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Rural and Islands Housing Action Plan

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We were pleased to see the focus given to empty homes at the Scottish Government’s parliamentary debate on Tuesday on their Rural Housing and Island’s Housing Action Plan from all political parties. Attention was given to the blight of empty homes on rural communities, the positive impact empty homes can have for example in housing keyworkers, as well as consideration oft he role of Empty Homes Officers, CPOs and CSOs, and council tax.

Our full briefing on the debate is available here, the Scottish Government's Rural and Islands Housing Action Plan is available at Rural and islands housing: action plan - ( and the official report from the debate is available at Meeting of the Parliament: 31/10/2023 | Scottish Parliament Website.

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