East Lothian Council has agreed its council budget for 2023/24, with council tax set to increase by 7% and council rents to rise by 5%.
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Thirty new council flats and houses are now under construction in Pencaitland, the first new council homes to be built in the village since 1985. Cruden Building Scotland, part of the wider Cruden Group, has started work on the energy efficient homes, which are funded by East Lothian Council's capit
The progression of a Flood Protection Scheme to reduce the flood risk to properties and wider infrastructure of Musselburgh continues with the commencement of the public consultations on the Outline Design in February 2023.
East Lothian Council has decided to decommission Eskgreen Care Home in Musselburgh in light of a paper highlighting extensive refurbishment works required at the facility. On 30 May 2022, the Care Inspectorate carried out a routine visit at Eskgreen Care Home. The resulting
East Lothian Council has refused planning permission for almost 200 new homes in Tranent with councillors calling for more power to protect land set aside for business use.
East Lothian Council has lodged a Pre Application Notice (PAN) for the masterplan to redevelop the former Herdmanflat Hospital in Haddington. Affordable housing for older people that will assist in meeting East Lothian’s growing demand is being prioritised for the land.
A consultation has been launched giving people in East Lothian the chance to have their say on the council’s budget priorities. The consultation highlights that, like other local authorities across Scotland, East Lothian Council is facing unprecedented budget challenges due to constrained fund
A new £1 million energy fund to help residents in East Lothian heat their homes this winter has opened for applications. The partnership between Community Windpower, Advice Direct Scotland and East Lothian Council is open to people in the county struggling with their bills.
East Lothian residents are £124,000 a year better off following an East Lothian Council campaign to encourage everyone to check they were claiming all the financial support they were entitled to. The month-long, targeted campaign was launched in response to the increased cost of living and aim
Urgent mitigation measures are to be taken by East Lothian Council to address the deteriorating financial position affecting local government. The council, along with other local authorities, is currently dealing with very significant external pressures such as rising utility and energy costs as wel
A new £1 million energy fund is to be launched in East Lothian to support the region’s most vulnerable residents. The partnership between Community Windpower, Advice Direct Scotland and East Lothian Council has been set up ahead of Christmas as energy bills continue to soar.
East Lothian Council’s Cabinet has agreed to launch a rent level consultation for council tenants. East Lothian Council took the decision to freeze rents for the past two years due to the impact of Covid-19 on households and it was also agreed that rents would then increase by five per cent fo
Changes to vehicular and pedestrian access in and around the site of a new residential development at Wallyford have been agreed by East Lothian Council’s Planning Committee. A total of 87 houses are to be built by Dandara, as part of the wider continuing new development at Wall
Recovery and renewal from the COVID-19 pandemic, reducing poverty and inequality and responding to the Climate Emergency are the three over-arching objectives of the new East Lothian Council Plan. Approved by elected members at last week's full meeting, the 2022-27 Council Plan sets out the high lev
The main findings of the latest East Lothian 2021 Residents’ Survey were presented at the full council meeting held on Tuesday 23 August. East Lothian Council, on behalf of East Lothian Partnership, commissioned Research Resource to carry out the 2021 Residents’ Survey which was undertak