Homes for Scotland

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

Housing associations make Homes for Scotland Awards 2015 shortlist

The shortlist for Scotland’s premier home building industry awards has been announced as trade body Homes for Scotland gears up for its largest ever ceremony celebrating the sector’s achievements.

Published 9 April 2015

Joint Delivery Plan aims to boost delivery of new homes

The Scottish Government is to publish a plan to support the delivery of new homes as new figures revealed the average time to process major housing developments was at its slowest yet.

Published 1 April 2015

New Help to Buy ISA ‘of little use’ if homes not available in first place

Scotland’s home building industry has welcomed Chancellor George Osborne’s introduction of a new Help to Buy ISA to assist those saving for their first property but warned it would be of little use north of the border unless there is help to build the homes that are needed in the first place.

Published 19 March 2015