Homes for Scotland

Home builders bemoan ‘distinct lack of detail’ in planning review proposals

Proposed changes to Scotland’s planning system will be a missed opportunity to make the strategic and radical changes to the delivery model that are required to increase the number of homes across the country, according to Homes for Scotland (HFS).

Published 16 August 2017

New statistics bust myth of ‘rabbit hutch’ modern homes

New energy performance data gathered from buildings in England and Wales has busted the myth perpetuated by critics of modern new homes that they are “rabbit hutches”, according to trade body Homes for Scotland.

Published 4 August 2017

Sector responds to latest housing statistics

A rise in housing completions and approvals for housing associations in Scotland has been largely welcomed by the sector though calls have been made for the delivery of new homes to be improved even further.

Published 14 June 2017

Trade body calls for housebuilding programme to stimulate ‘stagnating Scottish economy’

Building much needed new homes could fill the economic void left by large, soon to be completed infrastructure projects such as the Queensferry Crossing, according to Homes for Scotland.

Published 7 June 2017

Fall in home mover lending prompts builder concern

An annual fall in home mover lending figures highlights the negative impact the Land & Buildings Transaction Tax is having on potential home buyers, according to industry body Homes for Scotland.

Published 25 May 2017

Barratt Homes crowned Home Builder of the Year

Barratt Homes has been crowned Homes for Scotland’s Home Builder of the Year at the trade body’s largest ever ceremony, which was held in Edinburgh last week in front of an 1100-strong crowd of senior industry leaders and guests.

Published 15 May 2017

Broxburn school revamp named Affordable Housing Development of the Year

The redevelopment of the former Broxburn Primary School in West Lothian has been named Affordable Housing Development of the Year at the 2017 Homes for Scotland Awards.

Published 15 May 2017

Scotland has ‘mountain to climb’ to meet housing demand

The challenges facing those delivering the new homes that Scotland desperately needs are getting ever steeper, according to a leading industry figure.

Published 15 May 2017

Homes for Scotland chair Jim Mather steps down

Trade body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has announced that current chair Jim Mather is stepping down from the organisation with effect from its Annual General Meeting on May 12.

Published 3 May 2017

Homes for Scotland ‘extremely disappointed’ with planning reform proposals

Homes for Scotland has said it is “extremely disappointed” with the Scottish Government’s proposals for changes in planning policy which it argues will only “exacerbate Scotland’s chronic housing shortfall”.

Published 7 April 2017

Help to Buy scheme higher price cap retained for 2018/19

New changes to the maximum value of a property eligible for Help to Buy Scotland will help more families onto the housing ladder, housing minister Kevin Stewart has said.

Published 31 March 2017

2017 Scottish Housing Day aims to help public make informed housing choices

This year’s official Scottish Housing Day will take place on Thursday September 21, it has been announced.

Published 28 March 2017

Affordable housing developments recognised by Homes for Scotland

Development projects by Loretto Housing Association, West Lothian Council, Link Group and Places for People have been shortlisted for a home building industry award by Homes for Scotland.

Published 24 March 2017

Quarterly housing statistics stir debate on focus of tenure for housing delivery

Housebuilders have called for the Scottish Government to adopt an all tenure approach to housing delivery after new figures revealed a fall in the number of new homes getting underway.

Published 15 March 2017

Home builders oppose fee rise for ‘disastrously slow’ planning system

Home building industry body Homes for Scotland has opposed proposals by the Scottish Government to increase the maximum fee level for planning applications.

Published 2 March 2017