A new affordable housing development in Fraserburgh is to be named after one of the town’s most famous sons, iconic fashion designer Bill Gibb. At a meeting of Aberdeenshire Council's Banff and Buchan Area Committee earlier this month, councillors unanimously agreed to name the flats on the co
Council tax in Aberdeenshire will rise by 4% in the coming year, as Aberdeenshire Council agreed its full 2023/24 budget last week. Papers with saving proposals were posted online last week by the council, which outlined a range of financial savings across all services to bring spending in lin
Aberdeenshire Council has approved plans to build three new homes near Gartly School despite contamination fears.
Members of Aberdeenshire Council's Formartine Area Committee have approved plans to begin work on 24 new council homes at Blackdog. Councillors met last week to discuss and approve the development which forms part of a supplementary procurement plan within the Strabathie Village development.
Aberdeenshire Council has agreed a 4% rise in Council Tax for the coming year amid ever-increasing pressures to balance its budgets. It means that a Band D property (considered to be the ‘average’) will be set at £1,393.42 for the year. In context, that means it would go up by &pou
While the Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan may only have been adopted earlier this month, Aberdeenshire Council’s Planning and Economy Service is already focusing on the production of the next plan.
Aberdeenshire Council’s Communities Committee is to recommend that the authority limits council rent increases to 2.5% from April this year. The recommendation follows detailed considerations on Friday (Jan 27) by the committee, which discussed options developed with the housing service aimed
The North East Local Flood Risk Management Plan which addresses potentially vulnerable areas in Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen City, and Moray Council areas as well as the Cairngorms National Park area for the next six years has been published.
Following final scrutiny by Scottish Ministers, and in line with a decision taken by Aberdeenshire Council on September 21 last year, the Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan 2023 has now been adopted.
The new year marked a fresh start for an Aberdeenshire family who recently got the keys to one of Osprey Housing Group’s new-build flats in Portlethen, just south of Aberdeen. Alistair and Barbara Walker, together with grown-up son Ross, moved into the two-bedroom apartment within Stewart Miln
A scheme to bring property hunters and owners of empty properties together is now available online. Aberdeenshire Council’s free Empty Property Matchmaker Scheme allows buyers to view a range of properties listed by owners of empty homes.
Aberdeenshire Council has agreed a new council plan for the region, running from now until 2027. The set of strategic priorities gives direction that all services can work towards. It sets out the strategic approach to supporting Aberdeenshire communities and businesses to thrive, working with its p
Aberdeenshire Council has agreed to adopt the Proposed Local Development Plan 2020 as modified. The Examination into the Local Development Plan concluded in June this year with a set of conclusions and recommendations from the Scottish Government Reporter which are normally binding, except in limite
Aberdeenshire Council is seeking the views of residents, visitors and other interested stakeholders on its draft short-term lets policy statement and proposed additional conditions for a licence. Local authorities in Scotland are legally obliged to introduce a licensing scheme for properties operati
Councillors are set to finalise a new local development plan (LDP) for Aberdeenshire which could see hundreds of new homes built to meet increased demand across the region. The local authority has identified new housing opportunities at locations including Banchory, Inverurie, Newburgh, Fy