Read our response to the Glasgow City Council's consultation on the City Centre Strategy.
This documents is intended to provide additional context and comments to some of the questions outlined in the Scottish governments recent survey on rented sector reform and rent controls.
Read our response which supports mandatory training for elected members before they can approve planning applications.
SPF submitted response Building Warrant fees consultation, we widely support the changes but we have highlighted that the change in fees should be translated in improved services and need for a transparent system to account for increase in fees.
SPF responded to the EPC reform consultation which proposes the change in the EPC metrics, including fabric rating, cost rating and heating systems to be considered while evaluating the new EPCs. We widely support these proposal, we appealed to align the proposal for EPC reform with existing infrastructure for instance with the boiler system age. We support the move away from the pdf form to more accessible API energy passports. requiring historical data to be updated in order to feed into the SAP and get more accurate rating for the buildings. Read the full response here.
SPF submits comments on the Visitor Levy Bill consultation which is proposing to give local authorities the ability to charge a fee on paid overnight commercial accommodation.
SPF response Effective Community Engagement in LDPs consultation response.
SPF Response to call for Comments on The Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Green Freeports Relief) (Scotland) Order 2023 by the Scottish Parliament’s Finance and Public Administration Committee.
As a part of the wider Heat in Building regulations, planned for 2025. SPF is engaging directly with the lead officials involved in non-domestic/commercial regulations and helping CERG (Climate Emergency Response Group) formulate proposals for ‘Greening Commercial Buildings’. We formulated membership response to CERG's draft proposal.
SPF response to Local Living and 20 Minute Neighbourhood planning guidance consultation