Scottish government reveals eco-housing investment
An incredible £582 million is to be spent across all areas of Scotland in order to increase the supply of green, affordable housing, reports scotsman.com.
Scotland’s 32 councils will receive the cash as party of the government’s Affordable Housing Supply Programme, which hopes to create jobs and boost the economy.
Energy-efficient homes throughout Scotland
The investment will be used to create energy-efficient homes throughout the country – even in rural areas, which ‘experience higher development costs’ according to stv.tv.
In order to increase the energy efficiency of Scottish homes, councils could turn to areas such as solar power, internal wall cladding and loft insulation in order to deliver the investment’s aims.
Keith Brown, housing minister, commented on the funding, saying:
“This Government has successfully championed innovation in house building, which means that we can now deliver more houses for the money we spend.”
“Against that background, we are also encouraging the construction of greener, more energy efficient homes. And we also recognise the particular challenge for housing in remote and rural areas and will provide greater government subsidy for housing developments in those areas,” he added.
Investment to increase the supply of green, affordable housing
As a result of the announcement, the total investment in the Affordable Housing Supply Programme has reached £710 million.