In 2019, the Scottish Government looked at what Scotland’s homes and communities should look and feel like in 2040, and the options and choices to get there.
Its Housing to 2040 draft vision and principles emerged from the initial round of stakeholder engagement.
We supported the Housing to 2040 consultation with:
Summer engagement workshops
During the summer of 2019, we travelled with the Scottish Government to four locations across Scotland to review the delivery of recent affordable housing: built and planned. We visited:
We sought to identify ‘what good looks’ like and ‘how to get there’ in a range of settings. We heard the voices and stories of professionals, local people and residents, and discussed the skills and resources needed.
We used Scotland’s Place Standard tool to consider what it takes to create housing and places capable of improving our health and wellbeing.
The workshops produced lessons for housing policy and delivery. At various points during the tour, Scottish Government ministers joined the workshops.
Dunbeg workshop report
This workshop focussed on Highlands and Islands growth. We discussed the housing under construction in Dunbeg. It is the largest programme of its kind in Argyll and Bute for many years. From here we plan to draw wider lessons for housing growth in the Highland and Islands.
Paisley workshop report
This workshop focussed on town-centre regeneration. We discussed the 20-year regeneration of the Arnott’s Backlands site in Paisley. Here a fourth phase of housing is under construction. From here we plan to draw wider lessons for housing growth new in town centres.
Pennywell workshop report
Following a site visit to new housing in Pennywell in Edinburgh, we discussed the emerging masterplan for neighbouring Granton. We also looked at what can be learned from it for large-scale urban regeneration.