MID FIFE AND GLENROTHES MSP WELCOMES SNP COMMITMENT TO BUILD 100,000 HOMES

Published date : 22 Mar 2021

HOUSING STRATEGY TO DELIVER FOR FIFE & SUPPORT 14,000 JOBS

 

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth has welcomed a commitment by the SNP to deliver 100,00 affordable homes in Scotland by 2032 – if re-elected in May. 

 

The Housing to 2040 plan will create 14,000 jobs and invest £16billion in housing infrastructure across Scotland, including in Fife.

 

Key plans from the scheme include:

  • delivering 100,000 more affordable homes by 2032, with at least 70% of these being for social rent.
  • setting a single set of standards for housing quality and accessibility
  • establishing a new fund to help local authorities bring empty homes back into residential use.
  • ending homelessness and rough sleeping once and for all.
  • decarbonising heating in all homes in line with Scotland’s climate ambitions.

 

The SNP Government has already delivered 4,024 social and 1,450 affordable homes in Fife. Over £7 million has recently been committed at the former Tullis Russell site in Glenrothes.

 

Commenting, Jenny Gilruth MSP said:

 

I am delighted the SNP has committed to delivering 100,000 affordable homes over the next decade. It is extremely ambitious and clearly shows our dedication to delivering for families and communities across Scotland, including here in Fife.

 

“The SNP government has already delivered almost 100,000 affordable homes since 2007. What a contrast to the record of the last Labour-Lib Dem administration in Scotland - who famously built just six new council homes in their last four years in office.

 

“Increasing the supply of affordable homes plays a vital role in helping to tackle poverty and inequality in Fife and has been a key SNP commitment.

 

“This election gives voters the chance to decide who should be in charge of Scotland’s COVID recovery – a Scottish Government with the interests of people here at heart, or a Tory government that we didn’t vote for, led by the likes of Boris Johnson.

 

"Only a vote for the SNP will enable us to build a fairer, more equal Scotland and continue delivering for communities in Fife and across the country.”

 

ENDS

 

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