Aberdeenshire Council



New housing allocation process to offer greater choice to Aberdeenshire applicants

Aberdeenshire Council is to move to a choice-based lettings approach next year which it said potential tenants greater choice over the type of property they wish to secure.

Published 19 November 2020

Aberdeenshire Council needs 'increased focus' on deprived neighbourhoods

Aberdeenshire Council continues to deliver many services to a good standard but needs to be clearer about what it wants to achieve and increase its focus on deprived neighbourhoods, according to the Accounts Commission.

Published 22 October 2020

Affordable homes planned for council depot site in Huntly

Aberdeenshire Council has submitted plans to build more than a dozen affordable homes at the site of a former council depot in Huntly. 

Published 9 September 2020

Aberdeenshire Council discusses annual progress of local housing strategy

The progress being made to deliver Aberdeenshire Council’s five-year local housing strategy has been outlined to councillors.

Published 9 September 2020

Aberdeenshire Council agrees new ‘lettable standard’ to reduce void periods

A new approach to the way council properties are prepared for new tenants could significantly reduce the time taken for homes to be re-let in Aberdeenshire.

Published 7 September 2020

Aberdeenshire Council awards Peterhead social housing contract to Muir Homes

Muir Homes has won a £2.7 million contract to build 20 new council homes in Peterhead.

Published 7 September 2020

Green light for CALA Homes' development of Meldrum House

CALA Homes (North) and Meldrum House Estate have been granted permission to create a collection of homes within the grounds of the hotel and golf club.

Published 2 September 2020

Barratt applies for repayment of education contribution due to school's under-capacity

Barratt North Scotland is seeking repayment of almost half-a-million pounds worth of education contributions made to Aberdeenshire Council because a village’s primary school is under capacity.

Published 28 August 2020

Aberdeenshire Council plans affordable homes in village of Rothienorman

Aberdeenshire Council has revealed plans to build 12 new affordable homes at Kinbroom in Rothienorman.

Published 24 August 2020

Allan Jones: Housing First still working in the North East

The Housing First Scotland Pathfinder programme launched officially in April 2019 in Aberdeen/shire, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling. This was following a ramping-up period that began in August 2018, exactly two years ago this week, when the first tenants moved into properties in Glasgow allocated to the fledgeling Pathfinder. Allan Jones, housing manager (options and homelessness) with Aberdeenshire Council, explains the impact Housing First has had on someone his team works with.

Published 20 August 2020

Ministers approve Aberdeen City and Shire 20-year development plan

A development plan which sets the strategic framework for investment in jobs, homes and infrastructure across Aberdeen City and Shire over the next 20 years has been approved by Scottish Ministers.

Published 17 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

Aberdeenshire Council consults on updated allocation policy

Aberdeenshire Council is seeking views on its updated Housing Allocation Policy ahead of its finalisation. The review of the document has been overseen by a workin

Published 23 July 2020

Aberdeenshire Community Food Fund opens for applications

A new Aberdeenshire Community Food Fund has opened for applications.

Published 21 July 2020

Government waves through plans for 64 homes in Pitmedden

The Scottish Government has granted an appeal against the refusal of planning permission for 64 new homes in Pitmedden.

Published 20 July 2020