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15 Apr 2024

SPF Response to Edinburgh Heritage Plan

SPF Responded to the Edinburgh Heritage Plan highlighting the importance to collaboration in with developers, investors, stakeholders and the wider community to transmit the value of heritage and conserve it. We widely support the management and action plan to safeguard the city's Outstanding Universal Value. 

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08 Mar 2024

SPF response to Heat in Building bill consultation

SPF responded to the Heat in Buildings bill consultation highlighting our membership views on the challenges in achieving the target of decarbonising Scotland's built environment by 2045. We relayed member concerns over the proposal of achieving MEES targets by PRS landlord by 2028 and owner occupiers by 2033 in the absence of sufficient technology, skills, manpower and most importantly the funding in carrying out these changes. You can read our full response here.

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22 Jan 2024 Building Safety

SPF Response to Building Standards Enforcement and Sanctions: consultation

Read our response on the government's proposals to strengthen sanctions against non compliant building standards.  

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18 Jan 2024

SPF Response to Glasgow Co-Living Guidance

SPF submitted a response to the Glasgow Co-Living Guidance. We highlighted membership views on extending Co-Living guidance beyond the city centre boundary. We felt the space requirement mentioned is overly prescriptive and we suggested flexibility will encourage the provision of better quality or cost effective options to occupiers. We also highlighted potential issues with imposing a 6-month tenancy period. Read our full response here.

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21 Dec 2023

SPF Response to Accessible Homes Consultation

The accessible homes consultation looks at reforming various aspects of Part 1 of the Housing for Varying Needs design guide as well as introducing a Scottish Accessible Homes Standard to be applicable for all new builds and those which are converted from non-residential to residential. Read our response here. 

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08 Dec 2023

SPF Response to Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill

This Bill seeks stakeholders views on how to deal with unsafe cladding on buildings. The Bill concerns buildings which are multi-residential, constructed or refurbished between 1 June 1992 and 1 June 2022, over 11 metres high and with external wall cladding system. The key proposals include the creation of a Cladding Assurance Register and to establish a responsible developers scheme where developers responsible for using unsafe cladding will be required to cover the costs of remediation work. 


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01 Dec 2023

SPF responds to Glasgow City Centre Strategy

Read our response to the Glasgow City Council's consultation on the City Centre Strategy. 

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27 Oct 2023

SPF Comments on the Landlord and Tenant Engagement Questionnaire on Rented Sector Reform

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.  

26 Oct 2023

SPF Response to Mandatory Training for Elected Members Consultation

Read our response which supports mandatory training for elected members before they can approve planning applications. 

24 Oct 2023

SPF response to Building Warrant fees consultation

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.

16 Oct 2023

SPF submitted response to EPC reform consultation

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.

10 Oct 2023

SPF Response to Towards West Edinburgh 2050

SPF submits comments on Towards West Edinburgh 2050 consultation which set outs the city's vision as to how West Edinburgh will expand over time.