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New Homes

– in the Scottish Parliament on 23rd March 2016.

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Photo of Graeme Dey Graeme Dey Scottish National Party

6. To ask the Scottish Government how many homes have been built per head of population since 2007. (S4O-05701)

Photo of Margaret Burgess Margaret Burgess Scottish National Party

Under this Government, over the 2007-08 to 2014-15 period, an average of 336 new homes per 100,000 population have been built in Scotland per year across all tenures.

Photo of Margaret Burgess Margaret Burgess Scottish National Party

As I have said on a number of occasions, house building rates in Scotland have been consistently higher in each and every year since 2007. The 336 homes built per 100,000 population in Scotland compare with 237 built per 100,000 population in England and 207 homes per 100,000 population in Wales. In percentage terms, that means that over the 2007-08 to 2014-15 period, the rate of building in Scotland has been 42 per cent higher than in England and 62 per cent higher than in Wales.