Date lodged: 4 August 2016
To ask the Scottish Government whether it considers that the involvement of a representative on its Joint Housing Policy and Delivery Group in asking for the Scottish Government to assist in relation to the planning application by Sandlaw Farming for a housing development in Banchory represented a conflict of interest.
Answered by: Kevin Stewart 24 August 2016
The Joint Housing Policy and Delivery Group includes representatives from 28 national housing related organisations. The Group offers Ministers advice on national strategic policy and delivery issues relating to housing. Members of the Joint Housing Policy and Delivery Group are expected to declare any conflicts of interest with respect to any topic being discussed by the Group. Specific housing developments are not discussed in the Group.