News

Give communities a stronger role in planning their local areas to address planning ‘frustrations’, says Committee

We want communities to have a stronger voice in planning what their neighbourhoods look like, says a Holyrood Committee today.

What kind of Scotland do you want to live in? Holyrood to consider Scottish Government’s revised societal goals

The Scottish Government has today set out revised ambitions for Scotland and what it hopes to achieve over the next ten years - but to what extent are these changes helpful, desirable and appropriate?

Scotland should give homeless people a permanent place to call home

Scotland should make a number of improvements in its approach to tackling homelessness and rough sleeping, including the implementation of a ‘Scottish style Housing First’ that would give people a safe and permanent home.

Holyrood Committee welcomes Housing Amendment Bill

The Local Government and Communities Committee has recommended the general principles of the Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill in a report published today.

Committee welcomes greater transparency but calls on government to go further on Scotland’s Draft Budget

A Holyrood Committee is calling for further transparency on Scotland’s Draft Budget, as it reports today on the budget for local government in 2018/19.

Deal or No Deal? There are significant issues with City Region Deals, says Holyrood Committee

There are significant issues with Scotland’s City Region Deals that must be addressed, according to a Holyrood Committee’s Deal or No Deal report.

Will changes to planning in Scotland improve the system? Asks Holyrood Committee

Will proposed changes to the planning system in Scotland give communities a greater say on their places? And will this protect the built and natural environment in Scotland?

Will Glasgow City Region Deals improve lives and benefit locals, asks Committee

Local businesses and community members from Paisley and surrounding areas will share their opinions of Glasgow City Region Deal with a Holyrood Committee today.

Calls for greater support for new build homebuyers, after Committee hears “homeowner distress”

Calls for greater support for new build homebuyers, after Committee hears “homeowner distress”

How will local government budgets impact services and spending, asks Committee

The way in which local governments plan and spend their under pressure revenue budgets will be scrutinised by a Holyrood Committee.

Lack of understanding leads to misuse of disabled parking, says Committee

Scotland’s disabled parking legislation is working well but more can be done to stop the misuse of parking places, a Holyrood Committee has claimed today.

Councils can do more to stop rows over nuisance hedges, says Committee

Overgrown hedges – causing some to “live in the shadows” – remain an issue in Scotland because legislation is not always being used as effectively as it could be, according to a Holyrood Committee.

Safety of Scotland’s high rise homes to be examined

The safety of Scotland’s high rise tower blocks will be examined by a Holyrood Committee, following the tragedy at Grenfell Tower.

How do we stop the “misery of homelessness”, asks Committee

Can more be done to help families and individuals facing homelessness in Scotland? This is just one of the questions a Holyrood committee will ask as it launches a call for views today.

Are City Region Deals worth the headlines, asks Committee

A Holyrood committee has called for the public to submit their views on City and Region Deals, as it begins its research into the economic growth deals.

Scotland must do more to decrease harmful emissions across all sectors

Climate change targets across all of Scotland’s sectors should be “equally challenging”, according to a Holyrood report published today.

MSPs meet homeless communities in rural Perth and Kinross

Homeless people in Perth and Kinross met with MSPs from the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee when they visited Churches Action for the Homeless (CATH) this week.

Disabled parking legislation to be examined by committee

Has legislation aimed at tackling the misuse of disabled parking places been effective?

MSPs meet Glasgow’s female homeless community

Glasgow women facing a life on the streets met with MSPs from the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee when they visited Simon Community Scotland and Legal Services Agency today.

MSPs to hear first-hand from Edinburgh’s homeless community

MSPs to hear first-hand from Edinburgh’s homeless community

‘Hedge rage’ legislation to be examined by committee

Legislation aimed at addressing the frustration caused by overgrown hedges will be examined by the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee

Views sought on Scottish Government’s draft climate change plan

Four parliamentary committees have launched a joint call for views on the Scottish Government’s plan on how it will meet climate change targets from 2017 to 2032.

Payments to Electoral Returning Officers to be examined

Payments received by electoral Returning Officers are to be examined by the Local Government and Communities Committee.

Views Sought on Local Government and Housing Budgets

The impact of budget reductions on council services is to be scrutinised by the Local Government and Communities Committee as it starts its annual budget examination.

Views sought on Government’s council-tax proposals

A Holyrood Committee examining legislation to reform Council Tax in Scotland is seeking the views of people across Scotland on the proposed changes.

This website is using cookies.
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website.