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ONLINE CONFERENCE Scotland’s Housing to 2040: Delivering on the Scottish Government’s Vision


09:25 Chair's Opening Remarks
Allan Lundmark, Board Member, Eildon Housing Association

Session One: Understanding Scotland’s Strategic Objectives and Key Drivers in Housing

09:30 Keynote Address: Housing to 2040 - What’s the plan?

  • What should our homes and communities be like by 2040?
  • Scotland’s housing system re-imagined
  • Delivering on the big four - volume, adaptations, energy efficiency and improvements
  • Achieving a whole systems approach – what is required?

09:50 Question and Answer Session

10:00 Net Zero and Scottish Housing
Professor Sean Smith,  Professor of Future Construction and Director of Centre for Future Infrastructure, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh
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  • District and communal heating
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy retrofitting
  • Heat decarbonisation
  • Renewable and low carbon heating

10:20 Question and Answer Session

10:30 Comfort Break

Session Two: Funding, Building and Affording

10:45 Market Interventions - Regulation and Subsidy

  • What market intervention currently looks like in Scotland
  • Airbnb, the private rented sector and housing supply
  • Scottish Housing Regulation - what’s the right balance?
  • Supporting first time buyers

11:00 Delivering Investment in Scottish Housing

  • The public investment curve - what does it look like and where is it going?
  • The Scottish National Investment Bank
  • The role of the Green Investment Portfolio
  • Can we have housing investment at scale that delivers affordability and sustainability?

11:15 Affordability for All – The Whole Cost Picture for Housing
Dr John Boyle, Director of Research and Strategy, Rettie & Co

  • The pattern in house price and home rental costs - where the housing market is headed
  • Energy costs and housing affordability
  • Council tax - fair, sustainable and affordable?

11:30 Question and Answer Session

11:50 Comfort Break

Session Three: Planning, Delivery and Sustainability

12:05 The Central Role of Planning in Delivery
Stefano Smith FRTPI, Director, Stefano Smith Planning

  • What will National Planning Framework 4 mean for housing?
  • Delivering on housing supply and emissions reduction
  • Development - how and where will it take place to 2040?

12:20 Local Housing Strategies

  • Are our local housing strategies fit for purpose?
  • Aligning national objectives, local strategies and community engagement
  • Turning paper strategies into bricks and mortar - what is required?

12.35 Transformation in Housing - The Context of Place

  • Place and Place-Based Principles in Housing
  • Housing, Sustainable Regeneration and Place
  • Delivering housing as though whole systems mattered

12:50 Question and Answer Session

13:10 Chair's Closing Remarks
Allan Lundmark, Board Member, Eildon Housing Association

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