Highland Council

Highland Council calls on UK Government to help reduce fuel poverty

The Highland Council is calling on the UK Government to help resolve the inequity of fuel poverty experienced in the Highlands of Scotland where people pay more for fuel and energy than other regions in the UK.

Published 18 September 2020

£789,000 investment approved for council housing in Nairnshire

Members of the Highland Council’s Nairnshire area committee have agreed a proposed £789,000 investment in council housing for 2021-22.

Published 17 September 2020

Highland Council appoints interim executive chief officer for health and social care

The Highland Council has appointed Fiona Malcolm as interim executive chief officer for health and social care.

Published 15 September 2020

Caledonia Housing Association commits £75m to build 500 new homes

Caledonia Housing Association has confirmed a £40 million spend on seven current housing projects in Scotland with a further £35m earmarked for nine future developments, including a continued expansion in the Highlands.

Published 10 September 2020

Highland Council confirms house building targets will be met despite COVID-19

House building targets set out by Highland Council prior to lockdown will still be met despite delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, council officers have confirmed.

Published 10 September 2020

Highland Council launches mutual exchange policy consultation

Housing partners throughout the Highlands are asking tenants to have their say on proposed changes to the mutual exchange policy.

Published 8 September 2020

£12.5m retail and residential project planned for Inverness city centre

A planned £12.5 million retail and residential development on the site of the former Arnotts department store in Inverness city centre is moving closer to fruition.

Published 4 September 2020

Highland Council agrees new 30-year planning vision

Highland Council has agreed a new thirty-year vision for the future of the region to promote through the Scottish Government’s new National Planning Framework.

Published 4 September 2020

New flats and Citizens Advice Bureau planned for Nairn

Highland Council is seeking to build 12 new flats and a Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) office in Nairn. 

Published 28 August 2020

Highland Council approves framework for developing closer community connections

The Highland Council's communities and place committee has approved an engagement framework to hear from communities and individuals about the impacts and learning from COVID-19.

Published 21 August 2020

Over £15m of capital investment to improve Highland housing stock

The Highland Council has agreed a one-year capital investment plan of £15.667 million to be spent improving its existing housing stock.

Published 14 August 2020

Highland Council progresses Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan

Members of The Highland Council’s housing and property committee have had the chance to discuss the progress made to implement a Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan aimed at tackling homelessness.

Published 14 August 2020

CHAP Group secures raft of new social housing contracts

CHAP Group has been appointed to carry out several major projects after securing contracts worth in excess of £11.5 million.

Published 14 August 2020

Work to start on largest affordable housing development in Highlands since 1980s

Construction works on the largest affordable housing development in the Highlands since the 1980s is due to begin in Fort William.

Published 29 July 2020