Policy & Lobbying
New Housing Supply
Scottish Land & Estates believes that a range of flexible options must be created to deliver local solutions to housing need. Scottish Land & Estates is working to increase the affordable housing supply in rural Scotland by:
  • Increasing effective land supply through planning, infrastructure and stakeholder engagement.
  • Bringing empty and redundant buildings back into use.
  • Working in partnership with public sector bodies.
  • Raising awareness of rural planning policy to facilitate affordable housing, particularly in relation to rural exception sites.
  • Providing advice and guidance on current delivery mechanisms, such as the provision of affordable self build plots with rural housing burdens attached.
  • Supporting those developing properties through the rural homes for rent grant pilot and lobbying the Scottish Government for further funding for this delivery mechanism.
  • Partnership working with other agencies to develop innovative solutions.
  • Exploring the use of legal and planning agreements to deliver affordable housing in perpetuity.



    Information Sheets

    • 02/03/2017 - NHS 06 Housing Infrastructure Fund
      This information sheet provides an overview of the Scottish Government's Housing Infrastructure Fund
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    • 02/03/2016 - NHS 05 Rural Housing Fund
      This information sheet provides details on the Rural Housing Fund which was launched in February 2016.
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    • 01/08/2014 - NHS 04 RICS Scottish Housing Commission Report
      The RICS Housing Commission Report Building a Better Scotland was launched on 31st July 2014. The report contains fourteen recommendations for the housing sector.
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    • 19/07/2012 - NHS 03: Scottish Empty Homes Partnership
      The Scottish Government is keen to encourage owners of empty homes to bring their properties back into use. This Information Sheet summarises the work of the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership which is funded by the Scottish Government and aims to bring privately owned properties back into use.  
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    • 22/03/2011 - NHS 02: Affordable Housing Innovation Fund
      Under the £10m Innovation Fund for 2011/12, the Scottish Government is seeking to attract bid applications that offer new approaches to the funding and delivery of affordable housing, particularly through the introduction of new forms of funding and financial and delivery models.
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    • 31/05/2009 - NHS 01: Rural Homes for Rent – Frequently Asked Questions
      The Communities Minister, Stewart Maxwell, announced the launch of a new pilot scheme, Rural Homes for Rent, during a speech to the Rural Housing Service Conference in Dunkeld on 29 February 2008. The scheme, which will be supported by £5million over three years, has been developed based on proposals submitted to Communities Sc
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