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Housing & Planning

Housing & Planning
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Land based businesses deliver much needed rural rented housing, often at affordable rents and in areas where social providers find it most challenging. 

SLE is working with members, the Scottish Government, local authorities and other stakeholders to ensure that the rural Private Rented Sector provides a good quality, effective housing supply, contributing to the sustainability of rural communities. 

Our members are delivery partners in meeting Scottish Government housing targets through both large and small developments. Scottish Land & Estates is working to increase the affordable housing supply in rural Scotland by raising awareness of the opportunities and seeking supportive policies.  

Planning is also fundamentally important to our rural communities. SLE is working to influence planning policy at a variety of levels to achieve an efficient planning system that is fit for purpose in a rural context.