Aberdeenshire Council

Aberdeenshire to consult on housing allocation policy review

Aberdeenshire Council is to update its housing allocation policy to take account of changes introduced by the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 and a move towards reducing timescales for rehousing tenants.

Published 30 July 2019

Councillors approve Castlehill Housing Association development plans in principle

Castlehill Housing Association has progressed plans for 220 homes at Chapelwell.

Published 25 July 2019

Rapid Rehousing funding increased by £9m

An additional £9 million of funding will be provided to local authorities to prevent homelessness and help people into more permanent accommodation.

Published 18 July 2019

Work begins on affordable Sanctuary homes in Portsoy

Housing provider Sanctuary Homes is on site in Portsoy to build 44 much-needed new affordable properties.

Published 5 July 2019

Aberdeenshire Council takes ownership of new homes for rent

Inverurie, Oldmeldrum and Peterhead are the latest communities to benefit from Aberdeenshire Council’s new-build housing strategy, with 63 new homes reaching completion between the three developments.

Published 18 June 2019

New strategy launched by North East tenants and landlords

A collective of tenants, residents, registered social landlords and local authorities in the North East celebrated the launch of a strategy and action plan over lunch with social housing tenants, residents, staff and partners.

Published 17 June 2019

Number of fires in Aberdeenshire homes fall for fifth successive year

The number of fires taking hold in Aberdeenshire homes has fallen for the fifth year in a row, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has revealed.

Published 11 June 2019

Archaeology investigation under way at Angus housing and business development site

Early works for a housing and business development at an Angus farm have enabled a team of archaeologists to investigate the area for any buried historical evidence.

Published 6 June 2019

Plan outlines potential for more than 2,000 new Aberdeenshire homes over next five years

Aberdeenshire Council’s plans to invest more than £150 million in the delivery of affordable housing over the next five years have been published following positive feedback from the Scottish Government.

Published 21 May 2019

Revised Ballater school affordable housing plans given green light

Grampian Housing Association’s plans to convert a disused Victorian school site in Royal Deeside into 24 affordable homes have been approved by councillors.

Published 13 May 2019

Barratt gains 121-home Newtonhill development approval on appeal

The Scottish Government has paved the way for the development of 121 homes in a coastal Aberdeenshire village.

Published 29 April 2019

Trump housing application decision subject to further delay

A decision on plans by the Trump Organisation to build hundreds of new homes in Aberdeenshire has once again been delayed by the local authority.

Published 18 April 2019

Planners recommended Trump homes for approval despite ‘significant’ legislation breaches

Proposals for more than 500 homes at Donald Trump’s north-east golf course have been recommended for approval despite planners claiming it “significantly breaches” legislation.

Published 21 March 2019

Aberdeenshire housing budget to provide more homes and support for vulnerable people

Aberdeenshire Council’s housing service aims to increase the supply of affordable housing as part of a new plan that includes continued improvements to existing properties and support for vulnerable people.

Published 28 February 2019

Hillcrest HA to make Aberdeenshire debut with 91 new affordable homes

Hillcrest Housing Association is set to create 91 new affordable homes in Stonehaven, bolstering Grampian's stretched housing provision.

Published 21 February 2019