Thursday 20 February 2014
Story Homes takes a seat on Scotland’s housing policy advisory group
Story Homes’ Chief Executive has been invited to support housing policy in Scotland.
Steve Errington was asked to be a member of the newly formed Housing Policy Advisory Group (HPAG) by Homes for Scotland, the leading body for the Scottish building industry.
The group will hold their first meeting today in Edinburgh (Thursday 20 February). Other members include representatives from Merchant Homes, Persimmon Homes, Barratt Homes, Miller Homes, Places for People, Campbell Dallas, Ryden and Robertson Homes.
Key agenda items will include the growth of the house building industry in Scotland, construction procurement, shared equity, housing legislation and an annual conference.
Steve Errington said of the invitation: “It’s a great pleasure to be invited to join the HPAG as Story Homes have a growing presence in Scotland. To be able to meet peers and competitors and work together to make the industry a stronger and more sustainable workplace is a great thing to be part of.”
Homes for Scotland has 180 member organisations, delivering 95% of new homes built and for sale in Scotland. Their mission is to improve the quality of living in Scotland by providing warm, sustainable homes. Home for Scotland are keen to see the building industry prosper, making significant contributions to the social, environmental and economic wellbeing of the country.
Story Homes currently has one live development in Scotland and one ‘coming soon’. Summerpark in Dumfries is a scheme of up to 1000 homes, open space and community facilities. More than 110 of the properties have already been built and occupied. Pentland Reach in Biggar is due to start in mid 2014. The development will bring 285 new build homes to the town.
For more information about Homes for Scotland, click here.