Category Archives: Housing

2018/19 budget will protect services in the face of funding challenges

  Earlier this month the full Council met to set the 2018/19 budget. Every year the task becomes more difficult as we attempt to balance increasing demand for our services with reduced funding. Since being elected in 2007 I’ve attended 11 budget meetings. At each of those meetings the fact Aberdeen is the lowest funded […]
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Putting community planning at the heart of the city’s future

As chair of Community Planning Aberdeen, I was proud to sign-off of the annual report detailing the progress on our Local Outcome Improvement Plan. The LOIP is a 10-year plan created with our valued partners – including Police Scotland, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and NHS Grampian as well as range of other organisations […]
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Building the foundations for the city’s future

As an organisation Aberdeen City Council has a vast remit but at the heart of that are fundamental aims:  to serve the people and the place. The need to address housing issues transcends both of those and it is heartening to see great strides being taken. This week I was on site at the former […]
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Aberdeen’s largest council house development for more than a decade.

We announced recently that work is about to begin on Aberdeen’s largest council house development for more than a decade. The Smithfield Development will deliver 99 new, sustainable homes by the end of 2017. This is great news for the area of Middlefield – one of the city’s regeneration areas. These contemporary, all-purpose homes have […]
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