Friday, May 20, 2022
Real EstateUK

Highland Council to invest over £600,000 in council homes

council homes

Members of The Highland Council’s Badenoch and Strathspey Area Committee agreed £602,000 worth of investment in existing council housing

During its quarterly meeting which took place on Tuesday, members of The Highland Council’s Badenoch and Strathspey Area Committee agreed £602,000 worth of investment in existing council housing for the 2021/22 financial year.

The proposed split of investment and identification of priorities for the area was developed through discussion with local maintenance teams, tenants and Members, with projects aimed specifically at meeting the needs of the local area.

A specific priority of the programme is improving heating and make homes more energy efficient, with £300,000 of budget approved to replace the oldest and most inefficient heating systems and a further £39,000 for one-off heating replacements.

This priority reflects the commitment towards improving the energy efficiency of council housing stock and will assist towards achieving the Scottish Government’s Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing.

Councillor Bill Lobban, chairman of the Badenoch and Strathspey Area Committee, said: Continued investment in our housing stock, with a particular focus on the replacement of old and inefficient heating systems, remains a priority for Highland Council for its domestic properties within the Badenoch and Strathspey area. Additionally, the provision of aids, equipment and adaptions where required play a key role in allowing disabled and elderly tenants to remain in their current tenancy.

He said, with local committee members now having increased engagement and involvement in decision making around priorities for investment in council housing stock, this has enabled investment to be tailored to the priorities and needs of this area.

Members will continue to be updated on progress against both the current year programme and the 2021-2022 programme through ward business meeting updates and further reports to their committee.


The articles are for information purposes only and Invest for Property shall not be held responsible for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies within it. Any rules or regulations mentioned within the website are those relevant at the time of publication and may not be the most up-to-date.

Invest for Property does not endorse any of the products or services that appear on it or are linked to it and are not liable for any action that you may take as a result of the content of this website, or losses or damage you may incur doing so.

There is no obligation to purchase anything but, if you decide to do so, you are strongly advised to consult a professional adviser before making any investment decisions.

Please remember that investments of any type may rise or fall and past performance does not guarantee future performance in respect of income or capital growth; you may not get back the amount you invested.

Leave a Reply