Homes for Scotland

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

New initiative helps young people ‘Get into Home Building’

Twenty-five young people have successfully completed a six week Prince’s Trust ‘Get into Home Building’ programme, which helps unemployed young people gain practical skills and experience in the home building industry.

Published 2 October 2015

Report identifies generational shift in housing aspirations

A new report commissioned by the Scottish Government has highlighted an emerging gap between the housing aspirations of younger and older households.

Published 28 September 2015

England’s million new homes target ‘brings Scottish housing crisis into focus’

Homes for Scotland has called on the Scottish Government to show similar housebuilding ambitions as England after housing minister Brandon Lewis announced that the UK government wants to see a million homes built south of the border by 2020.

Published 22 September 2015

Panel revealed for independent planning review

The members of an independent panel set up to carry out a “game-changing review” of Scotland’s planning system have been announced by social justice secretary Alex Neil.

Published 18 September 2015

Knowledge and resource gaps ‘must be addressed’ for off-site construction to go mainstream

Many new homes of the future could be built in factories and delivered to site ready to be assembled if clarity and more detailed understanding on total costings confirm that the approach is competitive, a new report has concluded.

Published 16 September 2015

Sector calls for Scottish Government to increase affordable homes target

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has called for Scotland’s affordable housing target to be increased in order to meet housing need across the country.

Published 9 September 2015

Home ownership drop ‘result of private home building decline’

A six per cent fall in home ownership levels between 2009 and 2014 is largely the result of the dramatic decline in private home building and ongoing issues surrounding large mortgage deposits, according to a homebuilder’s trade body.

Published 27 August 2015