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Local Authority Articles

16/8/2018
Winter service policy approved for Highland Council roads
The Winter Service Policy for The Highland Council this coming winter 2018/19 has been approved by Members of the Council's Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee.   The Council's policy relates to clearing and gritting of Highland Council adopted roads, cycle ways, footways and footpaths.  
16/8/2018
Council agrees site for Materials Recovery Facility
The Council's Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee has today agreed the Longman Landfill site in Inverness as the preferred location to construct a new centralised waste management facility (Materials Recovery Facility) to recover recyclates and produce Refuse Derived Fuel, as the Council's preferred interim arrangements for meeting the requirements of the ban on landfilling which commences in January 2021.  This facility will process all of the Highland’s 83,000 tonnes of residual (non-recyclable) waste from 2021 onwards.  
16/8/2018
Council support for Caithness flight connectivity
Highland Council Members have agreed to support the efforts of Caithness Transport Forum and Wick JOG Airport Consultative Committee to improve flight connectivity at Wick John O' Groats airport.   Members were informed at Highland Council's headquarters today (16 August 2018) that both organisations are pressing to have investigation work carried out on the potential to have a Public Service Obligation (PSO) created on one of the flight routes.  
16/8/2018
5-year Parking Policy for Highland drives forward
A 5 year Parking Policy and Guidance for The Highland Council area has been approved by Members of the Council's Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee.   The policy, which is required by the local authority to underpin its enforcement of decriminalised parking will cover the period from 2018 - 2023.  
16/8/2018
Supplementary Guidance on Developer Contributions in Highland to be adopted
Planning guidance approved by the Highland Council today (Thursday 16 August 2018) has updated the financial contributions that new developments will be required to make towards facilities including schools, roads and the provision of affordable housing.   Members of the Highland Council's Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee today agreed to adopt the Developer Contributions Supplementary Guidance (DCSG) after a public consultation was undertaken in early 2018.  
16/8/2018
Facility Lettings (School Lets) Review Makes Progress
Improvements to the management of facility lets in Highland Council properties (including schools) has been welcomed by Members of The Highland Council's Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee.   Committee Chair, Cllr Allan Henderson said: "I would like to thank staff for the large amount of work has been undertaken since October 2016 when the Council's Redesign Board recommended the transfer of management of school lets to the Development and Infrastructure Service.  
16/8/2018
Winter service policy approved for Highland Council roads
The Winter Service Policy for The Highland Council this coming winter 2018/19 has been approved by Members of the Council's Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee.   The Council's policy relates to clearing and gritting of Highland Council adopted roads, cycle ways, footways and footpaths.  
16/8/2018
Council agrees site for Materials Recovery Facility
The Council's Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee has today agreed the Longman Landfill site in Inverness as the preferred location to construct a new centralised waste management facility (Materials Recovery Facility) to recover recyclates and produce Refuse Derived Fuel, as the Council's preferred interim arrangements for meeting the requirements of the ban on landfilling which commences in January 2021.  This facility will process all of the Highland’s 83,000 tonnes of residual (non-recyclable) waste from 2021 onwards.  
16/8/2018
Council support for Caithness flight connectivity
Highland Council Members have agreed to support the efforts of Caithness Transport Forum and Wick JOG Airport Consultative Committee to improve flight connectivity at Wick John O' Groats airport.   Members were informed at Highland Council's headquarters today (16 August 2018) that both organisations are pressing to have investigation work carried out on the potential to have a Public Service Obligation (PSO) created on one of the flight routes.  
16/8/2018
5-year Parking Policy for Highland drives forward
A 5 year Parking Policy and Guidance for The Highland Council area has been approved by Members of the Council's Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee.   The policy, which is required by the local authority to underpin its enforcement of decriminalised parking will cover the period from 2018 - 2023.