Homes For Scotland

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The number of new homes being built in Scotland has yet to return to pre-Covid levels, official figures have shown. Quarterly housing statistics published by the Scottish Government revealed there were 20,767 all-sector new build homes completed in Scotland in the year to end March 2022,

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Jimmy Black ponders rent freezes, inflation, land reform, housebuilding, planning and community buy-outs, all in one blog ... and notes a sterling lobbying effort from Homes for Scotland on National Planning Framework 4. Much has happened since Scottish Housing News published the recent podcast with

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Ahead of Homes for Scotland's Annual Conference 2022, Jimmy Black and Kieran Findlay speak to the organisation's new CEO Jane Wood who is just three months into her new post. We discuss developer contributions and the recent Homes for Scotland research on the extent of affordable housing contributio

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Following her first three months as Homes for Scotland CEO, Jane Wood is astounded that there is so much that people don’t know or value about home building. Transitioning into a new sector is always challenging, not only in terms of needing to learn at pace to support your leadership thinking

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The latest planning appeals figures released by the Scottish Government show that the correct decisions are not being made at a local level, according to Homes for Scotland. The Planning and Environmental Appeals Division’s annual report shows that 164 local authority planning decisions out of

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