Barclay rejoins Homes for Scotland in top planning role

Written by: Colin Marrs
Published on: 6 May 2015

Nicola Barlay, Homes for Scotland

Homes for Scotland (HfS) has appointed Nicola Barclay as its director for planning.

Barclay joins the body, which represents housebuilders north of the border, from Macfarlane Homes, where she served as land director.

Her new job will give her responsibility for helping members use the planning system to develop new homes, and work with government on policy solutions to delivery issues.

She said: “I want to ensure that the home building industry is at the forefront of helping to get much needed new homes delivered on the ground and to see the planning system facilitate this goal.

“This is absolutely vital given the housing crisis that continues to engulf Scotland, whether housing for social/private rent or sale. This is having a severe impact, particularly on the lives of our young people and growing families".

Barclay previously worked at HfS between 2010 and 2012 as principal planning advisor, before moving to a role at the Scottish Futures Trust, developing strategies to assist the public sector dispose of surplus property assets.

Barclay studied planning and real estate development at Heriot Watt University.

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