Homes For Scotland

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Cala Homes was named the Large Home Builder of the Year for a second year running as Homes for Scotland (HFS) announced its annual award winners last week. More than 900 senior representatives from across the home building sector attended the event in Edinburgh on Friday 17 May, which

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The Scottish Government has been urged to "back words with action" and reverse the "hammer-blow" £196 million affordable housebuilding cut after it declared that Scotland was in the midst of a housing emergency. Cabinet secretary for social justice Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP revealed yesterda

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Sector body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has announced the shortlist for its 2024 awards programme, this year focused on how its members are meeting the housing needs of everyone living (or who wishes to live) in Scotland. With the awards seeking to showcase the many examples of best practice and innova

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Sector body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has strengthened its executive team with two new key appointments. Kevin Murphy has joined as head of planning, while David Raine is taking on the wide-ranging role of policy manager.

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Chancellor Jeremy Hunt MP yesterday outlined the UK Government's plans to tackle climate change and support its 2030 net-zero targets with a commitment of more than £1 billion to renewable technologies in the next auction round for Allocation Round 6 (AR6) of its Contracts for Difference

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The passing of the Scottish Budget 2024/25 at Holyrood yesterday will perpetuate housing inequality across the country and limit the number of new homes coming forward across all tenures, sector body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has warned. The Budget includes more than £1.3 billion for the W

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An open letter published today is urging the First Minister to think again about the cuts being proposed to the 2024-25 budgets for housing and planning. The call comes the day before the Scottish Parliament votes on the draft Scottish Budget for the year ahead and follows the findings of independen

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Homes for Scotland (HFS) has called for critical government action after new planning statistics revealed that the average processing times for major housing developments are now taking over a year. Described as “woeful” and “unacceptable” by the sector body, the figures

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Homes for Scotland (HFS), the sector body representing the country’s home builders, has responded to the call for ideas on planning system ambitions requested by the new planning improvement champion Craig McLaren. With the planning system having a major impact on the delivery of much needed n

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Home building sector representative body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has announced the appointment of Kevin Murphy as its new head of planning. With a career spanning more than 20 years, Mr Murphy joins from Persimmon Homes where he was planning manager, leading on planning applications, undertaking pr

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