Housing land information

Housing completions

Regularly updated house completions information is produced in a variety of forms

Map and analytics of houses built

The traditional downloadable spreadsheet reporting monthly completions is also available

Housing Need and Demand Assessment (HNDA) 2020

The Highland Council HNDA received a "Robust and Credible" assessment from the Centre for Housing Market Analysis on 8th February 2022. This is available for download from the links below.

The HNDA estimates the future number of additional housing units to meet existing and future housing need and demand.  It also captures information on the operation of the housing system to assist local authorities to develop policies on new housing supply, management of existing stock and the provision of housing-related services. 

Its purpose is to provide a robust, shared and agreed evidence-base for housing policy and land use planning and to ensure that both LHSs and Development Plans are based upon a common understanding of existing and future housing requirements.

The Highland Housing Market Partnership (HMP), who oversee the development and production of this document, have signed off the second submission of the Highland Council Area HNDA. This was provided to the Scottish Government Centre for Housing Market Analysis (CHMA) in November 2021. We are currently awaiting the result of this assessment.

This latest HNDA is informing the preparation of the Inner Moray Firth Local Development Plan which is under review.

The documents that make up the HNDA are the report itself and accompanying supporting papers and can be downloaded below:

Housing Land Audit 2021

This audit provides information on the available housing land supply to meet aspirations for the delivery of new homes up to 2036 using a base date of 1 June 2021. The audit allows us:

  • To monitor the availability of effective sites
  • To identify progress of sites through the planning process
  • To provide analysis on house completions

It details all sites allocated for housing in Local Development Plans throughout the Highland Council area, as well as "windfall" sites (sites of 4 or more houses which have received planning permission for housing).

For each site, information on permissions and completions has been collected and brought together with likely build rate of development on each site.

Contributions for the audit were requested and received from developers, housing associations/trusts and landowners. These comments were considered along with council officers views and the resultant likely programming for each site is contained in the Housing Land Audit 2021.

Detail on sites and their programming over year 2021/22 to 2035/36 is accessible either through the storymap or interactive map.

The information in this Housing Land Audit 2021 is aligned with the annual School Roll Forecasts and supports the relevant Delivery Programmes.

View the Housing Land Audit 2021 StoryMap

View the 2021 interactive map

The 2020 Housing Land Audit is still available for reference.

2020 Housing Land Audit - Storymap

2020 Housing Land Audit - Interactive Map