Homes for Scotland



Budget broadly welcomed by housing sector but fuel poverty funding ‘falls short’

The Scottish Government has reaffirmed its target to build 50,000 affordable homes and pledged more funding to offset the ‘bedroom tax’ though campaigners have criticised the Draft Budget for failing to provide the ambition required to crack the problem of Scotland’s inefficient homes.

Published 16 December 2016

Planning statistics prove system ‘is still slowing housing delivery’

Trade body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has said that the latest statistics on Scotland’s planning decision times further substantiates its claims that builders are finding it harder than ever to make a start on new sites and get much needed homes out of the ground.

Published 15 December 2016

New build housing completions up but ‘stable levels of investment still required’

Almost 16,000 new homes were built in the 12 months leading up to June 2016, an increase of four per cent on the same period the previous year, according to new figures.

Published 14 December 2016

Homes for Scotland launches 2017 awards scheme

Industry body Homes for Scotland (HFS) is inviting entries from across a variety of categories for its 2017 awards scheme.

Published 13 December 2016

Builders welcome lending figures with note of caution

Homes for Scotland has welcomed new figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) showing more loans advanced to first-time buyers in Scotland during the third quarter of 2016 than any other since 2007.

Published 24 November 2016

Autumn Statement: £800m boost to Scottish Government’s capital budgets

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced an £800 million increase in capital spending for Scotland over the next five years.

Published 24 November 2016

Homes for Scotland appoints new director of planning

Homes for Scotland (HFS) has promoted Tammy Adams to the position of director of planning, responsible for developing and promoting the organisation’s position on local, strategic and national planning policy and practice, and on the infrastructure and utilities needed to support development.

Published 17 November 2016

Redfern Review echoes Homes for Scotland’s call for joined-up approach to housing

Scotland’s home builders have responded to a review by one of the UK's biggest housebuilders into the decline of home ownership in England.

Published 17 November 2016

Homes for Scotland supports Habitat for Humanity

Scotland’s home building industry is digging deep this month to support the vital work undertaken by Habitat for Humanity, a leading shelter charity providing the poorest and most vulnerable around the world with a decent place to call home.

Published 16 November 2016

Homes for Scotland chief executive visits Cruden’s Glasgow developments

Homes for Scotland chief executive Nicola Barclay and members of her team visited Cruden Homes West’s latest developments in Glasgow last week to see first-hand how the firm is creating sustainable new mixed tenure communities across the city.

Published 11 November 2016

Shepherd and Wedderburn named Homes for Scotland Conference headline sponsor

The real estate and infrastructure practice of Shepherd and Wedderburn has agreed with Homes for Scotland to sponsor its annual conference.

Published 27 October 2016

Scottish Cities Alliance launches new PRS prospectus at UK property trade show

A partnership which aims to attract investment into Scotland’s seven cities has showcased its new Private Rented Sector Prospectus to UK property developers during the MIPIM UK property trade show in London.

Published 20 October 2016

Planning system ‘failing to deliver’ required number of homes

New quarterly statistics into housing development decision times show Scotland’s planning system is failing to deliver the homes Scots desperately need, according to Homes for Scotland.

Published 6 October 2016

Growing population pressurising GP capacity, not construction of new homes say builders

Scotland’s growing population is pressurising the capacity of GP surgeries and not the construction of much needed new homes, according to builders.

Published 22 September 2016

Housing statistics ‘a stark reminder’ of importance of stable investment

The publication of the latest housing statistics for Scotland has highlighted that only stability in housing investment will increase the supply of affordable homes, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said.

Published 14 September 2016