Why power connection delays are more likely to slow development in Scotland

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As the Scottish government declares a national emergency, Nicky Grant outlines one area of regulation that could be changed to speed up housing schemes north of the border

With the Scottish Government last month declaring a housing emergency, a holistic examination of the country’s approach to housing and development is urgently needed.

Over recent years, conversations have intensified around a specific point within the development process which is capable of causing alarming delays to new homes being released to the market: obtaining the necessary land rights to connect new developments to the electricity network.

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