Submission Documents: Motion by Bailie Thomas Kerr:- "Council acknowledges Shelter Scotland's call to declare a Housing Emergency by both Devolved and Local Authorities. Council acknowledges the decision by City Administration Committee last week (30th November) to declare a Housing Emergency; and the cross-party support that is achieved. However, Council notes that the issue around the Housing Emergency is vast and goes beyond the current issues of asylum relocation. Council notes that rising inflation has meant significant challenges to house builders and the construction industry. Council further notes, that a generation of young people are struggling to get on the housing market, or even find suitable and affordable homes in the rental market. Council agrees, that while many of the issues mentioned above are out with the control of Glasgow City Council, that we do have significant powers relating to planning which could be speeded up to ensure more good quality, affordable and mixed residential developments are not only built but encouraged in our city. As such, Council agrees that the Council Leader writes to the Deputy First Minister, and the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, alongside the UK Secretary of State for Housing, outlining the actions council is taking to address the housing emergency, and seeks additional resources to help meet the severe challenges. Council also agrees for officers to undertake a review into planning and ask for an update to come before the newly established working-group looking into the Housing Emergency agreed at City Administration Committee." Help Icon

This is the list of documents available for the submission Motion by Bailie Thomas Kerr:- "Council acknowledges Shelter Scotland's call to declare a Housing Emergency by both Devolved and Local Authorities. Council acknowledges the decision by City Administration Committee last week (30th November) to declare a Housing Emergency; and the cross-party support that is achieved. However, Council notes that the issue around the Housing Emergency is vast and goes beyond the current issues of asylum relocation. Council notes that rising inflation has meant significant challenges to house builders and the construction industry. Council further notes, that a generation of young people are struggling to get on the housing market, or even find suitable and affordable homes in the rental market. Council agrees, that while many of the issues mentioned above are out with the control of Glasgow City Council, that we do have significant powers relating to planning which could be speeded up to ensure more good quality, affordable and mixed residential developments are not only built but encouraged in our city. As such, Council agrees that the Council Leader writes to the Deputy First Minister, and the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, alongside the UK Secretary of State for Housing, outlining the actions council is taking to address the housing emergency, and seeks additional resources to help meet the severe challenges. Council also agrees for officers to undertake a review into planning and ask for an update to come before the newly established working-group looking into the Housing Emergency agreed at City Administration Committee.".

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Item Minute - 07 December 2023 Minute Public Open Document in PDF Format
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