Five-year housing plan for Scottish Borders

Househunters looking to buy a Scottish property may be interested to learn that the Scottish Borders council is to implement a new five-year housing plan.

In order to cope with projected population changes, the council has assessed housing pressure points across the region, according to the BBC.

This may result in development of housing in areas previously ruled out for expansion, as towns such as Galashiels already have too few houses to cater to demand.

Brian Frater, head of planning, commented that this was not the beginning of the process; instead the planning will be continually assessed, while more land will have to be sourced for new developments.

He said: "Whilst we have just adopted this plan we are already in the process of having to review that against the latest population and household projections."

Those looking to buy a house in Scotland may be interested to learn that Scotland was recently deemed the most resilient housing market in the UK by Nationwide’s House Price Index.