The Highland Council has started the consultation on draft planning policies to support the Badenoch and Strathspey short-term let control area proposal. The proposed policies have been developed to control short-term secondary letting across Ward 20 to help tackle the rural housing crisis and suppo
A report to the Highland Council’s meeting yesterday has set out the local authority's workforce planning and preparation measures to address financial pressures in-year and a forecast budget gap for the year ahead. The Highland Council continues to project a £40.9 million budget gap for
Highland Council and SSE Renewables are joining forces to help Highland households facing extreme fuel poverty make energy saving adaptations to their homes. The cost of living crisis is having a devastating impact on households across Highland. Scottish Government figures indicate 33% of households
People on low income can apply for a one-off payment of £150 from the Highland Council’s City of Inverness Area Committee 2022/23 winter payments scheme to help them with their winter fuel bills. Residents of the seven Inverness Wards are encouraged to apply for the one-off £150 wi
Highland Council chief executive Donna Manson has accepted the post of chief executive for Devon County Council. She will be leaving the Highland Council in February.
Last week marked the handover of keys to the Highland Council and Nairn Citizens Advice Bureau of twelve 1 and 2-bed flats for council rent and a CAB office/IT suite below the flats in Nairn centre.
A significant milestone at the flagship Blar Mor development in Fort William has been achieved as residents move into their new homes.
The Highland Council's Housing and Property Committee has commended the hybrid tenant participation and engagement model currently being delivered across Highland. Housing and Property Committee chair, Councillor Glynis Sinclair, said: “The report before Members today demonstrates the on
Sutherland Area Committee Members have agreed to repurpose two of their previously allocated funding awards towards providing cost of living support to local residents. Complementing the Highland Council's Cost of Living Support Fund, this will help in supporting local initiatives to keep people war
Members of the Highland Council’s City of Inverness Area Committee have agreed to increase the Winter Discretionary Payments Scheme for eligible people in the Inverness area for 2022/23. Available funds within the Inverness Common Good Fund have been used to help people most at need to heat th
The Highland Council, working in partnership with Inverness City Heritage Trust, has created a free to download guide to help promote essential, regular inspection and maintenance of all traditional buildings. Throughout the Highlands there are many examples of commercial, retail, business, public a
The latest impacts on the Highland Council's Capital Programme are to be considered by councillors this week with a number of reports setting out the context of the ongoing financial crisis across the UK. A range of factors, including the pandemic, Brexit, the war in Ukraine, and related impact
The Highland Council is inviting applications for “Cost of Living Community Support Initiative Funding” to support local people in the coming winter months. At a meeting of The Highland Council on 22 September 2022, Councillors approved the creation of a Highland-wide grant fund of up to
The community-led development of 15 affordable homes, flats and self-build plots was granted full planning permission at the end of September. The project above Kirkton Gardens was initiated by Lochcarron Community Development Company (LCDC) based on strong local need, and is being taken forward by
The ‘Have Your Say Highland’ community engagement survey concluded on the 9th of September in time for the launch of a £5 million pound Community Regeneration Funding programme being administered by the Highland Council. A total of 1,669 people across Highland completed the council