Scottish Conservatives

Miles Briggs: Ending homelessness by 2023

The Covid crisis has shown that Scotland can end homelessness and rough-sleeping in two years, writes Scottish Conservatives' social justice, housing and local government spokesperson Miles Briggs.

Published 28 May 2021

Election: Scottish Conservatives pledge to build 60,000 affordable homes in five years

Scottish Conservatives leader Douglas Ross has outlined the party's housebuilding manifesto with plans to build 60,000 affordable homes, including 40,000 in the social rented sector, over the next parliament.

Published 30 March 2021

Continued pause on housebuilding ‘unfair’ to economy, say Scottish Conservatives

Housebuilders should be given the green light to return to work safely in Scotland, according to Scottish Conservative leader Jackson Carlaw.

Published 30 April 2020

Call for action as number of people with disabilities on housing waiting lists soars

The Scottish Government has been urged to set a target for new disabled housing after research found that the number of disabled people on housing waiting lists has risen by almost 80% in the last two years.

Published 23 May 2019

Scottish Parliament votes to bring forward energy efficiency target by a decade

The Scottish Parliament has given majority backing for proposals to bring forward energy efficiency targets by a decade.

Published 14 May 2018

Tories to push government to make housing a priority

The Scottish Conservatives will today challenge the Scottish Government to adopt its “ambitious but deliverable” proposals aimed at tackling Scotland’s housing crisis.

Published 13 September 2017

New towns needed to reverse ‘market failure’ which caused Scotland's housing crisis, says Ruth Davidson

The development of new towns, a cabinet level post for the housing minister and the creation of a new housing and infrastructure agency are among a raft of ideas to be announced by Ruth Davidson today as she outlines a fresh focus on housing for the Scottish Conservatives.

Published 1 September 2017

Tories pledge 100,000 homes and new energy efficiency push

The Scottish Conservatives have pledged to introduce a package of measures to deliver 100,000 new homes and ensure Scotland has no hard to heat homes by 2030 as the party unveiled its push for planning and housing to enable economic growth.

Published 20 April 2017

Government accused of overturning too many local planning decisions

Scottish Government officials have been accused of meddling in local democracy after new figures revealed they overrule councils on planning appeals as often as they side with them.

Published 6 January 2017

Scottish Conservative housing spokesman Alex Johnstone MSP dies

Alex Johnstone, the widely respected Scottish Conservative MSP, has died at the age of 55 after a short battle with cancer.

Published 8 December 2016

Coalition calls for an end to scourge of Scotland’s cold homes

A coalition is urging the Scottish Government to substantially increase the funding available to improve the energy efficiency of Scotland's homes ahead of a debate today in the Scottish Parliament.

Published 16 November 2016

Winter deaths highlight ‘unacceptable’ failure to upgrade Scotland’s homes

Figures showing there were nearly 3,000 additional winter deaths last year show that Scotland’s cold and draughty housing stock must be upgraded as a matter of urgency, the Existing Homes Alliance has argued.

Published 19 October 2016

Warm homes guarantee ‘should be government programme priority’

A commitment to ensure everyone in Scotland lives in a warm home and action to address fuel poverty should be priorities for the Scottish Government, campaigners said today.

Published 6 September 2016

Scottish Conservative manifesto includes £1bn housing energy efficiency spend

The Scottish Conservatives have set out plans to build 100,000 new homes across Scotland over the next five years.

Published 14 April 2016

Scottish Conservatives issue call to build 100,000 new homes by 2021

The Scottish Government should strive to ensure 100,000 new homes are built in Scotland over the course of the next parliament, according to the Scottish Conservatives.

Published 17 February 2016