Aberdeenshire Council

Affordable housing funding boost for Aberdeenshire

Work to increase Aberdeenshire Council’s supply of affordable housing has received an extra boost with an allocation of £3.2 million from council reserves, and over £200,000 from developer contributions.

Published 19 January 2016

Tributes follow death of Aberdeenshire Council head of housing Douglas Edwardson

The Scottish social housing sector has paid tribute to Aberdeenshire Council’s head of housing Douglas Edwardson who died following a crash earlier this month.

Published 18 December 2015

Plans for 3.75 per cent annual council rent increase to build Aberdeenshire homes

Aberdeenshire councillors are being asked to back a plan to increase rents on council houses to tackle a major waiting list for council homes in the area.

Published 14 December 2015

Plans lodged for 1,500 homes near Aberdeenshire village

Plans have been submitted for a 1,500 home development on the outskirts of a North-east village.

Published 8 December 2015

New homes bring boost to Aberdeenshire village community

A housing project which brought 12 families to an Aberdeenshire village has been praised by residents new and old.

Published 1 December 2015

Aberdeenshire councillors pledge to increase affordable homes

Councillors in Aberdeenshire have made a commitment to increase the number of affordable houses in the region.

Published 6 November 2015

Work to restart on Fraserburgh affordable housing development

Aberdeenshire Council has accepted a tender to complete a low-energy affordable housing development in Fraserburgh which temporarily stalled earlier this year.

Published 9 October 2015

Aberdeenshire Council offers year’s grace to empty home owners

Owners of empty properties in Aberdeenshire are to be given up to a year before an additional council tax fee is applied, as part of an effort to bring homes back into use more quickly.

Published 22 September 2015

Third time lucky for Inverurie hostel plans

Revised plans to transform part of Inverurie Loco Works into a hostel have been narrowly approved by councillors.

Published 17 September 2015

Housing named as key Aberdeen City Deal priority

Housing and better connectivity have been unveiled as two of the main priorities set out in proposals for an Aberdeen City Region Deal.

Published 8 September 2015

New extra care facility officially opened in Inverurie

A new £5 million extra care housing complex for adults with learning disabilities was officially opened last week by Aberdeenshire Provost Hamish Vernal.

Published 25 August 2015

Bancon to resume former Muirfield affordable housing development

Aberdeenshire Council has accepted a tender from Bancon Homes to complete a £3 million affordable housing development in Inverurie which temporarily stalled earlier this year.

Published 31 July 2015

Aberdeenshire Council approves purchase of mid market rent properties

A new organisation set up to deliver mid market housing in Aberdeenshire is to acquire its first homes next month. 

Published 26 June 2015

Pupils dig deep for school time capsule at Aberdeenshire developments

Time capsules have been buried at two Aberdeenshire housing projects after local children looked back to the future.

Published 26 June 2015

NHT affordable homes boost for Aberdeenshire

Up to 160 new affordable homes will be provided in the north east as part of a Scottish Government-led initiative unveiled yesterday by social justice secretary Alex Neil.

Published 23 June 2015