The Highland Council is working with its partners to increase the supply of affordable housing in the Highlands. This can be both housing for rent through a registered social landlord, such as a housing association, or low cost home ownership schemes. We are currently updating our leaflet called "Housing Options in the Highlands", which will be available from Service Points and Housing and Property Offices shortly.
The Council has also made it a planning requirement that all new housing developments in the private sector of 10 or more homes must contain 25% affordable homes.
Development Forums have been set up throughout the Highlands where officers from all the interested agencies meet to discuss housing need and possible future developments.
People attending these forum meetings include staff from the Council's Housing, Planning and Development and TEC Services, Scottish Government, Housing Associations, Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust, the Crofters Commission, Scottish Water, Cairngorms National Park Authority (where they have an interest) and Local Enterprise Companies.
"Development Matters" News Reports
The Housing Development Team at the Highland Council produces a regular news report that profiles and highlights recent affordable housing developments and on-going projects the Development Team are involved in. PDF versions of the report which you can print off can be found under Current Documents.
Do you own land that is zoned for housing, or that you think will be suitable for housing? (Minimum 4 houses).
If so, please contact:-
Allan Maguire, Head of Property Partnerships, Housing Services
The Highland Council
Inverness IV3 5NX.
Tel: 01463 702528
Gail Matheson, Chief Executive
Highland Housing Alliance
Fairways Business Centre
INVERNESS IV2 6AA
Telephone: 01463 251133
For further information about the Highland Housing Alliance, please see their website www.highlandhousingalliance.com
Have you any comments or questions to be covered in future issues of Development Matters or at the Area Housing Development Forums?
If so, please write to the Housing Development team, Housing Services, The Highland Council, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness IV3 5NX or send an email to email@example.com (Tel: 01463 702831)