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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-35643
Asked by: Patrick Harvie, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party
Date lodged: 1 March 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what the proposed timescale is for the allocation of financial support to (a) buildings with the greatest and (b) all other buildings with cladding replacement needs.

Current status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 4 March 2021


Answer

Recent consultations on guidance produced by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Scottish Government have shown that agreement is now developing on the nature and extent of buildings affected and most at risk. This clarity will allow us to take action and target support accordingly, focusing on the greatest need and securing best value for the taxpayer.

The Scottish Government has been clear that it is right that responsible developers continue to take action to support owners affected by this issue through no fault of their own. I have contacted several developers and commend Taylor Wimpey for their commitment in Glasgow. I also welcome the public commitment of remediation funds by Persimmon Homes last month.

I am determined that the steps we take will support, not discourage, such responsible action and I will set out a sustainable path forward on this issue later this month.