Homes for Scotland

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

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