Short Term Changes for Short Term Lets: Update: Control Zone for Badenoch and Strathspey
As reported in our previous update, as part of The Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Short-term Lets) Order 2022, local authorities will be able to introduce short-term let controlled zones, meaning planning permission will be needed to run a short-term let in certain areas, in addition to a short-term lettings licence.
The Scottish Government has since been asked to approve such a control zone for Badenoch and Strathspey. Highland Council has already approved the zoning, following a six week consultation, given concerns regarding lack of housing for people who want to live and work in the area. If this were to be approved, Badenoch and Strathspey would only be the second short-term let control zone in Scotland. Edinburgh was approved as a short-term let control zone earlier this year, as the rise and rise of short term lets in the capital has been a long-standing concern for both the City of Edinburgh Council and residents alike.
If the Scottish Government approve the control zone, planning permission will be needed to run short-term lets in the likes of Aviemore, Kingussie, Newtonmore and Carrbridge.”
Author: Yasmin Myles – Associate