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The Chartered Institute of Housing is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards

CIH Scotland welcomes rise in new affordable housing approvals

13/06/2017


CIH Scotland has commented on the latest quarterly housing statistics for Scotland, published today (13 June 2017) by Scotland's Chief Statistician.

CIH Scotland Executive Director Annie Mauger said:

"A 29% 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 current 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."

ENDS

Notes to Editors

1. The latest Quarterly Housing Statistics for Scotland were published today (13th June 2017) by Scotland’s Chief Statistician: https://news.gov.scot/news/29-increase-in-affordable-housing-approvals

2. The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards. Our goal is simple – to provide housing professionals with the advice, support and knowledge they need to be brilliant. CIH is a registered charity and not-for-profit organisation. This means that the money we make is put back into the organisation and funds the activities we carry out to support the housing sector. We have a diverse membership of people who work in both the public and private sectors, in 20 countries on five continents across the world. Further information is available at www.cih.org

3. For further information, please contact: Alex Bruce at Orbit Communications on alex.bruce@orbit-comms.co.uk or 07747 636504.


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