The Scottish home building sector’s top honours for this year have been revealed, with Barratt and David Wilson Homes awarded Home Builder of the Year and Wheatley Group awarded RSL of the Year by trade body Homes for Scotland (HFS). Announced virtually for the first time, with the programme f
SP Energy Networks is urging construction workers to ‘Plan Ahead, Look Around’ to reduce the number of reported electrical accidents on construction sites. Reports to date this year from the Energy Networks Association (ENA) reveal that there have been 477 safety incidents reported on co
Trade body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has bolstered its executive team with five new appointments. Reflecting the wide-ranging challenges facing its members, the new recruits comprise Liz Hamilton as head of local & regional planning, Richard Lewington as senior planning adviser and
The City of Edinburgh Council's stance against development in the greenbelt risks jeopardising the delivery of homes that the city needs, housebuilders have warned. The City of Edinburgh Council revealed its new City Plan 2030 last week, which will address climate change, affordability, providing mo
Industry body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has called on the Scottish Government to focus on clarity, collaboration and consumers in order to avoid a “perfect storm” of circumstances threatening present and future housing delivery ambitions. The call came after the organisation’s annua
Industry body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has welcomed the Scottish Government's commitment to increased levels of affordable housing whilst warning of deliverability concerns across homes of all tenures in light of material shortages and cost pressures. Plans to deliver 110,000 affordable homes by 203
Industry body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has outlined its intention to work collaboratively with new Green ministers Patrick Harvie and Lorna Slater in support of net zero transition ambitions following their appointments earlier this week. Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie has been named minis
Campion Homes has been shortlisted in the Homes for Scotland Awards 2020/21 for its development on behalf of The Gannochy Trust. Nominated in the Development of the Year - Medium category, this development saw the extension of the current Gannochy Estate with 48 new homes.
Latest annual planning performance statistics for 2020/21 showing a 17-week increase in the average decision time for major housing development to 54 weeks are unacceptable, according to home building body Homes for Scotland (HFS). The figure represents more than a 40% rise on the previous year and
The Scottish Government has been urged to reopen its First Home Fund after new figures highlighted the continuing demand for support for those looking to buy a new home but struggling with deposits. The Help to Buy (Scotland) Monitoring Information Report 2020-2021 has highlighted that the Help
Homes for Scotland (HFS) has welcomed a new Scottish Government report on the value, incidence and impact of developer contributions, which it says demonstrates the important linkages across housing tenures. The report highlights that:
Habitat for Humanity Great Britain has today announced the appointment of Homes for Scotland (HFS) chief executive Nicola Barclay as chair of its board of trustees Ms Barclay will succeed Ian Whitehead who served as chairman since 1991 at the charity which focuses on lo
A consortium of researchers is undertaking a project that could pave the way for the mainstream adoption of using digital technologies to remotely inspect construction sites – a move that could underpin a quicker and more efficient sector in Scotland.
Homes for Scotland (HFS) has announced three new appointments to its board following its Annual General Meeting last week. Regional managing director for Keepmoat Homes Beth McNeil and managing director for Bellway Homes West Scotland Fraser Conn join HFS director of policy Fionna Kell as company di