Looking back over the decades
North British Housing Association was founded in 1965. North British Housing Association which
was then registered and started trading in May 1970. The North British Housing Association was then
registered with the Housing Corporation on 14th October 1975.
A subsidiary of North British Housing Association was set up in 1971 with charitable status and looked
after the care and support element of our housing services. It was later registered with the Housing
Corporation as a Registered Social Landlord in its own right on 10th September 1990 and was named New
Leaf - Supporting Independence. New Leaf is an Industrial and Provident Society and has charitable
North British Landscapes Ltd – Originally founded in April 1978 as The North British Housing
Association Landscape Department. In September 1987 the name changed to North British Landscapes Ltd.
It is a subsidiary of NBH and it provides landscape, contracting and maintenance services primarily for
NBH and some external work organisations.
The group continued to work on its strengths and was in talks with various other associations
on how it could re-group to become more unified
The Places for People Group was formed on the 20th May 1999. (Initially known as North British Housing
Group Ltd) it changed names to the Places for People Group Ltd on the 1st June 2000.
Bristol Churches Housing Association Ltd, one of the South West’s best know providers of
affordable rented homes, joined the Places for People Group in October 1999.