Date lodged: 2 May 2019
To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on placing a statutory duty on local authorities to maintain a register of people and groups that have acquired service plots for self-build homes and for the councils to employ a named officer to take such interests forward, including by ensuring that there are enough plots to meet expected demand.
Answered by: Kevin Stewart 10 May 2019
The Scottish Government has no plans to place a statutory duty on local authorities to maintain a register of people and groups that have acquired service plots for self-build homes. We support self-build and want to see this sector grow, providing more options for people to own their own home across Scotland. We are supporting the development of an online resource, Scotland's Self and Custom Build Portal , through funding from the Self and Custom Build Challenge Fund. The portal includes a plot finder function which lists sites suitable for self and custom build projects across Scotland.
It is for Councils to determine if they wish to employ a named officer to take forward local interests in self build including facilitating access to suitable serviced plots.