Highland Council

Two Scottish councils join pioneering network to tackle homelessness

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.

Published 21 January 2021

Compass Building wins deal to build 140 homes in Evanton

Construction work to deliver 140 new homes in the Highland village of Evanton is to begin shortly following the appointment of a building contractor.

Published 19 January 2021

Highland councillors welcome largest increase in affordable housing in Lochaber since mid-70s

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.

Published 19 January 2021

Highland Council announces fuel support fund for low income households

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.

Published 19 January 2021

Highland committee commits to securing land for housing

The Highland Council's Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh committee has committed to securing land for housing purposes. 

Published 18 January 2021

Highland Council's plans to invest in housing discussed by local committee

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 Committee.

Published 14 January 2021

Affordable homes set for Carrbridge as council approves hotel CPO

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.

Published 8 January 2021

Highland Council makes over 4,500 payments to benefit local children during festive break

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.

Published 22 December 2020

Highland Council reviews home improvements and approves Housing Annual Assurance Statement

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 the next.

Published 11 December 2020

Bancon Construction to deliver social housing projects in raft of new contract wins

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.

Published 9 December 2020

Highland Council launches 2021/2022 rent consultation

The Highland Council has started to consult with its tenants about proposals for a rent increase in council-owned homes for 2021 – 2022.

Published 8 December 2020

Consultation approved for Inner Moray Firth Local Development Plan review

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.

Published 4 December 2020

Council launches Inverness winter payments scheme

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.

Published 3 December 2020

Nairnshire housing team hailed for supporting tenants

Members of the Highland Council’s Nairnshire Committee have scrutinised a Housing Performance Report for the 717 council houses in Nairn and Cawdor covering the months of COVID-19 lockdown and early recovery from the pandemic.

Published 3 December 2020

Glen Homes granted retrospective planning permission for Muir of Ord homes

The Highland Council has given Glen Homes (Scotland) Ltd retrospective planning permission for eight new homes at The Maltings in Muir of Ord.

Published 2 December 2020