Residents invited to submit views on Highland Local Housing Strategy

Highland Council colour newResidents are being invited to submit their views on the Highland Council’s draft Local Housing Strategy.

The initiative sets out aims for housing in the region over the next five years. Members of the public have until August 18 to submit their views.

Key highlights of the strategy include:

  • Increase the supply of homes in Highland so that we have enough houses in the right places to meet housing needs
  • Support people to live independently for as long as possible in their own homes and communities
  • Prevent and respond to homelessness and make sure people have the right help to let them make decisions on their housing options
  • Improve the condition of housing and minimise fuel poverty to improve the quality, comfort and affordability of homes.
  • Cllr Allan Henderson said: “Housing is one of life’s basic needs. Everyone should have a good quality home that they can afford to live in and heat. Good quality, affordable housing helps people to enjoy better health and achieve their full potential. Good housing also contributes to stronger communities that benefit everyone living in them.

    “We want to know what you think about our strategy and the actions we are proposing. You can find the strategy on our website together with a short survey.”

    To view the strategy, visit here.

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