The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has updated its engagement plan with Grampian Housing Association after an independent internal audit into a development highlighted an area of material non-compliance relating to a procurement decision.
Moray Council’s planning and regulatory services committee has approved planning applications for 48 homes in Hopeman and 25 affordable homes in Lhanbryde, with a further eight specialist supported housing units. The site to the west of Hopeman will include affordable housing and indications h
The launch of new neighbourhood officer roles and use of customer experience feedback were among the initiatives announced at Grampian Housing Association’s recent annual general meeting. They form part of the Association’s journey of change to ensure services to tenants continue to be c
Grampian Housing Association has announced that it is mourning the loss of its loved and popular colleague, Trish Kemsley (nee Fraser), who has sadly lost her fight with cancer after a battle bravely borne. Trish worked as a housing officer with Grampian for 20 years and her impact on all who came i
More than 85% of Grampian Housing Association’s annual procurement spend in 2020/21 went to local suppliers and contractors in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, its new annual procurement report has highlighted. Of the remaining spend, the most significant amounts were for nation
Seven landlords across Scotland have come together with housing software solutions provider Housing Online Ltd to develop a new digital lettings service called These Homes. These Homes is a bespoke system designed to easily capture the needs and aspirations of all applicants who only have to registe
Owners of a Scottish consultancy firm are urging employers to nurture the next generation of planners to avoid a crisis in the profession. Directors of Aurora Planning Ltd in Aberdeen, Maggie Bochel and Pippa Robertson, insist action must be taken now to prevent a skills shortage in the sector.
Planning consent for an affordable housing and care village development with up to 200 properties at Bilbohall has been granted by Moray Council. The approval signals a key milestone in the Bilbohall Masterplan, which was revised in 2018 and was identified in the Moray Local Development Plan as havi
Tenants of Grampian Housing Association will have their rents frozen for the next year following the decision of the Association’s board not to apply a rent increase on the 1 April 2021. The freeze will also apply to service charges and owners’ management fees. Tenants and othe
In response to Grampian Housing Association’s concern about colleague wellbeing and resilience in the face of the enduring global pandemic, new wellbeing days are being offered to staff through its “Feeling GREAT” initiative. Wellbeing days are part of a range of measures the Assoc
The results of a survey undertaken by Grampian Housing Association show the huge and long-lasting effects COVID-19 has had on many of its tenants and their families. Responses from 43% or 1,136 of tenants provide headline survey results which demonstrate this significant impact on households particu