City of Edinburgh (under FOI 2016 & 2017) is one of the few Scottish Council’s who apparently don’t even know how many “completed” houses are actually on “non-adopted” estates (see also SGov caveat to their housing data re Edinburgh).
So the Scots Gov “completion” data - of some 16,400 for past year - ignores the 20,000approx number of houses caught up in the growing “non adoption” mess. Even if 50% of these are moving through the RCC (Road Construction Consent) process - this leaves some 10,000 new home owners with long term non-adopted problems.
It’s sad that SGov fails to monitor & collect “non adoption” details (which Council’s do have) - and doesn’t promote a scheme to help purchasers hold back full price payment until adoption processes are complete.
And with the removal of full EIA requirements (via useless Scoping Reports) we are also seeing EU Directive breaches - with more & more new houses now being built on sites with a history of flooding (eg by Persimmon in Dundee, south Lanarkshire, etc) and often leading to adjoining properties being flooded by the new development (eg 10 years after building of Barratt’s Hawthorn estate). How many “sinkholes” will emerge in due course? When will the politicians wake up to the new-build scams - and the emerging mess?