Homes for Scotland

Homes for Scotland launches student design competition

Coinciding with 2016 being the year of Architecture, Design and Innovation, industry body Homes for Scotland has launched its first student competition encouraging innovative home designs suitable to meet future zero carbon requirements.

Published 26 January 2016

Labour housebuilding plan ‘would sustain almost 50,000 jobs a year’

Scottish Labour’s pledge to build 60,000 new affordable homes over the course of the next parliament would support almost 50,000 jobs a year and help thousands of first-time buyers, the party has claimed.

Published 25 January 2016

Scottish Government unveils £160m of support for home ownership schemes

More than £160 million of new funding will be targeted in 2016/17 on home ownership schemes to support 5000 households to buy their own home, the Scottish Government said today.

Published 21 January 2016

Return to pre-recession housebuilding levels ‘could create 40,000 Scottish jobs’

Homes for Scotland has highlighted a major research report which identified that nearly 40,000 new jobs could be generated by the end of the next Scottish Parliament if home building levels in Scotland were to return to pre-recession levels.

Published 20 January 2016

Mixed response to Labour’s first time buyer plan

Scottish Labour’s pledge to give first time buyers £3,000 towards the purchase of a property have been welcomed by the home building industry while the SNP has warned it may push up house prices.

Published 6 January 2016

‘Time to build on improved planning performance momentum’

Industry body Homes for Scotland has welcomed latest Scottish Government planning performance statistics which indicate a reduction in the time taken to decide major housing developments for Q2 2015/16 – from 64 to 34.4 weeks since the last quarter.

Published 18 December 2015

Scottish Budget: £90m increase to affordable housing fund and tax on second homes

The Scottish Government has announced a year-year increase of £90 million to its affordable housing budget to help it achieve its target of delivering 50,000 affordable homes during the next parliament.

Published 17 December 2015

Homes for Scotland launches revamped awards scheme

Industry body Homes for Scotland has opened up entries for its “refreshed and refocused” 2016 awards scheme, designed to showcase the sector’s achievements in building homes that meet a diverse range of needs and aspirations.

Published 15 December 2015

Homes for Scotland appoints new chief executive

Home building industry body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has announced the internal appointment of Nicola Barclay as its new chief executive.

Published 11 December 2015

Social housing completions up 10 per cent but sector calls for more

The Scottish Government has surpassed its target of delivering 30,000 affordable homes in this parliamentary term thanks to a 10 per cent increase in the number of social sector homes completed in the past year, new figures have revealed.

Published 2 December 2015

Parliamentary housing debate ‘painted incomplete picture’

A continuing focus on publicly subsidised affordable housing in a Scottish Parliament debate painted an “incomplete picture” of the country’s housing requirements, according to Homes for Scotland.

Published 23 November 2015

Call for at least 100,000 all-tenure homes by end of next Parliament

Scotland need to build at 100,000 homes of all tenures by the end of the next Scottish Parliament in order to tackle Scotland’s housing crisis, the home building industry will highlight today.

Published 5 November 2015

Philip Hogg to leave Homes for Scotland

Trade body Homes for Scotland has announced that chief executive Philip Hogg is to leave the organisation in the coming months to become managing director of Bancon Group's homes business.

Published 22 October 2015

Homes for Scotland calls on Holyrood to meet Scottish home owning aspirations

The home building industry in Scotland has urged the Scottish Government to follow Prime Minister David Cameron in acting boldly to help meet the home owning aspirations of the majority of Scots.

Published 8 October 2015

Major housing decision times increase to four times the statutory period

The time taken to decide major housing developments in Scotland has increased to its slowest yet, official figures have shown.

Published 2 October 2015