New housing delivery in Scotland - Private Rented Sector

The Chief Planner in Scotland has written to all Heads of Planning in Scotland to advise them that the Scottish Government will produce planning advice covering delivery of additional private rented sector (PRS) units and, in the meantime, to draw their attention to this emerging area of the market and the opportunities which it presents to expand the supply of new housing in Scotland.

The Chief Planner advises that Scottish Ministers attach importance to increasing delivery of high quality housing developments. New build PRS has the potential to become an additional route to quickly expand housing supply, helping to provide people with flexible housing options. The Scottish Government is accordingly working to encourage a thriving new build PRS, which provides good quality, well-managed homes that are constructed to the highest energy standards.

As part of this commitment, funding has been provided to the home building industry body Homes for Scotland to enable the appointment of a PRS Champion from whom further information is available.

Author: The Scottish Government

Date of publication: 7/10/15

This item updates DCP section 4.1212


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