New Housing (Town Centre First Approach)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 19th May 2022.

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At the Heart of Economic Transformation: Report of the City Centre Recovery Task Force, 2021-22

” has some useful and welcome suggestions on restoring domestic living that have a good read-across to support for housing in our town centres. For example, the nine recommendations in chapter 4 of that report include some that relate to “taking on challenging sites”, “brownfield development” and “flexible planning”. Can the cabinet secretary advise which of the nine proposals regarding residential living in city centres could be readily applied to town centres? Will the Scottish Government commit to looking at those recommendations in relation to town centre housing development?