The Housing and Equalities Portfolio is led by West Dunbartonshire Council, with representatives from our eight councils and including Clydeplan and academic partners from the Glasgow City Region Economic Commission.
The policy and delivery connections between housing, transport, land use planning, investment and economic growth are often considered separately. However, the inclusive growth agenda increasingly requires us to consider these issues alongside one another.
Since its inception the Housing and Equalities Portfolio has strengthened our Regional housing voice contributing to national, Regional and local housing issues and policy.
The following issues will shape the work of the Housing Portfolio in 2021:
- Home energy efficiency retrofit feasibility study
- Funding and procurement – establish a GCR approach to funding and procurement that continues the upward trend in delivering new housing
- Standards – establish a region-wide standard to provide housebuilders and contractors with a consistent high standard of build and renovation that meets the challenges of the futures in relation to energy and space standards
- Skills – establish a skills supply chain for a sustained trained workforce that can deliver the needs of housing construction and refurbishments.