Caithness Map :: Links to Site Map Great value Unlimited Broadband from an award winning provider  

 

Key updates available for future Highland house building and school roll forecasts

4th December 2018

The latest outlook for future housing delivery and school roll forecasts across Highland has been announced by the Highland Council today (Tuesday 4 December 2018).

The joint publication of the Housing Land Audit and School Roll Forecast provides up to date forecasts for housing delivery and school rolls across the Highland Council area and will be used to monitor, implement and share details of the actions needed to support future housing growth.

The documents are available on the council's website at the following links:

https://www.highland.gov.uk/downloads/file/20048/housing_land_audit_2018_summary

https://www.highland.gov.uk/downloads/download/1648/school_roll_forecasts_november_2018

These annual publications are aligned to provide accurate monitoring of infrastructure and development and allow the Council to prioritise capital investment decisions.

The Housing Land Audit 2018 is an assessment of the housing land supply available in the Highland Council area as at 1 June 2018. The audit sets out a programme of expected housing delivery over the initial 5 year period and the following 10 years and includes expectations for the delivery of new homes up to 2032. This year the Council has introduced a new "Storymap" presenting this information along with the interactive online tool which which makes it easier to view the information set out in the Housing Land Audit

https://highland.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=d926d0810bfa4688a8be082431c7f10e

Regularly updated house completions information is now available to view in a dashboard display format through the following link:

https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/f827c80f82364d7b82ba5eca454f9f5e

This gives access to the latest reported information on Highland-wide housing delivery.

The main findings are that the existing planned developments provide an adequate supply of available housing land across the Highland area. The publication follows a consultation earlier in the year which invited responses from developers, landowners, Housing Associations, public agencies and the public to help identify more accurate and realistic forecasts of housing delivery, and the timing of supporting infrastructure.

The School Roll Forecasts identify the expected pupil rolls for each of the primary and secondary schools across Highland over the next 15 years. The forecasts, which are updated annually, incorporate a wide range of factors including the programmed rate of housing development (from the Housing Land Audit), population changes and school placing requests. These are used to identify school roll pressures and capacity issues in future years, and are a key element in the prioritisation of capital investment in schools.

The Council is also intending to use the information in these audit documents to publish its first Delivery Programme for Caithness and Sutherland as well as an updated version for the Inner Moray Firth area. These Delivery Programmes will be used to coordinate investment in development and infrastructure and will be reviewed and amended on an ongoing basis. A Delivery Programme for the West Highland and Islands will be published next year.

Councillor Allan Henderson, Chair of the Council's Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee said: "The alignment of these publications provides the Council with detailed and up to date information on where development will happen and what infrastructure is needed. This will allow us to better plan for Council services and the school estate for the future to support communities."

 

Related Businesses

 

Related Articles

17/9/2019
Trading Standards in Scotland act to drive consumer complaints about motor cars off the number 1 spotThumbnail for article : Trading Standards in Scotland act to drive consumer complaints about motor cars off the number 1 spot
Consumer complaints about second-hand cars have topped the complaints "league table" in Scotland for many years.   Common problems include mechanical issues, misdescribed cars and history.  
6/9/2019
New Polling Scheme approved
Changes to a number of Polling Districts and Polling Places in the Highlands were agreed yesterday (Thursday 5 September 2019) at the meeting of The Highland Council.   Members approved a new Scheme of Polling Districts and Polling Places that will be in place for the next four years.  
6/9/2019
Senior appointments approved to Highland Council executive leadership teamThumbnail for article : Senior appointments approved to Highland Council executive leadership team
As part of The Highland Council's Redesign, the Council has announced two further appointments to new posts of Executive Chief Officer (ECO).   Stuart Black, Director of Development and Infrastructure, will take up the post of ECO for Transformation and Economy at the end of the month.  
31/8/2019
Golf club opening marks significant investment in HighlandThumbnail for article : Golf club opening marks significant investment in Highland
Kings Golf Club Inverness, (formerly known as Torvean Golf Club), has officially opened a new course and clubhouse on the north side of the A82 trunk road, on the outskirts of Inverness, marking the completion of a £12.35M investment as part of the Inverness West Link Road project.   The official opening ceremony took place today, Friday 30th August 2019, with special guest Bernard Gallagher, former three times Ryder Cup Captain and the Provost of Inverness Helen Carmichael.  
28/8/2019
Apply now for Community Transport grantsThumbnail for article : Apply now for Community Transport grants
The Highland Council is now inviting applications for Community Transport grant funding, to cover the three-year period from April 2020 - March 2023.   The Council encourages both current grant recipients and new applicants to submit applications.  
28/8/2019
Council's Capital Investment in CaithnessThumbnail for article : Council's Capital Investment in Caithness
During the Caithness Committee on Tuesday 27 August 2019 Members had the opportunity to review progress of the capital programme for the area and scrutinise the amount of money spent to date.   The current year's capital investment allocation for projects in the Caithness area is £4,210,000.  
22/8/2019
Members agree top priority for New Schools Investment Programme
Members have, at a special council meeting today, agreed a top priority for the Scottish Government New Schools Investment Programme bid.   Members agreed that the proposed Tain 3-18 Campus project is nominated as The Highland Council's priority for consideration by the Scottish Government for inclusion in the initial phase of the New Schools Investment Programme with a delivery timescale by the end of 2021.  
22/8/2019
Householders warned to be aware of bogus workmen
At this time of year many householders are thinking of their gardens, keeping them tidy or seeing to those jobs that need done before the weather turns.   This is also the same time of year for criminals to take advantage of this and prey on the unsuspecting.  
22/8/2019
Chromebook rollout prepares pupils for new era of digital learningThumbnail for article : Chromebook rollout prepares pupils for new era of digital learning
The Council has successfully distributed more than 20,000 Chromebook devices to all its schools to support learners to acquire key technology and life skills in facilitating a digitally enabled generation.   Based on the ICT in Learning Strategic Action Plan 2015, The Highland Council started the Chromebook Project in November 2017 where every pupil in P6-S6 will be allocated a Chromebook for their use in school and at home for educational purposes and P1-P5 pupils will have access to Chromebooks at school on a 1:5 ratio.  
22/8/2019
Highland Placement Programme improves children's lives immeasurably
Considerable effort has been focussed on returning young people to Highland.   Since the Councils enhanced Placement Programme began in June 2018, 34 young people have returned to Highland or circumvented OOA (Out of Authority) avoiding costs of over £5M as compared with these young people remaining out of area for a year.  

[Printer Friendly Version]