Housing Sector Plan

Closed 15 Feb 2019

Opened 21 Dec 2018


In the future, only those cities, towns and villages that provide for prosperous, thriving lives within the resources of the planet will be successful and resilient. Getting our housing stock right is perhaps the most crucial part of this endeavour. Compared to most other sectors in which SEPA has a regulatory role, there are more organisations and interests involved in the housing sector.

We are just one of many regulatory and other government agencies with a role to play. We are determined to further develop our relationships in the sector and base our involvement on strong partnerships.

We are at an early stage of developing ideas for how we can best play our specific role in the housing sector. In this draft plan, we explain our thoughts on how we should initially focus on securing environmental compliance and then quickly move to helping with beyond compliance in the sector, supporting efforts to create transformational change that will help the sector build prosperity.

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A print version of the sector plan for consultation is also available.


Why your views matter

The draft sector plans are our initial ideas on where we can make the most significant impact. Getting feedback early in the process from our communities, partners and stakeholders is important and your feedback is critical to the success of our sector planning approach. If you think that we have got something wrong, missed a critical opportunity or not been as transparent as possible, please let us know your thoughts.

We aim to get these plans finalised in the first months of 2019 and then push on to implement them. Your views will also help to shape the prioritisation for the implementation, which will be completed following the consultation period.


  • Local Authorities
  • Industry
  • Landowners/ managers
  • Public


  • Regulated activities