The winners of this year’s Homes for Scotland (HFS) awards were announced last week with a special focus on social, sustainable and environmental values. The event, which was attended by 1,000 senior representatives from across the home building sector and hosted by political satirist and impr
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The representative body for the Scottish home building sector is calling for a rethink across government and wider society on how to address the spiralling housing crisis. Launching its new five-year strategy ‘Home building as a force for good’ today and in the context of a 110,000 homes
Ahead of Homes for Scotland's Annual Lunch 2023 this week, chief executive Jane Wood discusses the need to build more homes. Everyone should have a place to call home and as I mark my first year as chief executive at Homes for Scotland, I have been pondering what ‘home’ means.
Following the appointment of a new minister for housing, we assembled a panel of former guests for a snap reaction. David Bookbinder, the director of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations and Jane Wood, the Homes for Scotland chief executive, join Kieran Findlay and Jimmy Bl
Housing has a minister all to itself for the first time in a while. Paul McLennan MSP has been appointed and on the face of things, he’s well qualified for the job. He served 15 years in local government; he sits on the Local Government and Housing Committee; and he’s a member of 24 cro
The publication of yesterday's Quarterly Housing Statistics has raised concerns that the number of affordable housing approvals has fallen to the lowest level for eight years.
A strategic board to lead progress towards the delivery of Scotland’s 20-year housing plan will meet for the first time today.
Home building body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has announced the shortlist for its 2023 awards programme, this year focused on the theme of People | Place | Planet. With environmental, sustainable and social values remaining high across agendas, those companies making the judges’ first cut are:
Sector body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has announced the promotion of planning team members Liz Hamilton and Richard Lewington. Liz Hamilton becomes director of planning and Richard Principal is the body's new planning adviser.
Housebuilders have highlighted a "worrying" drop in the number of new homes being started in Scotland as the accumulated shortfall of homes of all tenures built since 2007 has grown to over 110,000.
An agreed definition of a Scottish equivalent of the Passivhaus standard which will become the minimum for all new housing in the country is to be the subject of consultation between the Scottish Government and the building industry, Patrick Harvie has confirmed. Last month, the
With a variety of social issues highlighted by adverts over the festive period, Homes for Scotland chief executive Jane Wood considers why now, more than ever, we should reflect on the role housing has in our society. Supporting everyone’s right to an adequate standard of living and enshrined
Homes for Scotland's Liz Hamilton looks ahead to the National Planning Framework 4 and outlines what it means for the Scottish economy. Scotland needs more homes. With a shortfall now approaching 100,000 houses since 2007, this is beyond doubt and we require a robust and ambitious plan to put this r
Scotland’s revised national planning framework (NPF4), currently undergoing a six-week parliamentary scrutiny period, still fails to adequately recognise the country’s housing crisis and will likely lead to a reduction in the number of homes delivered without significant intervention, Ho
The Scottish Government has spent almost £18 million overturning hundreds of planning decisions by local authorities since 2017, according to new figures.