The Committee have now completed their formal scrutiny of the short-term let SSIs:
- The planning area regulations were agreed to by 7 votes to 1, with only Andy Wightman MSP voting against and SNP, Labour and Conservative MSPs voting in favour.
- The licensing order was agreed to by 4 votes to 3, with Sarah Boyack MSP voting with the three SNP MSPs. While she was “conflicted” on the issue, and held some concerns, she decided to support the regulations but that more work was required ahead of the parliament vote.
- The Committee will now produce a report to parliament on the two SSIs.
- As it is subject to affirmative procedure, the SSIs will also be voted on by all MSPs in plenary at a date to be confirmed.
A full summary of today’s evidence will follow in due course.