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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-08115
Asked by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 21 April 2022


To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-02823 by Kate Forbes on 24 September 2021, whether any eligible housing infrastructure projects have since been submitted as part of the £20 million indicative allocation referred to in the 2016 agreement, and, if not, what has happened to the £20 million indicative allocation.

Current status: Answered by Shona Robison on 6 May 2022


A number of City Region Deals include elements of housing infrastructure that is required to unlock wider housing delivery and regional growth ambitions including a notional £20m joint allocation for Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils. It is the responsibility of Councils to bring forward eligible Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) projects to the Scottish Government for consideration. Progress has been slower than anticipated and to date no eligible HIF projects have been submitted by the Councils as part of the £20m indicative allocation referred to in the 2016 agreement. Given the long-term plans for City Deal delivery in the region, and that HIF is open for new applications, Scottish Government officials will remain engaged with both Councils to support them to apply for HIF support where suitable projects through the City Deal delivery plans are identified.