Reading Time: 4 minutes This blog provides an overview of how the National Planning Framework (NPF) has developed over the last 20 years, outlines the contents of the recently published draft NPF4 and details planned parliamentary scrutiny.
Category: Housing & Planning
COP26: The Glasgow Women’s Leadership Statement on Gender and Climate – how could Scotland support its delivery?
Reading Time: 7 minutes This extended blogpost explores what gender equality could mean in relation to climate action in Scotland, across some selected areas.
COVID-19 and rented property in Scotland : Scottish and UK Government support for tenants and landlords
Reading Time: 4 minutes This post summarises action taken by the Scottish and UK Governments to assist tenants and landlords during the COVID-19 pandemic to date and planned future action.
The impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the housing sector
Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog looks at what the impact of COVID-19 is on the rented and social housing sector.
Housing and Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog looks at the effect of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the housing sector in Scotland
Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill – SPICe Briefing
Reading Time: 32 minutes This extended blogpost provides briefing for MSPs and other interested parties ahead of parliamentary consideration of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill on 1 April 2020.
Conveyancing and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Reading Time: 5 minutes Due to the emergency legislation in the Scottish Parliament this week, this blog post looks at the sale and purchase of property in Scotland. Here
New Rules on Housing Adaptations
Reading Time: 3 minutes This blog explains the changes brought about by new regulations (the Relevant Adjustments to Common Parts (Disabled Persons) (Scotland) Regulations 2020) which mean that a
Reading Time: 4 minutes SPICe has recently received a number of enquiries about smart meters. This blog explores some of the issues around the technology, and its introduction to homes and businesses.
Moving on: is Serco’s lock-changing policy legal?
Reading Time: 4 minutes This blog looks at a recent Court of Session case on whether it is legal to change the locks of asylum seekers when their asylum claims are refused