Subjects: Housing issues
50 new affordable homes to be built in Elgin.
The go-ahead was given for 50 new council homes to be built in Elgin this week.Members of Moray Council’s Communities Committee unanimously agreed to accept a tender from Springfield Properties to build the homes at Glassgreen on the south of Elgin.The properties will be a mix of one to five bedroom houses and bungalows, with some equipped to be wheelchair accessible.The development, which is fun
Councillors approve the building of thirty new council homes in Mosstodloch.
THIRTY new council homes are to be built in Mosstodloch.Councillors this morning approved the application for affordable housing on the 1.9 hectare site at Stynie Road, currently used as agricultural land. Consent granted previously for the site approved the provision of 15 affordable units, however this has now doubled to 30 affordable homes in the first phase alone.A total of 76 houses will be b
Rents for tenants of council houses will be frozen for the next 12 months.
Rents for tenants of council houses will be frozen for the next 12 months.In previous years rents were increased by between 4% and 5% a year to help fund the council’s new-build programme.A recent report to the council’s Communities Committee stated that a number of factors over the past two financial years, including lower borrowing costs and low rent arrears, have enabled the council to deliver
Plans for housing development in Hopeman rejected
COUNCILLORS have unanimously voted against the building of 22 homes in Hopeman.Springfield Properties submitted their application for the building of affordable flats and houses on Forsyth Street in November 2016, but today members of Moray Council’s Planning & Regulatory Services Committee upheld officers’ recommendation to refuse permission.A report to councillors stated that the size and sc
Tree felling at Waulkmill in Elgin to commence
Residents in a part of Elgin will see a change to their outlook later this month. A stand of Scots Pine trees in the centre of Waulkmill Grove and between Stonecrosshill and the rear of Reynolds Crescent is due to be felled.This followed a revocation of the preservation order in 2015, when councillors agreed to fell the trees and for the area to be re-planted with more suitable specimens.The exis
Moray Council have been shortlisted for two national planning awards.
Moray Council have been shortlisted for two national awards.‘Creating Places in Moray’ has involved a series of training and awareness raising events, preparation of new policies an new ways of working in partnership with developers to improve the quality of developments in Moray, and is the result of a major re-think on urban planning.The second nomination is for the Findrassie masterplan, a land
Moray familymove in having been one of the first to apply for, be offered and accept a council property online.
THE Couper family is celebrating after receiving the keys to their new home - becoming one of the first families in Moray to apply for, be offered and accept a council property online.The council’s ‘Moray Connected’ project puts people in control of managing their services on a 24/7 basis, from any online device. Earlier this year the project team launched a new service which allows Housing staff
Development proposals for the Waulkmill area of Elgin go on show this week
New development proposals for the Waulkmill area of Elgin will be subject to a public consultation starting this week.In a partnership between Springfield Properties and the Council’s Lands and Parks department, two potential concept redevelopment options are being proposed. The proposals seek to address long standing problems currently affecting residents and provide new and improved areas of ope
Local tenants move into the first new council homes in Speyside for a generation
Robertson Homes and Moray councillors welcomed new tenant Louise Clark to her wheelchair-friendly home today. Note: selection of pictures large file size available below for download.
Users of housing web pages and online services on the up
Council house tenants and applicants are the first in Moray to benefit from the council’s ‘Moray Connected’ programme – and are taking full advantage of being able to manage their services online 24/7.The Moray Connected team spent the second half of 2015 working with the housing service to create online services for customers, with a number going ‘live’ during January. The statistics in the image
Private landlord's event in Elgin this month
Private landlords can get up to date with current legislation and trends at a free event this month.Landlord Accreditation Scotland, supported by Moray Council, is holding the event to bring local landlords and agents up to date with what is happening in the private rented sector both locally and nationally. Topics covered will include: Private sector update Health and safety requirements Rep
Former care home to be demolished
A landmark Elgin building is to be demolished to make way for housing.
Elgin trees set to be felled
A tree preservation order on a clump of tall Scots Pine trees has been revoked.
£2.5million low-cost housing development takes shape in Dufftown
New council housing has risen rapidly from the ground in Dufftown since work started in March. Roofs are already on the 19 energy efficient houses, which are due to be completed by the end of the year. Yesterday local Moray councillors visited the site to review progress and were given a guided tour by construction staff.