Consultation Hub

Perth & Kinross Council and its partner organisation make decisions that affect our communities. That's why we want your thoughts and input to help with those decisions. Find all the opportunities to get involved here, and also the actions that are informed by your responses. Keep up to date with new engagement activity by subscribing to our mailing list and by following us on Facebook  or Twitter. Check out our climate change engagement activities page.

Open Consultations

Closed Consultations

  • Accessibility Strategy for all schools in Perth and Kinross Council

    This strategy is for all those involved in the education of pupils with disabilities, either as a professional, such as a member of staff within the Education Authority or associated services, or as a family member of a child or young person with a disability, or as someone who supports or... More

    Closed 13 May 2022

  • Birks of Aberfeldy Management Plan Public Consultation

    We are consulting on a new Management Plan for the Birks of Aberfeldy. This Plan will guide our management of the site for the next 5 years and has been drawn up in consultation with the Birks of Aberfeldy Community Group, Nature Scot and others. We’re consulting now as we would like a... More

    Closed 17 April 2022

  • Lease of Land 0.140 Acres, Weighbridge Site, Harbour Road, Perth

    The aim of the consultation is to provide an opportunity to comment on the proposal for a lease to be granted to Calport Limited of an area of land extending to 0.140 acres together with weighbridge and associated buildings at Harbour Road Perth. This is to replace an existing lease to... More

    Closed 14 April 2022

  • Perth Surface Water Management Plan - Community Survey

    We are keen to consult with residents and businesses in Perth with regards to surface water flooding. Surface water flooding typically occurs when rainwater does not drain away through the normal drainage systems or soak into the ground but lies on or flows over the ground... More

    Closed 1 April 2022

  • Tenant Satisfaction Survey 2022

    Perth & Kinross Council Housing Services is committed to listening to you and using your views to continually improve the services we provide. To help us achieve this we regularly carry out tenant satisfaction surveys. The survey asks for your views on the services we... More

    Closed 31 March 2022

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We asked

We asked for your views on local housing need in Perth and Kinross as we begin the process of producing a new Local Housing Strategy for 2022-27.

You said

An overview of the responses, as well as the full detailed results, are available in the results section of the consultation.

We did

All of the responses gathered will be analysed and will help to inform the creation of a new Local Housing Strategy for the next five years.

We asked

Whether you are satisfied with the proposed changes o the Loch Leven Special Protection Area and Ramsar Site Guidance. 

You said

Responses from statutory agencies were of a technical nature. There were no responses from the general public.

We did

The suggested corrections have been adopted into the draft guidance. Following consultation further minor technical changes have been included. These changes will be consulted on again before the final adoption of the guidance.  Please continue to use the adopted guidance in the meantime.

We asked

We asked all 7,760 of our tenant households to choose from three rent level increase options for 2022/23. The three options we put forward were based on what tenants told us their investment priorities were during engagement with them throughout the previous 12 months.

Our Rent Level voting form sent to all tenants explained what investment in Housing Services would be possible under all three of the options: 

  • A 3% increase
  • A 3.5% increase
  • A 4% increase

 

You said

A total of 2,177 tenants responded to the consultation – almost 30% of our tenants. This was the biggest ever response to our annual rent level survey, and compares to 1,282 responses last year.

Over half of tenants said they preferred the option of a 3% increase: 

  • A 3% increase (54% of tenants chose this)
  • A 3.5% increase (29%)
  • A 4% increase (17%)

We did

A report went to Housing and Commuinities Committee on January 24th 2022 recommending a 3% increase in rent levels for 2022/23, in line with the views of tenants, 

This was approved by elected members on the committee.

The 3% increase will allow us to make new and increased investment in:

  • Resources to help us achieve a net-zero carbon emissions housing stock (£133,000).
  • Our Tenancy Sustainment Fund, which supports tenants who are suffering financial hardship and struggling to pay their rent. This will rise by £50,000 to £200,000. 
  • Buying back ex-Council properties to increase our housing stock. An additional £15 million will be invested over the next over five years.
  • Covering increasing costs of buying stock for repairs and improvements (£220,000). 
  • Electrical Inspection Condition Reports (EICR). We are now legally required to ensure all tenants’ homes have an EICR to confirm they meet electrical standards. We must test all of our properties every 5 years which will involve additional costs of £185,000.

Elected members also decided to invest an additional £38,000 in preventing and tackling anti-social behaviour.

The rent increase takes effect on Monday 4th April 2022.