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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-00810: Graeme Dey (Angus South)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 15 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what funding has been made available to Angus Council to ensure that affordable housing for social rent can be built over the next five years.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 22 March 2017

Over this year and next, over £11 million has been made available to Angus Council to deliver more affordable homes that meet local needs. This is as a result of the recently announced overall package of £422 million for Scotland’s councils - an increase of £16 million on the year before.

We have also committed to a new offer of resource planning assumptions for councils across Scotland for the three years to March 2021 providing councils with the certainty they need to allow them to put future plans in place to meet the affordable housing priorities in their areas.