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15 December 2023 |

Response to Ministerial request for a rural housing evidence paper

Prosper have been gathering evidence from members in rural Scotland concerned about the lack of housing constraining economic growth and efforts to re-populate in some areas. It highlights constraints that a lack of housing in some rural areas has on economic opportunities, on visitors, and on efforts by local businesses to diversify as well as the lack of new housing in areas looking to attract people back.

We will share our paper with the Minister for Housing, Paul McLennan, and look forward to further dialogue with him and our members in rural areas about how some of the immediate and longer-term challenges could be overcome.