Aberdeenshire Council has announced "ambitious plans" to create more than 2,500 affordable homes by 2022 at a cost of £135 million. The council's draft strategic housing investment plan estimates that around £95 million of the total cost involved in creating 2,516 new properties could be secured t
Rob Simpson Aberdeenshire Council has appointed Aberdeen City Council’s communities and housing citywide manager Rob Simpson as its new head of housing.
A pilot project to improve the energy efficiency of homes and businesses in Aberdeenshire is to move forward following the award of more than £660,000 by the Scottish Government. The project will involve the installation of energy efficiency measures to social and private housing in Huntly, Lumsden
Plans for a 1,000 home expansion of Peterhead have been given the green light by Aberdeenshire Council. A masterplan to create a new village of more than 1,100 properties at South Ugie on the outskirts of the town also includes a raft of new businesses, shops, a health centre and a primary school.
Councillor Willie Young Aberdeen City Council has agreed to add Highland Council as a partner in a major joint venture which could potentially save millions of pounds a year.
An affordable housing development was opened in Banff this week by Aberdeenshire Provost Hamish Vernal as part of the Banff Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARs). The redevelopment of the gap site at Carmelite Street has been key in the wider regeneration of Banff town centre.
An event is being held to detail how small, medium and large local companies can bid for contracts as Aberdeenshire Council prepares an ambitious programme of upgrading 11,000 council homes. The 'Meet the Buyer Event' on Friday 19 August 2016 will take place at Aberdeenshire Council's headquarters l
Aberdeenshire Council has submitted plans for the creation of 12 affordable homes within a conservation area in Huntly town centre. The application proposes the demolition of an existing joiner’s workshop at the site between Deveron and George Street to make way for two blocks fronting a courtyard
Aberdeenshire Council officers have been handed new powers to buy property in a bid to increase the supply of affordable housing and tackle homelessness. Councillors approved a proposal from director of infrastructure services, Stephen Archer, for new powers to fast track the acquisition of homes fr
Aberdeenshire Council is encouraging property owners in Stonehaven to carry out a 'health check' of homes and businesses. Stonehaven Town Centre Improvement Group has distributed a guide to households to help locals check if their properties require maintenance.
Two council housing developments in Aberdeenshire worth more than £8 million are back on track a year after the contractor for the works went into administration, the Aberdeen Evening Express has reported. Aberdeenshire Council said it expects to complete 54 affordable homes in Fraserburgh and Inve
A new regeneration strategy aimed at creating strong and diverse towns and vibrant, growing communities has been approved by Aberdeenshire Council. Previously Aberdeenshire’s Regeneration Strategy focussed the council’s whole regeneration budget of £400,000 on the Fraserburgh area.
Plans for a new £150 million mixed use development that will create a new town centre, with housing, retail, leisure and business facilities at Blackdog have been lodged with Aberdeenshire Council. If successful the development will create 600 new homes, including 150 affordable homes, to accommoda
A total of £60 million is to be invested into housing in Aberdeenshire as councillors agreed its budgets for the year ahead. A budget of almost £700m of funding for local services was agreed at a meeting of full council yesterday, including £533m for revenue and £100m for capital programmes.
David Mundell The north east of Scotland is to benefit from over £500 million of funding to improve its housing and infrastructure.