In partnership with housing specialists Arneil Johnston, the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership have produced The Strategic Empty Homes Framework guidance and template documents that are available to read and downloaded by clicking on the links below.
The Strategic Empty Homes Framework has been developed in line with SEHPs aim of supporting the Scottish Government’s commitment to bringing empty homes back into use, as affordable housing where possible. They are intended to support local authorities looking to develop a strategic approach to empty homes work.
The guidance and template cover eight distinct steps, from setting out the legislative and policy context for empty homes work, through sourcing data and statistical evidence, and on to establishing action plans to support delivery of an empty homes strategy.
“The strategic and practical guidance in the framework is already helping to shape and develop the Empty Homes Plan for Falkirk. The benefits of the framework include the wide range of information it highlights that demonstrates the contribution that empty homes work can make to deliver the local housing strategy, and the access to clearly signposted data, which saved a lot of research time. I think it will be a great tool for Empty Homes Officers and local authorities across Scotland.” Wendy Laird, Empty Homes/Buy Back Officer, Falkirk Council
For further information about the guidance or completion of the template please contact SEHP at [email protected] and put ‘Empty Homes Framework’ as the subject line in your email.