A consultation that will help shape future development across the Inner Moray Firth area has been published by the Highland Council, with affordable housing listed as one of the main areas of interest. The Inner Moray Firth Local Development Plan Main Issues Report sets out the c
Members of the Highland Council’s Caithness Committee have approved additional funding for a project to bring new life to the site of a former derelict building on Wick High Street. In September last year, the Scottish Government announced extra funding through the Town Centre Fund as part of
Aberdeen City Council and the Highland Council are to join a new collaborative network to support local government innovators across the UK in tackling homelessness.
Construction work to deliver 140 new homes in the Highland village of Evanton is to begin shortly following the appointment of a building contractor. Compass Building has won the contract to build the development at Thomas Maciver Street.
Councillors on the Highland Council’s Lochaber area committee welcomed an update on the council’s housing programme for the area including progress being made on the provision of affordable housing. A report outlined a number of projects which could result in almost 350 new affordable ho
Households in the Highlands who are on low income and experiencing fuel insecurities as a result of COVID-19 can apply for a Fuel Support Fund from the Highland Council. The £270,000 Fuel Support Fund has been set up by the Council using Scottish Government funding which can be used flexibly t
The Highland Council's Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh committee has committed to securing land for housing purposes. During a meeting held last week, committee members had the opportunity to consider the council's draft Strategic Housing Investment Plan and discuss the projects ei
At yesterday's meeting of the Black Isle, Dingwall and Seaforth Committee members had the opportunity to consider the Highland Council's draft Strategic Housing Investment Plan and, following discussions, provide comments for further consideration by the Council’s Economy and Infrastructure Co
Highland councillors have agreed to raise a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) to acquire the Struan House Hotel in Carrbridge to develop the land into much needed affordable housing. The Order, which is to be applied for under Sections 9 and 10 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987, will see the council
The Highland Council has issued several thousand vouchers and payments to parents and carers for Free School Meals provision and COVID Winter Hardship Payments in advance of the Christmas break. As part of a commitment which was announced earlier this year, Highland children who receive Free School
The Highland Council’s housing and property committee has approved the budget position for the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Capital Programme Monitoring Report and agreed to the transfer of £1 million from Revenue to Capital for ongoing fire safety works during this financial year and t
Aberdeenshire-based Bancon Construction has secured a batch of new contracts valued at more than £25 million, including work at housing developments in Dundee, Nairn and Inverness. In Inverness, Bancon’s newest £9m contract is for a housing development at Stratton Farm, on the outs
The Highland Council has started to consult with its tenants about proposals for a rent increase in council-owned homes for 2021 – 2022. Further information on the proposals is available at www.highland.gov.uk/rentconsultation.
Members of the Highland Council’s Nairnshire committee have approved a report that will go out to public consultation in the new year marking the first stage of reviewing the Inner Moray Firth Local Development Plan. This concludes approval sought by all relevant council area committees and th
People on low income can apply for a one-off payment of £86 from the Highland Council’s City of Inverness Area Committee 2020/21 winter payments scheme to help them with their winter fuel bills.