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Housing to 2040: consultation on outline policy options

An open letter to stakeholders to support the Housing to 2040 consultation.

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The Scottish Government’s ambition is that everyone in Scotland should live in high quality, energy efficient homes that are affordable and that meet their needs. In last year’s Programme for Government, we committed to work with stakeholders on a vision for how our homes and communities should look and feel by 2040 and the options and choices to get there. This year we reaffirmed that commitment.

Housing is embedded in so much that we want to achieve. It has a vital role to play in meeting many of our aspirations, including eradicating child poverty and homelessness, ending fuel poverty, tackling the global climate emergency and promoting inclusive growth. We want to ensure that we have a housing system that is dynamic and resilient enough to respond to future changes and challenges, such as our ageing population. This means that business as usual is not an option.

Now is the time to reimagine our housing system and we want to work together with the whole of Scotland to create a shared vision for 2040. We want to hear people’s views on the draft vision and principles and their innovative, bold and imaginative ideas for how to make them a reality.

Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government Aileen Campbell MSP.

For further information on the consultation, please visit the Scottish Government Website.