East Lothian Council



800-home Haddington development continues with new site start

Work to deliver 800 new homes and a new primary school at one of the gateways into Haddington is well under way with a number of developers on site at various stages of construction.

Published 21 June 2019

National recognition for East Lothian Local Development Plan

East Lothian Council’s Local Development Plan (LDP) has been commended at a prestigious planning industry awards ceremony.

Published 30 April 2019

Novus appointed to £500,000 East Lothian Council framework

Novus Property Solutions has been appointed to a £500,000 framework for East Lothian Council which will see the contractor complete medical adaptions work in homes for vulnerable residents.

Published 26 April 2019

‘Huge disappointment’ for LAR as East Lothian housing plans rejected

Housing charity LAR has spoken of its disappointment that after a planning application for affordable homes was rejected by East Lothian Council.

Published 5 April 2019

Innovative peer flatmate scheme gets East Lothian go-ahead

East Lothian Council has been awarded funding of £307,000 to develop an innovative Peer Flatmate Scheme aimed at improving options for care-experienced young people by pairing them up with local students for peer support.

Published 3 April 2019

East Lothian Council takes legal action after noise complaints

East Lothian Council has taken legal action against two of its tenants following a number of noise complaints.

Published 29 March 2019

East Lothian councillors give green light for 1,500 new homes

East Lothian Council has approved plans for 1,500 new homes as part of a new development in Musselburgh.

Published 27 March 2019

East Lothian Council approves new housing allocations policy

A new housing allocations policy has been agreed by East Lothian Council after a full consultation showed significant majority support for each of the proposed changes to the existing policy.

Published 13 March 2019

£171m to be spent on East Lothian council homes

East Lothian councillors have agreed to spend more than £171 million over the next five years on building new council housing and modernising existing stock.

Published 13 February 2019

East Lothian tenants face rents and council tax increase

Council tax and housing rents in East Lothian are set to increase after the local authority’s 2019/20 budget plans were approved by elected members.

Published 13 February 2019

East Lothian Council recognised for planning excellence

East Lothian Council’s Local Development Plan (LDP) has been nominated for a prestigious planning industry award.

Published 11 February 2019

East Lothian in £7m bid to address homelessness challenges

East Lothian Council is requesting £7 million from the Scottish Government in a bid to address significant homelessness challenges across the county.

Published 23 January 2019

Latest 260-home phase of Hallhill development to go on show to public

The public are being invited to view latest proposals by Hallhill Developments Limited for a residential and recreational development at Hallhill in Dunbar.

Published 11 January 2019

Scotland’s first affordable rented homes built without government subsidy launched

Work will start today on fifty affordable rented homes in Dunbar that will be built without any government subsidy thanks to a unique finance model developed by East Lothian Council and its partners.

Published 14 November 2018

East Lothian Council ‘making good progress as testing times lie ahead’

East Lothian Council has improved significantly but faces big challenges with a rising population, according to the local authority watchdog.

Published 2 November 2018