Highland Council

New council homes handed over in Strathpeffer

The Highland Council has taken possession of a further ten new homes at Kinellan in Strathpeffer.

Published 29 November 2021

Councillors hear progress of Inverness city centre housing projects

Part of the Draft Inverness City Centre Masterplan discussed last week during the Highland Council's city of Inverness area committee has highlighted the provision of more quality homes within the city centre.

Published 26 November 2021

Highland councillors react to concerning prevalence of fuel poverty

Stark figures illustrating the deeply concerning level of fuel poverty and tough financial decisions being faced by residents throughout the Highland region, particularly those in rural areas, were presented to members of the local authority's corporate resources committee yesterday.

Published 25 November 2021

New empty homes officer in post at Highland Council

The Highland Council is working in partnership with the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership to proactively bring privately-owned empty homes across the Highlands back into use.

Published 23 November 2021

Highland Council launches tenant grant fund

The Highland Council has received funding to provide financial help for tenants in social housing and the private sector at risk of becoming homeless after falling behind with rent payments during the pandemic.

Published 18 November 2021

Major new regeneration vision proposed for Inverness

A bold and ambitious strategy to transform Inverness into the place to live, work, enjoy and do business in Scotland will be presented to the City of Inverness Area Committee next week.

Published 12 November 2021

Highland Council approves medium term financial planning approach

The Highland Council has approved a number of key recommendations as part of its medium term financial planning approach.

Published 29 October 2021

Sixteen affordable homes planned for Isle of Skye

Dualchas Architects has submitted plans to build 16 affordable homes at Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye, including a possible four self-build plots.

Published 20 October 2021

Work completed on new council homes for Dingwall

The Highland Council has taken possession of thirty new flats at Mart Road in Dingwall that it said will significantly enhance the town centre and provide much needed affordable quality housing in the heart of the Ross-shire town.

Published 6 October 2021

Highland Coastal Communities Fund agrees support for strategic projects

The Highland Council’s Highland Coastal Communities Fund Strategic Sub-Committee has agreed to provide over £313,000 of grant support to benefit six community-led projects.

Published 5 October 2021

Highland Housing Annual Assurance Statement approved but labour shortages threaten build programme

Members of the Highland Council's Housing and Property Committee have approved the Housing Annual Assurance Statement for 2021 and were briefed on potential delays to its home-building programme caused by labour shortages, price hikes and supply issues.

Published 4 October 2021

Highland Council hails progress on new Evanton homes

The Highland Council has released an aerial photograph showing work underway to create 140 new homes in Evanton.

Published 27 September 2021

Housing project in Fort Augustus completed

A pilot scheme by the Highland Council to develop housing provision that sits as a 'stepping stone' between living entirely independently in the community and living as a resident in the Telford Centre Care Home in Fort Augustus has been completed.

Published 23 September 2021

Highland Council agrees short-term lets limitations

Members of the Highland Council have agreed to progress a motion to use planning laws to limit the number of short-term lets in communities.

Published 13 September 2021

Highland Council to consider partnership vision of Green Energy Hub

A Green Energy Hub could be developed in the Highlands if councillors agree to work collaboratively with key partners tomorrow. 

Published 8 September 2021