Highland Council



Highland Council needs more research before making rent pressure zone application

More research and local dialogue is required in order for Highland Council to consider making a rent pressure zone (RPZ) application, councillors have heard.

Published 30 May 2018

Culloden Battlefield homes granted final approval

Proposals for 16 homes on the edge of the Culloden Battlefield site which were previously the subject of a bizarre planning mix-up have been granted final approval.

Published 17 May 2018

Rented homes and retail plans approved for empty Inverness building

Highland councillors have approved proposals for the redevelopment of a vacant corner block in Inverness into a modern retail and residential building.

Published 27 April 2018

Icelandic delegation to hear about Inverness sustainable drainage systems

A delegation from Iceland is set to visit Inverness this week to view work being carried out on Sustainable Urban Drainage systems (SUDS) in the city.

Published 23 April 2018

Six wheelchair friendly homes built in Inverness

Work on six new homes suitable for wheelchair users in Inverness is now complete.

Published 18 April 2018

Highland village in line for housing boom

The population of the Highland village of Evanton could potentially double in the coming years after councillors approved plans for a 160-home development and were informed of another 150 new homes in the pipeline.

Published 18 April 2018

Culloden homes decision sets 'damaging precedent' for further development

The granting of planning permission last month for new homes near Culloden has set a damaging precedent for one of Scotland’s most important historic sites, according to a prominent military historian.

Published 10 April 2018

Albyn’s money saving workshops save Highlanders over £16,000

A programme focusing on money saving solutions rolled out across the Highlands has helped local residents save over £16,000 in just nine months.

Published 16 March 2018

Culloden housing plans to return to councillors after vote mix-up

Plans to build 16 homes on a site within the boundary of the Culloden (Battlefield) Conservation Area are to be brought back before the local authority after it emerged councillors apparently voted through the development “by mistake”.

Published 15 March 2018

Green light for homes near Culloden Battlefield site

Amended plans for the design and layout of 16 homes on a site within the boundary of the Culloden (Battlefield) Conservation Area have been given planning approval by Highland councillors.

Published 14 March 2018

Tributes paid to former Badenoch and Strathspey councillor

The Highland Council has paid tribute to former Highland councillor Angus Gordon - who died peacefully on Saturday 3 March 2018 - for his loyalty and service in representing his local community.

Published 9 March 2018

Highlands City Region Deal to fund new homes for mid-market let

The Highland Council has agreed to use City-Region Deal funding to part fund new mid-market housing projects throughout the Highlands.

Published 23 February 2018

Highland councillors agree Council Tax rise as part of 2018-19 budget

The Highland Council has agreed a 3% rise in Council Tax as the local authority attempts to meet a budget gap of £15 million for 2018-19.

Published 16 February 2018

Culloden housing application deferred over designs and conservation issues

The Highland Council has deferred a decision on a planning application for 16 new homes at the site of Viewhill in Inverness to allow the developer to ensure the house designs “better reflect the Highland context and conservation”.

Published 31 January 2018

Highland Council approves ‘modest’ increase in housing rents

Highland Council tenants are to receive a 0.5% increase in council house rents for the coming financial year 2018/19, which equates to an average weekly rise of 36p, the local authority has announced.

Published 26 January 2018