 2010. Andrew has an MA (Hons) from Edinburgh University and an MSc in...

Andrew Meehan
Associate Director
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