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Built Environment

Built Environment

The Scottish Government aims to increase sustainable economic growth - through legislation, policies actions and decisions on architecture & place making, building standards and planning.

Built Environment sub section

  • Architecture and Place

    Good architecture and urban design helps meet housing needs and improves the quality of life in Scotland.

  • Building

    Building better cities and safeguarding people through improved building standards.

  • Cities

    Working individually and collectively with Scotland's cities to optimise that growth for the benefit of the whole of Scotland.

  • Housing

    Delivering good quality, sustainable and affordable housing and tackling homelessness in Scotland.

  • Planning

    Shaping cities, towns and rural areas, the planning system is undergoing its most significant modernisation in more than 60 years.

  • Regeneration

    Promoting the successful and sustainable transformation of communities by creating the right environment for private and public investment.

  • Fair Rent Register

    A Fair Rent is a way to control private and social sector rented accommodation without a resident landlord and which was let before 2 January 1989.