Highland Council



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

Highland Council in talks with Westminster to scrap £200m housing debt

A bid to scrap Highland Council’s £200 million housing debt and the Inverness and Highlands City-Region Deal are among the matters to be discussed today as the local authority visit officials in the UK government.

Published 16 January 2018

Inverness school children kick off construction at historic Midmills site

Two aspiring young builders joined experts from Robertson Northern to help lay the first bricks on a new block of homes in Midmills, Inverness.

Published 20 December 2017

Mixed-use Inverness city centre plans lodged

Capital Developments Ltd has submitted a planning application for a new residential and commercial development in Inverness in partnership with the Highland Housing Alliance and the Highland Council.

Published 15 December 2017

Invergordon tenants welcomed into new homes

Nineteen new council houses in Invergordon have been completed within a development selected as a pilot for a new collaboration between the Highland Council, NHS Highland and independence and inclusion charity Birchwood Highland.

Published 15 December 2017

Approval for five-year vision for 6,000 new Highland homes

A five-year strategy to enable the delivery of 6,000 new homes across the Highlands, of which 2,500 will be socially rented, has been agreed by councillors.

Published 7 December 2017

Inverness planning blueprints for up to 3,000 new homes approved

Two major planning documents that will shape the growth of Inverness have been approved by members of the Highland Council’s city of Inverness area committee.

Published 1 December 2017

Raining’s Stairs housing development takes shape in Inverness

Onsite building works are underway on 16 new homes and a commercial unit for the Highland Housing Alliance at Inverness’ Raining’s Stairs.

Published 24 November 2017

Former Inverness College grounds to be transformed into new homes

Robertson Northern is starting work on a £3.6 million contract to build a selection of affordable homes in the Midmills area of Inverness.

Published 23 November 2017

Construction work starts on Highlands housing development

Compass Construction has started work on the first phase of a new affordable housing development at Drumnadrochit in the Highlands.

Published 21 November 2017

Five year strategic plan approved for 2,500 new Highland affordable homes

The Highland Council has pledged to approve 500 affordable housing units each year for the next five years of which 70% will be for affordable rent and 30% for low cost home ownership.

Published 9 November 2017

Highland Council puts developer contributions guidance out to consultation

Communities and developers will be invited to have their say in shaping a refreshed approach to dealing with developer contributions for developments across Highland.

Published 9 November 2017