Homes for Scotland



Land Value Capture measures added to Planning (Scotland) Bill

Scottish Greens have welcomed changes to the Scottish Government’s planning bill which they say will help tackle Scotland’s housing crisis by making land for housebuilding more affordable, however housebuilders have called the measures “premature”.

Published 25 October 2018

Affordable housing programme ‘on target’ at halfway point

The Scottish Government is on track to meet its target of delivering 50,000 affordable homes over the duration of this Parliament, according to statistics in two newly published reports.

Published 25 September 2018

Labour housing aim ‘welcome’ but holistic plan required

Political parties must reverse cuts to local authority budgets and understand the barriers which are preventing housing delivery if they are to fully address Scotland’s housing demand, according to Homes for Scotland.

Published 15 August 2018

‘Bold’ housing plan needed to reap benefits of £1.3bn City Deal

Scotland’s housebuilders have called for a bold plan for housing to be enacted to fully reap the benefits of the Edinburgh and South East City Region Deal.

Published 7 August 2018

Homes for Scotland backs report’s call for increased housing ambition in South East Scotland

Scotland’s home building industry has applauded the recommendations of an independent Reporter which will ensure SESplan 2 – the next strategic development plan for South East Scotland – not only meets housing need and demand in the region but also supports wider economic growth.

Published 25 July 2018

More homes needed to curb increasing social inequality

The publication of two new reports has highlighted the potential for increasing social inequality as a result of undersupply in the housing market, according to Homes for Scotland.

Published 16 July 2018

New discussion paper gives insider view on how to deliver more homes

Homes for Scotland (HFS) has published a discussion paper on the actions required to meet the country's housing need and demand.

Published 31 May 2018

PoLHA welcomes Homes for Scotland award for Leith Fort

An ambitious 94 affordable homes project, which is creating a new community at Edinburgh’s Leith Fort, has been named as affordable development of the year at this year’s Homes for Scotland awards.

Published 30 May 2018

Miller Homes comes out on top at Homes for Scotland awards

Miller Homes has taken the top spot at Homes for Scotland’s annual awards, with the organisation scooping Home Builder of the Year at the trade body’s largest ever ceremony, held in Edinburgh on 25 May 2018.

Published 29 May 2018

Perth housebuilder celebrates Homes for Scotland recognition

Perth-based housebuilder Stephen has won a prestigious award for its role in what will ultimately become Scotland’s largest new town.

Published 28 May 2018

Save the date for Scottish Housing Day

People and communities across Scotland are being asked to save the date for this year’s Scottish Housing Day, which will take place on Wednesday September 19th.

Published 23 May 2018

Housebuilder digs deep for charity build project in India

Charles Church, a land manager with Mactaggart & Mickel Homes in Glasgow, is heading to India in September to help build new homes for those in urgent need.

Published 15 May 2018

Working group formed to ensure long-term future for housebuilding skills

The Scottish Government is to work with key stakeholders to ensure the right skills are available for housing and construction developments.

Published 26 April 2018

Dundee City Council signs ‘forward thinking’ agreement with Homes for Scotland

Dundee City Council has signed an agreement with industry body Homes for Scotland (HFS) aimed at ensuring the on-going delivery of the range of homes required to meet the needs of its population.

Published 24 April 2018

Help to Buy given two-year £100m extension

The Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme is to be extended beyond 2019 after the Scottish Government announced a further £100 million investment over two years.

Published 4 April 2018