Homes for Scotland

Survey highlights need for collaboration to tackle housing shortage

Delays to planning consent are the most significant barrier to building new homes, according to a survey of the housebuilding sector conducted by law firm Brodies LLP.

Published 26 June 2015

Builders welcome spotlight on the importance of housing

Homes for Scotland has welcomed the publication of a major report which called for a radical look at the future direction of housing policy in Scotland.

Published 11 June 2015

Scottish Government ‘on track’ to meet 2016 affordable homes target

The Scottish Government is ahead of its five-year target to deliver 30,000 affordable homes by March 2016, despite a decrease in the number of social sector homes being built.

Published 3 June 2015

Homes for Scotland warns of ‘housing limbo’ as first time buyer lending falls by 23 per cent

Lending to first-time buyers in Scotland was down in both value and volume, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

Published 28 May 2015

Springfield’s family values ‘key’ to industry hat trick

Family run house builder Springfield Properties has swept the board at this year’s industry Oscars and believes that its family-values is what keeps it the people’s favourite.

Published 27 May 2015

Eildon scoops national award for Peebles development

Eildon Housing Association’s new Dunwhinny Gardens development in Peebles was the latest to be recognised at a national awards ceremony winning the ‘Best Development - Medium’ category at the Homes for Scotland Awards last week.

Published 20 May 2015

Help to Buy almost fully subscribed but Small Developers scheme to continue

The Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme is nearly fully subscribed due to a bumper level of sales reservations, the Scottish Government has announced.

Published 20 May 2015

Help to Buy “evolution” call from new industry body chair

Former minister Jim Mather has called on the Scottish Government to maintain positive progress to support buyers, build homes and create jobs.

Published 18 May 2015

Springfield Properties named ‘Home Builder of the Year’

Recognising the efforts made to ensure the strongest possible platform for recovery within the new build market, the winners of trade body Homes for Scotland’s prestigious awards scheme have been revealed at the organisation’s largest ever ceremony.

Published 18 May 2015

Edinburgh’s Local Development Plan moves to next stage

The City of Edinburgh Council has agreed that its Local Development Plan should be moved on to be examined by the Reporter appointed by the Scottish Government, before the final plan is agreed.

Published 15 May 2015

Help to Buy scheme delivers 5,000 sales valued at £1bn

More than 5,000 families and first time buyers have purchased their home through the Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme, housing minister Margaret Burgess revealed yesterday.

Published 14 May 2015

Councillors urged to ‘stop procrastinating’ over Edinburgh’s Local Development Plan

Home builders have urged Edinburgh councillors preparing to meet tomorrow to move ahead with submitting the draft Local Development Plan to the Scottish Government for examination in order to start addressing the city’s housing shortage and avoid further delays.

Published 13 May 2015

Homes for Scotland appoints new director of planning

Trade body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has appointed Nicola Barclay as director of planning with responsibility for ensuring that the organisation’s planning function is utilised to the maximum benefit of members and helps enable the development of homes of all tenures across the country.

Published 5 May 2015

GE2015: SNP calls for 100,000 affordable UK homes per year

The SNP has called on the UK government to increase housing investment to enable 100,000 affordable homes to be built in the UK every year.

Published 28 April 2015

Two Eildon projects top awards shortlist

Two new build projects by Eildon Housing Association (pictured) are in the running for a Best Development award in the prestigious Scottish Homes Awards.

Published 13 April 2015