Scottish Simplified Planning Zone housing pilots

Details and an application form have been released for those taking part in the Scottish Government's Simplified Planning Zone pilots for housing.

In the Scottish Government's response to the Planning Review they said they would take forward pilot Simplified Planning Zones (SPZ) for housing as an immediate action. They are now seeking interested authorities to work with them on a number of pilots exploring different uses of SPZ for housing to inform any potential legislative changes.

The Scottish Government want to work with pilot partners to explore how SPZ could be used to support housing in a variety of contexts, for example to:

  • support town centre living
  • support urban regeneration
  • promote diversification of housing types and supply, and innovative housing delivery

Scottish Ministers have committed £150,000 to support 3-4 SPZ housing pilots, with successful applicants likely to receive a grant offer of around £30,000 - £50,000 each.

Date: 11/11/2016 Deadline for submission of proposals

Author: Scottish Government

This item updates DCP section 7.1

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