Moray Council

Councillors turn down Elgin affordable housing application

Proposals for a development of affordable housing in Elgin were unanimously rejected by Moray councillors last week.

Published 20 March 2017

New assessment method for medical housing points in Moray

Changes are to be made to the way Moray Council awards additional points to housing applicants who think their current home is not suitable because of their clinical health condition and/or disability.

Published 10 March 2017

Revised Moray downsizing scheme approved by councillors

Councillors have approved a revised incentive scheme to encourage council tenants in Moray to downsize from under-occupied houses.

Published 8 March 2017

Moray Council launches 172-home masterplan consultation

An eight-week consultation on a draft masterplan for the Dallas Dhu area on the outskirts of Forres has been launched by Moray Council.

Published 30 January 2017

Consultation agreed on development briefs for Moray housing sites

Councillors agreed to a six-week period of public consultation on draft development briefs for five sites earmarked for residential development in Moray.

Published 18 January 2017

New Moray homes ‘bring health care into the community’

A new housing development for older people in Moray which puts into practice the latest design and research to bring health care back into the community has been handed over to Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association.

Published 9 December 2016

Moray tenants to be consulted on rent rises

Council house tenants in Moray are to be consulted over the level of rent increase for the next three years.

Published 9 December 2016

Elgin apartments to be retained for short-term rental

Moray Council has given the go-ahead for the demolition of a prominent building in Elgin High Street and its replacement with a retail unit and a series of apartments.

Published 7 December 2016

Moray tenants' downsizing incentive scheme to be revised

Changes are to be made to a scheme introduced by Moray Council four years ago to encourage tenants to downsize from under-occupied council houses.

Published 9 November 2016

2,500-home Elgin development approved

Moray Council has approved plans for Springfield Properties to build 2,500 new homes, two schools and Moray Sports Foundations’ new sports centre on the south side of Elgin in a long-term project worth half a billion pounds.

Published 7 November 2016

Tenders approved for over 50 new council homes in Moray

Moray councillors have agreed to accept tenders from Springfield Properties to provide a total of 51 new council houses.

Published 26 October 2016

Vacant Moray homes to be transformed into high intensity rehabilitation unit

Renovation work is underway to transform six vacant properties in Moray into high intensity rehabilitation units for older people.

Published 14 October 2016

Moray's homeless spending more time in temporary accommodation

Homeless people in Moray spent a total of 51,560 days in temporary accommodation last year – an increase of more than 3000 days on the previous year.

Published 15 September 2016

Visitors shown progress of £6m Moray affordable housing development

A group of dignitaries have been shown around the site of a new £6m affordable housing development in Elgin, the construction of which has been made possible through a strong partnership between Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association, Moray Council, the Scottish Government and Health and Social Care Moray.

Published 12 September 2016

CPOs of derelict Moray buildings edge closer

Moray Council has contacted the owners of vacant or derelict buildings with a view to issuing compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) to those which have an adverse impact on their surroundings.

Published 7 September 2016