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The Role of Land in Enabling New Housing Supply in Rural Scotland

David Stewart, Debbie Mackay and Graham Reid present the findings of the recent report by Savills for the Scottish Land Commission.

The report was commissioned after previous research highlighted that, in many rural areas, not enough housing is being delivered to meet the current need, and to allow areas to fulfil their potential. The work is part of a wider review of Land for Housing & Development and examines the challenges in delivering rural housing as well as proposing practical solutions.

David Stewart is a Senior Policy Officer Scottish Land Commission where his remit includes work on land assembly, placemaking, land value capture and affordable rural housing.

Debbie Mackay heads up the Rural Planning Service for Savills in Scotland where she also supports clients to undertake effective day-to-day community engagement and is involved in the full range of rural planning activity with a particular interest in rural housing.

Graham Reid, co-author of the report, heads up Savills’ Development Team in the North of Scotland and has a background in land valuation, land agency, housebuilding and development finance.

The presentation will be followed with a Q&A session with questions submitted by audience members.

This session is free and open to all with an interest in this area.

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