Council relaxes some controls for COVID-19 business recovery

Following on from the recent publication of Highland Council’s “Supporting Economic Recovery in Highland – A Guide for Businesses” – the Council is announcing relaxation of some controls that will assist tourist accommodation providers have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

In recognition of this where there are specific planning and licensing controls in relation to occupancy, for example:

  • a restriction on the occupancy of any caravan for a continuous 12 month period; or
  • where conditions restrict occupancy for specific periods of time,

…these will be relaxed by the Council up to and including April 2021. 

Chair of the Recovery Board, Depute Leader Alasdair Christie said: “ This temporary relaxation is aimed at providing a welcome support for our Highland tourism economy. This should enable operators to maximise revenue for the remainder of the year without concern of the Council taking action under the Planning and Licensing Acts.  We hope that this is of some assistance to local business recovery.”

6 Jul 2020