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Delivering more homes and better places

For Scotland to thrive in the decades ahead, it needs to deliver more high-quality, sustainable homes and places for everyone. This report examines five housing developments in Scotland to extract lessons for future housing and place delivery. The main objectives of our research were to:

• Identify land-related barriers to housing delivery and place-making in Scotland;
• Examine cases of recently completed and contemporary housing development in Scotland, including the approach to land assembly and place-making in each case; and,
• Summarise key practical lessons for housing and place delivery in Scotland.

The report provides some clear and constructive lessons on how the way land is assembled for development can deliver more homes and better places. It is one of a series of reports that make up the Scottish Land Commission’s Review on Land for Housing & Development. The review will report later this year and the key findings from these case studies will inform and contribute to the final recommendations.

Authors: Gareth James and Steven Tolson


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Date: October 8, 2020 11:00 am

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