A Public Information Event is being held on Thursday 21 February 2019 (3pm – 7.30pm) in the Victoria and Albert Halls, Station Square, Ballater.  


The event will give people an opportunity to find out more about Grampian Housing Association’s revised plans to convert the listed former school building and school house at Abergeldie Road in the town.

Although Grampian Housing Association won an appeal to build new homes in Ballater, following further consultation with the Ballater and Crathie Community Council (BCCC) a revised planning application is being made.   


On behalf of BCCC, Jim Anderson, Chairman said:-

 

 

 

“We are happy to support the revised plans for this development of new houses and apartments.”

Grampian Housing Association’s Chairman, Peter Kennedy, said:

“Through this development we will be providing much needed affordable housing for those living in Ballater and the surrounding area as well as bringing back into use a listed building which has been empty for many years."


“Grampian has already built over 300 new homes since 2014 and this development is part of our wider plan to increase the number of homes we build across Aberdeenshire by 2021.”

When complete the development at the former Ballater School will be advertised locally and online via HomeHunt.  The first residents are expected to move into the new development in late 2019 / early 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We're letting you know that Ofgem has appointed Utilita as the supplier of last resort for Our Power Energy Supply Ltd customers.

Customer accounts have moved across to Utilita and you will receive a welcome pack which should answer any queries you may have. In the meantime you can contact Utilita on T: 03300 583 392 click here to visit the website.

 

 

This festive season our Aberdeen and Elgin offices will close at 1pm on Monday 24 December 2018 and re-open at 9am on Thursday 3 January 2019.

During this period the following arrangements have been made:

PAYMENT OPTIONS (rent, occupancy payment, factoring charges etc.)

Allpay - If you have an existing Allpay card please remember that you can pay your monthly charges by debit or credit card, either by telephone on 0844 557 8321, or online at www.allpayments.net. You can also pay by cash or card at your local PayPoint outlet (locations listed at www. paypoint.ie/locator).

If you do not have an Allpay card and wish to apply for one, then please contact our office to set up an account.

Cheques - please ensure these reache our office before 1pm on Friday 21 December 2018.  Thank you.

Online banking - if you have online banking you can make a direct payment to us.  Please see the "Pay your rent" page on this website for more information.

EMERGENCY REPAIRS**

During the holiday period, we operate a 24- hour emergency repairs service only.  Any non-urgent repairs should be reported when we re-open on Thursday 3 January 2019.  If you need to report an emergency repair (for example, a significant leak or total loss of power), then please telephone 0300 123 9279.

For tenants experiencing problems with their gas central heating please telephone Heatcare Oil & Gas directly on 01343 842042.

**Please note that only communal repairs can be dealt with for sharing owners and owner occupiers.

No action is needed by customers but we announce that Our Power has closed.
 
If you are on supply with Our Power you will transferred to another supplier by Ofgem.
 
When the Association has further information we will contact you but the current position is:
 
 
•No customers will go off supply due to this process - your gas and electricity will continue
•Customers should not try to switch suppliers until the move to the new supplier is completed
•Ofgem will appoint a supplier to take over these accounts
•The customer will be contacted by the new supplier
 

20180927 Northen Star Business Awards Winners 019 WebsiteHeathryfold Insulation Solar Website

Grampian Housing Association is celebrating its win of the Eco Hero award in the Northern Star Business Awards organised by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce. 

The award was presented in recognition of the Association’s initiatives to address fuel poverty faced by many of its tenants along with sustainability measures in its office to reduce impact on the environment.

The award winning initiatives included installing external and internal wall insulation to the Association’s properties in the regeneration area of Heathryfold in Aberdeen.  The properties are now some of the most energy efficient stock around resulting in a dramatic reduction of heat loss and energy bills for tenants.

Commenting on the Eco Hero award, Chris Hunt, Business Development Officer said: “As an organisation we are committed to making our tenants homes more energy efficient and affordable. 

We are also passionate about the planet and our role in actively reducing our impact on climate change.  We fully support the efforts of the Scottish Government to reduce Scotland’s carbon impact.  It is fantastic to be recognised for our work in the topical area of climate change.”

As a housing association Grampian is required to meet the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH) with its properties reaching a minimum energy rating of B and C.  These measures had the impact of moving previously D rated properties to B rated. 

The work helped to unlock £2 million funding from the Scottish Government via Aberdeen City Council so that private households struggling to heat their homes could also benefit from insulation alongside the Association’s tenants.

Solar panels were also installed on properties.  A pilot project in now underway to store the excess energy generated to provide all of the household’s hot water.  Using free solar energy has the added benefit of helping tenants combat rising energy prices.

Tenants also benefit from the Association’s free energy advice project which helps them to use their heating and hot water most efficiently, saving as much of their income as possible and contributing to reducing their fuel bills.

Energy efficiency measures in the Association’s office also helped to secure the win.  In the first year alone, it is estimated that new LED office lighting will save Grampian in excess of £3,000, approximately £9 per day.  New boilers are contributing to a reduction in gas consumption leading to further energy savings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other finalists in the Eco Hero category were Aberkil (pest control) and Dab Den Ltd (architects of environmentally friendly buildings).

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