East Lothian Council

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East Lothian Council’s Cabinet has given the go-ahead for public consultation to begin on a new Local Housing Strategy (LHS) for 2024-29. Each local authority in Scotland has a statutory duty to prepare a Local Housing Strategy for their area, supported by an assessment of need and demand of h

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A new report highlighting the escalating financial challenges facing East Lothian Council has been presented to elected members. Despite previous efficiencies, budget measures and increases in council tax, the local authority's report into its in-year financial position and longer-term outlook

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East Lothian Council has launched a new grant fund to support the early stages of project development for community groups and organisations. The UKSPF Regeneration Project Development Fund has been developed through the UK Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), part of the wider &lsq

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East Lothian Council has made changes to proposals for the redevelopment of the former Herdmanflat hospital site in Haddington following a three-month public consultation. The council purchased the site from NHS Lothian in April 2020 with support from the Scottish Government, when the hospital&

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People in East Lothian are being given an opportunity to have their say in response to consultations focused on plans to support the council’s vision of an even more prosperous, safe and sustainable county, with a dynamic and thriving economy that enables people and communities to flourish.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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