Plans for ten new affordable homes in the north-east village of Insch have been approved by Aberdeenshire Council. Developer Drumrossie Land Development Co Ltd applied for permission for the homes on land At South Road in Insch last May. The firm is working alongside Castlehill Housing Association o
Aberdeenshire Council met and agreed Council Tax rates and housing rents across the region for the coming year today. By law, members have to set rates before March 11, allowing time for any changes to be applied from 1st April. Today at Full Council the issue of rates was discussed and set.
Aberdeenshire Council’s infrastructure services committee has decided on a number of planning applications involving new homes across the region. The committee approved a delegated grant for the council’s own application for the erection of 12 affordable houses and flats to the south of
Plans to convert Lairhillock Lodge near Stonehaven into two three-bedroom and three four-bedroom homes have been approved by Aberdeenshire Council. The former guest house has been closed for almost a year after it fell victim to the oil downturn in the North East.
Ellon-based JKR Contractors Limited has submitted plans to build 26 new homes on an area of disused land in the north-east village of Fetterangus. The firm hopes to build a mix of three and four-bedroom homes and affordable houses on the site located at Ferguson Street.
More than 30 new properties are being made available for social rent in Stonehaven and Laurencekirk following the completion of two new developments. In Stonehaven, four existing properties that were used as Aberdeenshire Council education offices at Cameron Street have been converted to form eight
Plans to build 40 affordable homes at the site of the old Ellon Academy have been approved by Aberdeenshire Council’s Formartine area committee. The plans were given approval on the proviso road safety concerns be addressed.
Aberdeenshire Council is to move to a choice-based lettings approach next year which it said potential tenants greater choice over the type of property they wish to secure. The new process was agreed as the council’s communities committee approved an updated housing allocations policy earlier
Aberdeenshire Council continues to deliver many services to a good standard but needs to be clearer about what it wants to achieve and increase its focus on deprived neighbourhoods, according to the Accounts Commission. In a report published today, the watchdog said council officers and councillors
The progress being made to deliver Aberdeenshire Council’s five-year local housing strategy has been outlined to councillors. An annual report on the strategy, which began in 2018 and runs until 2023, was considered by the communities committee at its meeting on Thursday last week.
A new approach to the way council properties are prepared for new tenants could significantly reduce the time taken for homes to be re-let in Aberdeenshire. At its meeting last week, Aberdeenshire Council’s communities committee agreed a new ‘lettable standard’ which changes respon