Homes for Scotland

Homes for Scotland criticises 'unacceptable' 54-week wait for major planning decisions

Latest annual planning performance statistics for 2020/21 showing a 17-week increase in the average decision time for major housing development to 54 weeks are unacceptable, according to home building body Homes for Scotland (HFS).

Published 23 July 2021

Homes for Scotland calls for reopening of First Home Fund

The Scottish Government has been urged to reopen its First Home Fund after new figures highlighted the continuing demand for support for those looking to buy a new home but struggling with deposits.

Published 21 July 2021

Affordable housing accounts for 60% of developer contributions, says new report

Homes for Scotland (HFS) has welcomed a new Scottish Government report on the value, incidence and impact of developer contributions, which it says demonstrates the important linkages across housing tenures.

Published 13 July 2021

Homes for Scotland's Nicola Barclay named Habitat for Humanity GB board chair

Habitat for Humanity Great Britain has today announced the appointment of Homes for Scotland (HFS) chief executive Nicola Barclay as chair of its board of trustees

Published 5 July 2021

Scottish Housing Day returns for 2021

Scottish Housing Day is back for the sixth year and will take place on Wednesday 15 September 2021.

Published 28 June 2021

Wheatley Group to participate in digital site inspection research

A consortium of researchers is undertaking a project that could pave the way for the mainstream adoption of using digital technologies to remotely inspect construction sites – a move that could underpin a quicker and more efficient sector in Scotland.

Published 19 May 2021

Trio of board appointments at Homes for Scotland

Homes for Scotland (HFS) has announced three new appointments to its board following its Annual General Meeting last week.

Published 14 May 2021

Homes for Scotland secures political support for delivery of 25,000 homes a year

Industry body Homes for Scotland has secured significant political support for its own manifesto call for the delivery of at least 25,000 new homes each year.

Published 4 May 2021

First Home Fund closes after five days

The First Home Fund, a shared equity pilot scheme launched by the Scottish Government to provide first-time buyers with funding, has closed for applications after just five working days.

Published 9 April 2021

Home builders look ahead to easing of lockdown restrictions

Scottish home builders are keenly awaiting the planned lifting of restrictions next month with trade body Homes for Scotland (HFS) keen to play its part.

Published 1 April 2021

#SHN20years: Homes for Scotland

Continuing the 20th anniversary celebrations at Scottish Housing News is Nicola Barclay, chief executive at Homes for Scotland.

Published 29 March 2021

Home builders deliver fourth successive year of improved customer satisfaction

A national new home customer satisfaction survey has revealed a fourth successive year of improved results for home builders.

Published 18 March 2021

Budgetary constraints force closure of Help to Buy

The Scottish Government is set to scrap the Help to Buy scheme from this week after announcing it is no longer able to financially support the initiative.

Published 1 February 2021

Politicians urged to unite around 25,000-home annual target

With the importance of ensuring everyone living in Scotland has a quality home that meets their needs never more apparent, the country’s home building industry has today urged politicians across all parties to support a shared ambition to achieve and consistently deliver at least 25,000 new homes each year.

Published 27 January 2021

Homes for Scotland welcomes First Home Fund extension but restates planning concerns

Proposed changes to Scottish planning regulations are at odds with the welcome extension of the First Home Fund, according to Homes for Scotland (HFS).

Published 28 September 2020