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New Homes for Scotland Boss Sets Out Plan of Action for Tackling Housing Crisis

New Homes for Scotland Boss Sets Out Plan of Action for Tackling Housing Crisis

Nicola Barclay took over from Philip Hogg earlier this week as chief executive of Homes for Scotland, the home building industry body. In doing so she has also set out her plan of action for tackling the country’s housing crisis. 

‘Having a planning system which facilitates development and helps our members step up the production of much needed homes’… together with a ‘focus on the delivery of and funding mechanisms for supporting infrastructure such as transport links, school capacity and fibre optic broadband’ and a call ‘for a return to pre-recession levels of construction of around 25,000 new homes per annum’ are among the challenging targets she has set. 

The need for planning reforms and alternative funding mechanisms for the future success of the property & infrastructure sector were among the topics recently debated in a round table discussion published in the Scotsman’s Vision Scotland title.  Nicola Barclay joined me, Chris Stewart, award winning property developer and chair of the Scottish Property Federation and CEO of Chris Stewart Group and Margaret Bochel, former head of Planning and Sustainable Development Aberdeen City Council and now planning director with Burness Paull in the debate. 

We are proud supporters of Homes for Scotland – and the home building industry across Scotland - and wish Nicola well in her new role and tackling head on the challenges she has clearly identified.

Scott Peterkin
Partner

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