Public’s views sought on Council’s short term let draft policy statement & additional conditions

The Highland Council wants to hear the views of residents, visitors, interested groups and organisations on the Council’s short term let draft policy statement and proposed additional conditions for a licence.

Earlier this year the Scottish Parliament approved legislation to introduce a new licensing scheme for short-term let properties, which is due to come into effect on 1 October this year.

Today (22 June 2022) Highland Council published its short term let licensing public consultation survey.

The Council’s Licensing Committee is keen to hear you views on the draft documents, firstly the draft policy statement and secondly the draft additional conditions.

Those interested in providing input can submit their views by completing the survey. The closing date for responses is Friday 5 August 2022.

The Council will process any personal data you provide in response appropriately and in line with the Data Protection Act 2018.  The Council intends to publish a summary of responses received to the consultation exercise.  This will include your name if you submit a response.

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 gives the public a right of access to information held by the Council; this includes any responses we receive to the consultation exercise.

The Council may disclose your response to third parties on request. In disclosing responses, the Council will take appropriate steps to redact personal data subject to relevant provisions of the 2018 and 2002 Acts.

If you require any additional information about this Policy, please contact Claire McArthur –

Information in relation to the forthcoming licensing of short terms lets in Scotland can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions document.

22 Jun 2022