England: Watchdog investigates four housebuilders over leasehold selling

Four of the UK's biggest housing developers are being investigated by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) over concerns they may have broken consumer protection law in relation to leasehold homes.

Published 4 September 2020

Dunedin Canmore completes 174 new homes in Edinburgh

Dunedin Canmore has delivered a major boost to affordable housing across Edinburgh after completing 174 new homes in four communities across the capital.

Published 26 August 2020

Housing developers successfully challenge chapter of local development plan

Five housing developers have succeeded in challenging a chapter of the Inverclyde Local Development Plan concerning housing land supply on the ground of inappropriate methodology. 

Published 4 August 2020

Kinross development plans rejected over Loch Leven sewage concerns

Perth & Kinross Council has rejected an application to expand a housing development in Kinross amid concerns that sewage water would spill into Loch Leven.

Published 3 July 2020

800-home development near Bannockburn conditionally approved

Stirling Council has given conditional approval to plans to build around 800 new homes near Bannockburn.

Published 29 June 2020

Persimmon plans phased return south of the border from Monday

Housebuilder Persimmon has followed Taylor Wimpey in announcing plans to start reopening sites but like its rival, this will not be applicable to Scotland just yet.

Published 24 April 2020

Persimmon buys Dundee school site with plans for 62 homes

Persimmon Homes North Scotland has successfully secured the land for a £9.3 million new development in at the 4.79-acre Kingspark School site in Dundee.

Published 18 March 2020

Green light for 48 new homes in West Calder

West Lothian Council has approved plans for 48 new homes in West Calder.

Published 11 March 2020

Green light for 160 Persimmon homes in Wormit

Persimmon Homes has been granted permission to build 158 homes in Wormet, Fife.

Published 20 January 2020

£70m housing and industrial park planned for Carnoustie

Plans for a new £70 million housing and industrial park in Carnoustie have moved forward with the submission of an application to Angus Council.

Published 9 January 2020

Blackridge land sale approved by West Lothian Council

West Lothian Council has agreed to sell a 0.72-acre piece of land in Blackridge for £150,000.

Published 6 January 2020

Persimmon review lays bare culture of ‘poor workmanship’ and ‘potentially unsafe’ homes

An independent review into the effectiveness of customer care measures and processes at Persimmon has revealed issues with fire prevention measures and “poor workmanship” on its properties.

Published 18 December 2019

Housing developers snap up council sites in West Dunbartonshire

A number of council-owned sites across West Dunbartonshire are set to be sold in the coming months for a total of almost £10 million.

Published 22 November 2019

Persimmon continues build quality improvements with another £140m spend

Persimmon has highlighted the progress of its drive to improve quality and customer care which has seen extra £140 million spent on work in progress during the first half of this year.

Published 7 November 2019

Persimmon Homes submits plans to build homes at former Dundee whisky bottling plant

New plans have been submitted by Persimmon Homes to build 71 new homes as part of a development on the former Stewart's Cream of Barlet bottling plant on the Kingsway.

Published 19 September 2019