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Scotland sees increase in affordable housing approvals

Words: Laura Edgar
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New statistics suggest that 11,677 affordable homes were approved in Scotland in 2017/18 – a 14 per cent increase on the previous year.

That figure includes increases in affordable rent approvals, which have more than doubled to an increase of 1,433 homes, according to data published by the Scottish Government’s chief statistician.

The 14 per cent growth also includes affordable home ownership approvals – up 5 per cent (92 homes) – and a decrease in social rent approvals, down 2 per cent (124 homes).

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