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Question reference: S5W-27767

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: 6 March 2020
  • Current status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 17 March 2020


To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to support small home builders to deliver carbon neutral/negative housing in order to meet its climate change targets.


The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring that, from 2024, new build homes must use renewable or low carbon heat. We are working with the construction sector to support good practice to inform the development of regulations to achieve this, and will consult upon our approach later this year. During the development of these regulations, we will consider how we can support developers - including small home builders - to accelerate the construction of homes before 2024 to meet this standard.

Separately, the Scottish Government already provides funding to support the delivery of low carbon/ carbon neutral homes through schemes such as the Building Scotland Fund and our Affordable Housing Supply Programme.