HOUSING STRATEGY TO DELIVER FOR MIDLOTHIAN NORTH AND MUSSELBURGH & SUPPORT 14,000 JOBS
Colin Beattie, Constituency MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, has welcomed a commitment by the SNP to deliver 100,000 affordable homes in Scotland by 2032 – if re-elected in May.
The Housing to 2040 plan will create 14,000 jobs and invest £16 billion in housing infrastructure across Scotland, including in Midlothian and East Lothian.
Key plans from the scheme include:
Commenting, Colin Beattie said:
“I am delighted the SNP has committed to delivering 100,000 affordable homes over the next decade. It is extremely ambitious and clearly shows our dedication to delivering for families and communities across Scotland, including here in Midlothian and East Lothian.
“The SNP government has already delivered almost 100,000 affordable homes since 2007. What a contrast to the record of the last Labour-Lib Dem administration in Scotland - who famously built just six new council homes in their last four years in office.
“This election gives voters the chance to decide who should be in charge of Scotland’s COVID recovery – a Scottish Government with the interests of people here at heart, or a Tory government that we didn’t vote for, led by the likes of Boris Johnson.
"Only a vote for the SNP will enable us to build a fairer, more equal Scotland and continue delivering for communities in Midlothian and East Lothian, and across the country.”