Initial designs for the Musselburgh Flood Protection Scheme are to be presented at a public event next month.
East Lothian Council
East Lothian Council's leader has written to Scotland’s deputy first minister and cabinet secretary for finance highlighting the "perfect and escalating financial storm" facing the local authority. Councillor Norman Hampshire has requested an urgent cross-party meeting with Shona Robison MSP t
The community alarm activation and emergency out-of-hours phone call service provided by East Lothian Council on behalf of Scottish Borders Council has been awarded a gold standard for delivery of their service. Following a recent rigorous inspection, including interviewing senior managers and call
New discretionary charges for East Lothian Council’s Planning Service have now come into force. Agreed by the council's cabinet last month, the new charges came into force on 1st April.
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%.
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.