Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar

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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Argyll & Bute Council, South of Scotland Community Housing, and a Falkirk Council officer were the winners at the 11th Scottish Empty Homes Awards, sponsored by Auction House Scotland. The awards, announced at the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership’s annual confere

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The Affordable Housing Programme at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has made further progress throughout the islands over the spring and summer, completing well over 500 homes, the local authority has revealed. This financial year, 170 are currently on the ground and at various stages of completion.

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Western Isles Council (Comhairle nan Eilean Siar) met yesterday to consider its 2021.22 budget. Recommendations before the Policy and Resources Committee include retaining Council Tax for the Western Isles at the 2020/21 level of £1,193.49 at Band D, the lowest in Scotland.

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Having set out to deliver 245 new homes within ten years when it formed in 2006, Hebridean Housing Partnership (HHP) has now announced the completion of its 500th new home. Calmax Construction Ltd has completed work on three new homes at Winfield Close and Torlum, Isle of Benbecula. B

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As part of the process to begin work on the next Local Development Plan (LDP) and the next Local Housing Strategy (LHS), the planning service at Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar has been in touch with land owners with a view to preparing a Housing Land Audit to ensure there is a sufficient land s

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A report has been launched into a project in which four local authorities and seven housing associations, funded by the North and Islands Homelessness and Housing Options Hub and managed by Scotland’s Housing Network, explored enhanced practices in relation to section 11 notices.

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A major housing seminar looking at innovative ways of increasing housing opportunities in Uist and Barra took place earlier this month in the Dark Island Hotel. The community-led housing seminar was organised by the Uist and Barra Housing Group and had the main theme of ‘Innovation and Ne

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A local community benefit society which delivers the Home Energy Efficiency Programme: Area Based Scheme (HEEPS:ABS) to the Outer Hebrides is celebrating a national award. (from left) Top - Norman Kerr, OBE director of Energy Action Scotland and Stewart Wilson, TIG CEO. Bottom - Donald Mackinnon, TI

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