CIH Scotland welcomes rise in new affordable housing approvals
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.’