Scottish Water building for the future

Industry body Homes for Scotland are joining with the country’s water utility provider to tackle matters such as development impact assessments and cost contributions.

Vast resources are already invested annually in renewing and upgrading Scotland’s water and drainage infrastructure.

The agreement was signed by Scottish Water chair Ronnie Mercer and HFS chairman Jim Preston.

Preston said: “Whilst confidence in the housing market may be increasing, output is at its lowest level in 70 years, so we need to do all we can to remove any impediments inhibiting production.

“Following constructive dialogue with Scottish Water, I am therefore delighted to sign this agreement on behalf of Homes for Scotland for the benefit of the sector as a whole.

Homes for Scotland represent companies who provide 95% of all new homes built for sale, as well as a significant proportion of affordable housing.

Mercer said: “House building and construction plays an important role in the Scottish economy, with new development requiring connections to Scotland’s essential water and waste water infrastructure.

“In facilitating these new connections, Scottish Water helps support economic development in communities across Scotland, enabling new customers to enjoy the benefits of the high-quality and excellent value services we provide.”