Homes for Scotland

Housing statistics ‘a stark reminder’ of importance of stable investment

The publication of the latest housing statistics for Scotland has highlighted that only stability in housing investment will increase the supply of affordable homes, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said.

Published 14 September 2016

30 households a week moving home thanks to Help to Buy

The Scottish Government’s Help to Buy scheme has reached another milestone with the latest phase enabling more than 30 households a week to purchase a new build home.

Published 12 September 2016

Sector welcomes Programme for Government

The Scottish Government’s priority for warm homes has “lit up” the Programme for Government and been welcomed across the sector.

Published 7 September 2016

Homes for Scotland laments lack of homes within Edinburgh’s LDP

The long-awaited approval of Edinburgh’s Local Development Plan (LDP) will not deliver the number of homes that the city needs, Homes for Scotland (HFS) has warned.

Published 6 September 2016

Concern LBTT is blocking progress up the property ladder

Homes for Scotland has expressed its concern over the impact that the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) is having on the wider housing market.

Published 30 August 2016

Call to boost supply as average house price jumps 4.6 per cent

The average price of a house in Scotland rose by 4.6 per cent in June compared to last year, according to statistics from Registers of Scotland.

Published 17 August 2016

Calls for government’s economic stimulus plan to prioritise housing

A new economic stimulus package unveiled by the Scottish Government should prioritise housing as well as commercial and industrial projects, the Scottish Building Federation has said.

Published 11 August 2016

Decrease in major and local housing planning decision times

The average time for a planning decision to be made on major developments has fallen by 17 per cent on the previous year, according to new Scottish Government figures.

Published 21 July 2016

‘Ambitious’ programme of planning reform welcomed by builders

Industry body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has welcomed the Scottish Government’s response to the report of the independent planning review panel, praising its commitment to strengthening and simplifying the planning system to achieve positive outcomes for Scotland, including the delivery of more homes.

Published 13 July 2016

Top-end developer wins second award

After a recent win of the coveted Homes for Scotland ‘‘Best Private Development of the Year’ award, for the Woodcroft development in Edinburgh’s Morningside area, Queensberry Properties, and partners, Telereal Trillium, have made it a double celebration, winning the Scottish Homes’ ‘Show Home of the Year’ award.

Published 27 June 2016

PAS Foundation receives recognition from Scotland’s housing industry

The PAS Foundation received welcome support from Scotland’s housing industry this week, when Homes for Scotland chief executive Nicola Barclay presented the Foundation with a donation of £6,500, raised at the Homes for Scotland Annual Lunch 2016.

Published 22 June 2016

Positive affordable housing figures mask unresolved issues, says sector

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has welcomed the announcement by the Scottish Government that it has exceeded its affordable homes target by more than 10 per cent but warned that unresolved issues may impair future progress.

Published 15 June 2016

Planning review report ‘a job well done’, say housebuilders

Scotland’s construction firms have said they have much to encourage them in their efforts to address the country’s chronic undersupply of housing following a review into Scotland’s planning system.

Published 6 June 2016

Independent planning review recommends ‘fresh thinking’ on housing

The independent panel set up to carry out a “game-changing review” of Scotland’s planning system has made five recommendations to improve the delivery of more high quality homes.

Published 1 June 2016

First Minister sets out programme for government

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has outlined a comprehensive programme for the Scottish Government including early action to prepare for new social security powers and delivering 50,000 affordable homes over the parliament.

Published 26 May 2016