East Lothian Council

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The establishment of a new cross-party Climate Change and Sustainability Forum was approved at yesterday's full East Lothian Council meeting. In 2020 East Lothian Council published its Climate Change Strategy which sets out the council’s commitment to tackling the Climate Emergency at a local

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An update on progress towards developing a flood protection scheme for Musselburgh was presented to the full East Lothian Council meeting yesterday. Elected members were advised on progress made to date since the ‘Preferred Scheme’ was approved by Cabinet in January 2020.

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East Lothian Council and its partners has taken ownership of an initial ten properties at the Blindwells site, with a further 11 due to be handed over later this month and the remaining 39 due to complete this financial year. The homes were built by Cruden Homes and are a mix of two, three and four-

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East Lothian Council is preparing a new Local Housing Strategy (LHS) which will set out how housing and housing services will be delivered in the area for the next five years (2023-28). Varrying out a range of engagement activities to gather views from people living in all types of housing in East L

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CCG Asset Management, the planned maintenance division of the CCG Group, has commenced a major kitchen replacement contract on behalf of East Lothian Council. A total of 300 households located in Trannent, Musselburgh, and Haddington are to benefit from new kitchens and associated decorative works t

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East Lothian Council has launched a survey about the operation of the private rented sector and its role in meeting housing need locally. The survey will help the council, and partners, to understand more about the type, condition and costs of private rented accommodation; as well as the needs of te

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Three planning applications relating to new homes and infrastructure at Blindwells were yesterday given the green light by East Lothian Council’s planning committee. An application detailing the road and footpath network, cycle path, landscaping and drainage infrastructure for Phase Two o

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An Outline Council Plan for a five year period, 2022-27 was agreed at a meeting held yesterday by East Lothian Council. It was further agreed that a final Council Plan will be presented for approval by the Council following the local government elections in May.

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