Economic Development and Planning

People deserve to live in a community where there is economic growth and employment opportunities for all. Economic Development and Growth Outcomes include:

  • Employment opportunities for all.
  • People have satisfying, secure and suitable work.
  • People live in a community with a thriving, expanding economy.
  • People have the means to support themselves and their families with a standard of living that enables them to participate in society after paying all necessary bills.

Service Information

For more information on Economic Development and Planning Services within the Comhairle please follow the links below.

Business Services

Planning and Building

Jobs, Training and Volunteering

Economic Development and Business Support

Planning Service

Benefits and Grants

Performance Information

SDS Current and Future Skills Demand 2018 - Eilean Siar (96.9kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

SLAED Indicators Framework Report 2017-18 – Eilean Siar (191.2kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Comhairle’s Planning Performance Framework Annual Reports 

Planning Customer Satisfaction Survey & Results

Building Standards Performance Indicators

Building Standards Customer Satisfaction Survey

Economic Development and Planning - A Local Perspective (597.9kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Additional Information

SLAED (Scottish Local Authorities Economic Development) Indicators Framework (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Local Government Benchmarking Framework (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Procurement: Overview and Performance

Planning: How Our Performance Compares to Other Local Authorities (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Local Development Plan

Outer Hebrides Local Housing Strategy 2011-2016