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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-16538: Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 9 May 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how much funding it (a) is providing in 2018-19 and (b) plans to provide in each of the next five years to support the building of council (i) houses and (ii) flats in North Ayrshire, broken down by the number of units that it expects this to help build.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 17 May 2018

The Scottish Government has Resource Planning Assumptions (RPAs) 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 housing priorities in their areas. The following table provides details of this allocation for North Ayrshire which will help fund a range of affordable housing including council house building:

North Ayrshire RPA

£m

2018-19

14.165

2019-20

15.003

2020-21

16.007

North Ayrshire Council uses these planning assumptions to develop its strategic priorities as set out in their Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP). It is therefore a matter for the council to determine through their own strategic processes the number and mix of house types in future years.

North Ayrshire Council’s published SHIP for 2018-2023 estimates that it will deliver 872 council homes in the period up to 2023 as illustrated in the following table. The SHIP does not detail the breakdown of flats and houses.

North Ayrshire Council

Planned Council House Unit Completions

2018-19

158

2019-20

106

2020-21

437

2021-22

165

2022-23

6

Total

872