Guidance issued to local authorities on affordable housing supply

GUIDANCE has been issued to local authorities to help them deliver the supply of affordable housing – by registered social landlords, such as housing associations, and, since two years ago, also by themselves.

So-called ‘resource planning assumptions’ have been issued by the Scottish Government, for the financial year ending this year.

These are annual planning assumptions that local authorities should work with to deliver their housing priorities and are for delivering a range of affordable housing, including local authority and registered social landlord provision.

The guidance can be read, here, on the Scottish Government website, and can be summarised, as follows:

Local authority2020-21 £m
Aberdeen City20.658
Aberdeenshire32.626
Angus9.681
Argyll & Bute19.527
Clackmannanshire6.541
Dumfries & Galloway23.264
Dundee City19.279
East Ayrshire13.464
East Dunbartonshire8.385
East Lothian11.480
East Renfrewshire6.732
Edinburgh City48.209
Eilean Siar9.709
Falkirk12.882
Fife36.827
Glasgow City Council110.896
Govanhill Early Action Programme5.000
Highland48.388
Inverclyde11.428
Midlothian9.809
Moray9.633
North Ayrshire17.093
North Lanarkshire 34.635
Orkney Islands3.455
Perth & Kinross18.483
Renfrewshire17.846
Scottish Borders16.972
Shetland Islands5.531
South Ayrshire13.538
South Lanarkshire30.408
Stirling10.266
West Dunbartonshire11.128
West Lothian14.690
Total668.463

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