CIH Scot­land wel­comes rise in new af­ford­able hous­ing ap­provals

The Oban Times - - Prop­erty -

THE Char­tered In­sti­tute of Hous­ing Scot­land has com­mented on the lat­est quar­terly statis­tics, pub­lished on Tues­day (June 13) by Scot­land's chief statis­ti­cian.

CIH Scot­land ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor An­nie Mauger said: ‘A 29 per cent rise in the num­ber of ap­provals for af­ford­able hous­ing over the year end­ing March 2017 is to be wel­comed, par­tic­u­larly when we con­sider the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment's am­bi­tious tar­get to de­liver 50,000 new af­ford­able homes by the end of the Scot­tish Par­lia­men­tary term in 2021.

‘I know that the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment is do­ing all it can to en­sure that the sup­ply of new af­ford­able homes in­creases to meet that tar­get. There are al­ways chal­lenges in build­ing ca­pac­ity to de­liver when sig­nif­i­cant in­vest­ment is forth­com­ing. Be it in terms of land sup­ply, plan­ning pol­icy, or fi­nance and in­vest­ment, we are bound to en­counter ob­sta­cles on the road to de­liv­er­ing that com­mit­ment in what con­tin­ues to be a chal­leng­ing eco­nomic en­vi­ron­ment. For its part, CIH Scot­land and its mem­ber­ship of hous­ing pro­fes­sion­als through­out Scot­land will con­tinue to work closely with the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment to help pin­point these ob­sta­cles and to help over­come them.’

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