Aberdeen City Council

Council Tax rates frozen by four more local authorities

Eleven more local authorities in Scotland have set their respective budgets for the upcoming year, four of which have opted for a voluntary freeze in Council Tax.

Published 24 February 2017

Aberdeen study launched to inform plans for hundreds of new city centre homes

Aberdeen City Council has commissioned a major study which will be used to take forward a number of City Centre Masterplan projects aimed at delivering new homes.

Published 21 February 2017

Aberdeen tower residents vote for building improvements

Residents of three Aberdeen multi-storeys have voted on how £100,000 will be invested in their buildings and surrounding areas.

Published 9 February 2017

Judge rejects homeless human trafficking victim’s claim for housing

A human trafficking victim whose application for accommodation as a homeless person was rejected by a Scottish local authority has had a legal challenge against the decision dismissed.

Published 26 January 2017

Aberdeen district heating network project moves to next stage

A £9.5 million District Heating Network which would provide lower-cost heating for residents in Aberdeen took a step forward at a council committee yesterday.

Published 25 January 2017

Aberdeen tops Scottish Public Services Ombudsman housing complaints list

The proportion of complaints to the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) about council housing is twice as high in Aberdeen as in the rest of Scotland.

Published 29 November 2016

Signing ceremony completes £250m Aberdeen City Region Deal

The £250 million Aberdeen City Region Deal agreement was officially signed yesterday, paving the way for investment in housing and better connectivity across the region.

Published 22 November 2016

Aberdeen City Council appoints new head of communities and housing

Aberdeen City Council has announced that Derek McGowan has been appointed as the new head of communities and housing at the local authority.

Published 21 November 2016

Aberdeen City Council launches feasibility study on 2,000 new houses

Aberdeen City Council has agreed to take forward a feasibility study to build 2,000 new council houses in the city by 2022.

Published 2 November 2016

Number of empty Aberdeen council homes halved

The number of empty council properties in Aberdeen has been halved in the past year.

Published 2 November 2016

Aberdeen looks to raise £1bn capital funding through private bonds

Aberdeen City Council could become the first local authority to raise funds on the capital markets as it embarks on a number of major housebuilding and construction projects.

Published 26 October 2016

Aberdeenshire Council appoints new head of housing

Aberdeenshire Council has appointed Aberdeen City Council’s communities and housing citywide manager Rob Simpson as its new head of housing.

Published 20 October 2016

Section 75 agreement paves way for over 100 new Aberdeen homes

Plans to create more than 100 homes in Aberdeen moved forward this week after a section 75 agreement was signed between developers CALA Homes and Aberdeen City Council, the Evening Express has reported.

Published 13 October 2016

Moody’s issues credit rating to first Scottish council

Aberdeen City Council has become the first local authority in Scotland to be assigned a credit rating as it prepares to invest in major housebuilding and construction projects.

Published 10 October 2016

Council accused of failing to insist on affordable housing contributions

Aberdeen City Council could have missed out on more than 1,200 affordable homes by not applying developer contributions to student flat builders, it has been claimed.

Published 29 September 2016