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Chamber and committees

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee

The Committee was established in June 2021. It focuses on:

  • local government (including councils)
  • the third sector and social economy (like charities and non-profits)
  • housing and housing strategy
  • building standards

Next meeting

5th Meeting, 2021

09:30am, 21 September 2021

T4.60-CR6 The Livingstone Room

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Euan Donald, the Clerk for the committee.

Address: The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

Twitter: @SP_LocalGov

If you're appearing as a witness at a committee, take a look at our witness guide for more information.

Members

Members of the Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee

Current Members

Burgess, Ariane

Ariane Burgess

Convener

Party: Scottish Green Party

MSP for: Highlands and Islands (Region)

Whitham, Elena

Elena Whitham

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley (Constituency)

Briggs, Miles

Miles Briggs

Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Coffey, Willie

Willie Coffey

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley (Constituency)

Gallacher, Meghan

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Central Scotland (Region)

Griffin, Mark

Mark Griffin

Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Central Scotland (Region)

McLennan, Paul

Paul McLennan

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: East Lothian (Constituency)

Substitute Members

Fraser, Murdo

Murdo Fraser

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Mid Scotland and Fife (Region)

Roddick, Emma

Emma Roddick

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Highlands and Islands (Region)

Committee work

Current

Correspondence

Committee correspondence

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee

Local Government: The North Ayrshire (Electoral Arrangements) Regulations 2021

Letter to the Convener from Craig Hatton, Chief Executive and Returning Officer, North Ayrshire Council - 13 September 2021

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee

Help to Buy (Scotland) Scheme

Letter from Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government, 10 September 2021

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee

Follow up Session with Accounts Commission on Priorities - 9 September 2021

Letter from Convener to Interim Chair of the Accounts Commission - 9 September 2021

Remit

To consider and report on matters relating to local government, housing and planning falling within the responsibility of the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government and the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy, and matters relating to the Local Government Boundary Commission and local governance review and democratic renewal within the responsibility of the Deputy First Minister.