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Homes for Scotland calls for housing task forces

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March 5 2008

According to Homes for Scotland’s planning director, Allan Lundmark, planning authorities need to establish their own local housing supply task forces to deliver on the government’s target for new homes.

Speaking at the Rural Housing Service Conference, Lundmark said: “For the first time in decades there is political consensus that Scotland is facing a housing shortage and that more homes urgently need to be built to house Scotland’s population. While we are pleased to be working as part of the Scottish government’s Housing Supply Task Force to deliver at least 35,000 new homes by 2015, it is vital that the problem is also tackled at a local level.”

Despite the need for a five percent year on year growth rate to meet the government’s targets, the latest figures suggest a ten percent fall in home completions in 2007 compared to 2006.

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