Building bosses set out pre-election proposals

The SBF manifesto lays out proposals to improve the performance of Scotland's planning authorities. Picture: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The SBF manifesto lays out proposals to improve the performance of Scotland's planning authorities. Picture: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

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Building industry leaders have laid down a five-pillar plan for “sustainable growth” in the Scottish construction sector.

The Scottish Building Federation (SBF) said today it had launched its policy manifesto for the 2016 Holyrood parliamentary election following consultation with members over recent months.

It sets out a series of recommendations to support the industry in key areas including procurement, skills, training and recruitment, planning and energy efficiency.

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The manifesto outlines a number of proposals to improve the performance of Scotland’s planning authorities, including better resourcing of planning departments.

Vaughan Hart, managing director of the 121-year-old SBF, said: “This manifesto is the result of extensive consultation with our members throughout Scotland and reflects the issues and priorities they would like to see addressed by the next Scottish parliament.”

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