Highland Council

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

Highland Council agrees next steps for Isle of Skye and Raasay investment plan

Members of the Highland Council's Isle of Skye and Raasay Committee have approved the next phase in the local authority’s approach to engagement on the Skye and Raasay Investment Plan.

Published 1 December 2020

Three community asset transfers approved for Highland communities

Three Highland communities are to benefit from the decisions of the Highland Council’s communities and place committee as community asset transfers have been approved for Corpach and Spean Bridge in Lochaber and Lochinver in Sutherland.

Published 1 December 2020

Highland Council recovery programme is making progress

Members of Highland Council’s Recovery Board all recognised the excellent progress that has been made against the Recovery Action Plan since the last meeting in October.

Published 24 November 2020

Expressions of interest invited for new Highland Coastal Communities Fund

The Highland Council is inviting communities to come forward with expressions of interest for projects that, if successful, could receive a share of funding aimed at supporting coastal communities throughout Highland.

Published 24 November 2020

Councillors approve over £4.786m investment in Inverness housing

Members of Highland Council’s city of Inverness area committee have agreed a proposed £4,786,000 investment in council housing for 2021-22.

Published 20 November 2020