Highland Council

Developer contributions supplementary guidance adopted in the Highlands

The Highland Council has published updated guidance on financial contributions required from new developments towards new infrastructure and services.

Published 7 November 2018

Albyn starts work on Ardgay affordable homes

Albyn Housing Society has started work on its first ever affordable housing scheme in Ardgay, Sutherland, as part of its ambitious plan to build 750 affordable homes in the Highlands by 2020.

Published 6 November 2018

Funding agreed for improvements to Ross-shire council homes

The Highland Council is to invest more than £6 million into improving council homes in Ross-shire over the next two years.

Published 5 November 2018

Highland Council predicts £66.7m budget shortfall

The Highland Council has launched a month of public engagement activity amid plans for a potential budget gap of £66.7 million over the next three years.

Published 2 November 2018

Tributes for retiring Highland Council chief executive

Retiring Highland Council chief executive Steve Barron received tributes from councillors across the chamber yesterday as he attended his final meeting of the council.

Published 26 October 2018

Highland Housing Alliance completes City Region Deal developments

Eleven new homes across two developments have been completed by the Highland Housing Alliance with a further 10 homes due for completion at the end of October.

Published 23 October 2018

Tenants welcomed into new Highland Council homes in Grantown

Highland Council has taken delivery of 10 new houses in Grantown on Spey and this week local councillors Bill Lobban and Muriel Cockburn paid a visit to welcome Lorna Cottam and her two children to their new home.

Published 25 September 2018

New chief executive appointed at Highland Council

Highland Council has appointed the current service director for children and young people in the Scottish Borders as its new chief executive.

Published 18 September 2018

Site identified for new housing development in the Highlands

A site has been identified for a new housing development in the Sandown area of Nairn.

Published 12 September 2018

Highland Council adopts new Local Development Plan

The Highland Council has adopted a new Local Development Plan for Caithness and Sutherland.

Published 4 September 2018

New homes and hospital planned for Fort William

A new hospital, up to 250 houses, a science academy, community and commercial buildings could be constructed in Fort William under new proposals submitted by Highland Council.

Published 23 August 2018

Housing minister tours Highland City Region Deal development at Raining’s Close

The Highland Housing Alliance (HHA) led housing minister Kevin Stewart on a tour of new City Region Deal developments in the region this week, including Raining's Close in Inverness.

Published 23 August 2018

New affordable homes planned for Badenoch and Strathspey

A total of 238 affordable homes are planned for Badenoch and Strathspey over the next five years, the Highland Council has announced.

Published 22 August 2018

Housing minister visit marks new Highland Council homes milestone

Minister for local government, housing and planning, Kevin Stewart, visited a housing development in Inverness on Monday to mark the completion of the 750th new council home built in the Highlands since the re-introduction of the Council House Build Programme in 2010.

Published 22 August 2018

Highland Council to adopt supplementary guidance on developer contributions

The financial contributions that new developments will be required to make towards facilities including schools, roads and the provision of affordable housing in the Highlands have been updated following the approval of new planning guidance.

Published 17 August 2018