Homes for Scotland

New director of policy named at Homes for Scotland

Homes for Scotland (HFS) has appointed Fionna Kell to the position of director of policy.

Published 30 April 2019

Builders discuss planning and Brexit concerns with cabinet secretary

Senior representatives of Scotland’s home building industry have held face-to-face discussions with cabinet secretary for communities and local government Aileen Campbell MSP to discuss the importance of implementing an improved planning system in the midst of ongoing Brexit uncertainty.

Published 8 April 2019

A&J Stephen becomes first Scottish-only builder to receive five star rating

The first Scottish-only builder to receive a five star rating in an annual Customer Satisfaction Survey has been announced.

Published 2 April 2019

Homes for Scotland Awards shortlist announced

Homes for Scotland (HFS) has announced the shortlist for its annual home building industry awards as the organisation prepares to celebrate the sector’s achievements.

Published 27 March 2019

Headline Quarterly Housing Statistics mask private sector drop, warns Homes for Scotland

Homes for Scotland has repeated its call for growth across all housing tenures as an increase in new build home completions masked a drop in the private sector.

Published 13 March 2019

BRE leads policy-makers and experts’ debate on building a better Scotland

Twenty-one of Scotland’s senior policy-shapers and key building experts, academics, and commentators were welcomed to a roundtable in Edinburgh earlier this year to debate: “What Kind of a Britain are we Building: Scotland?”

Published 12 March 2019

CALA MD joins Homes for Scotland Board

The managing director of CALA Homes (North) has been appointed to the board of Homes for Scotland.

Published 21 February 2019

Final members appointed to Scottish Infrastructure Commission

Homes for Scotland chair Ken Gillespie has been named on an independent commission to advise on a 30-year strategy for infrastructure investment.

Published 12 February 2019

Homes for Scotland calls for unity in bid to meet housing shortfall

More homes need to be built on small sites and myths surrounding landbanking by housebuilders busted if the 80,000 homes deficit that has arisen over the last decade is to be addressed, MSPs will hear today.

Published 5 February 2019

Homes for Scotland questions focus of planning performance statistics

Housebuiler industry body Homes for Scotland has called for a “more meaningful and inclusive” approach to analysing the country’s planning performance.

Published 4 February 2019

Scottish Government reaches 80,000 affordable homes milestone

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has welcomed new figures which reveal a 21% rise in the number of affordable homes delivered in Scotland during the last year.

Published 12 December 2018

HFS launches new strategy and customer satisfaction initiative with call for quality as well as quantity

With the need for more new homes to address the country’s housing crisis top of the political agenda, ensuring high levels of quality and customer satisfaction is a matter of equal importance, according to Homes for Scotland (HFS).

Published 15 November 2018

Holyrood committee votes against planning appeal amendments

Proposals to introduce new rights for communities to appeal planning decisions have failed to pass a key stage of the parliamentary legislative process.

Published 8 November 2018

Homes for Scotland announces Social Bite charity partnership

Industry body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has announced its support of the work undertaken to end homelessness throughout the country through a new charity partnership with social enterprise Social Bite.

Published 8 November 2018

Homes for Scotland calls on Holyrood to match English focus on housing infrastructure

Homes for Scotland has called on the Scottish Government to follow the UK government's lead in investing in housing infrastructure.

Published 30 October 2018