Scott is an active campaigner for affordable housing for local people. Scott was disappointed that one of the first things the newly formed Liberal Democrat/Independent Cornwall Council did was to try to reduce the percentage of affordable housing being built on council and other public owned land. This would have directly affected the people of Cornwall making it difficult to find affordable housing.
Scott successfully fought and got the council to increase the affordable housing levels on public owned land to 50 per cent. In addition, Scott proposed that the names of 9,000 people on the housing list who do not live in Cornwall should be removed. Scott will continue to campaign for affordable homes for local people and their families.