Orkney Islands Council
Working together for a better Orkney

Affordable Housing Policy

Orkney Islands Council is aware of recent trends in housing markets which means there is a growing shortage of available housing which is affordable to some sectors of the community.

The Council is seeking to address this issue through this affordable housing policy.

The policy was approved at the Council's General Meeting on October 4 2007 following consultation with key stakeholders - including representatives of local building businesses.

The Council's new Affordable Housing Policy has been prepared to offer guidance to anyone seeking to develop houses in Orkney.

A copy of the policy is available to download in the 'related downloads' section of the page.

Related Downloads