East Lothian Council members yesterday approved an amendment tabled by the Administration to freeze rent on council properties for the year 2021/22. Councillors also approved a capital budget of almost £30 million for 2021/22 for modernising existing council housing & investing in new coun
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East Lothian Council cabinet members have approved a decision for the council to buy a discounted home and change the tenure to mid-market rent to ensure the unit remained affordable. Since 2015, the council has secured a number of properties in new developments across East Lothian for low cost
In accordance with East Lothian Council’s approved budget development framework, a draft budget proposal for 2021/22 has been presented by the ruling administration to the council's cabinet. At this point in time the expected grant settlement to the council from central government, which provi
A year after East Lothian Council’s Climate Change Strategy 2020-2025 was launched, the first annual update was noted and approved at this week's cabinet meeting. The Climate Change Strategy sets out East Lothian Council’s commitment to tackling the Climate Emergency at a local level and
In a report published this week, which details East Lothian Council’s progress in reducing its corporate carbon footprint, a reduction in the council’s carbon footprint of 2.5% to 14,630 tCO2e (tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent) was achieved in 2019/20, down from 15,007 tCO2e in 2018/1
East Lothian Council colleagues were delighted to be part of this year’s East Lothian Tenants and Residents Panel (ELTRP) awards ceremony which, of course, had to be done a little differently. Instead of a traditional event, guests gathered on Zoom to hear about the achievements of the panel,
The first appointments have been made to East Lothian Council’s new chief officer structure. Delivering a recurring saving of £28,000 per annum, the new structure is designed to ensure that the council has the leadership capacity to deliver on local priorities and develop increasingly ef
Affordable homes including new council houses, have been delivered across East Lothian this year.
East Lothian Council has agreed to publish the fifth Tenant Participation Strategy, a national legal requirement which sets out how the council, as a landlord, will engage with its tenants. The strategy ensures a two-way flow of information between tenants and the council. It sets out what informati
Intensive family support services across South East Scotland are receiving a boost from the City Region Deal. The deal’s Intensive Family Support Service will help families in areas of chronic worklessness and poverty, bringing together the third sector and all six local authorities in South E
Taylor Wimpey East Scotland and Mactaggart & Mickel have secured detailed planning permission from East Lothian Council for a residential development on land at Letham Holdings in Haddington.
East Lothian Council has today launched a new project which will offer affordable, sustainable and fair energy for all residents as part of a joint commitment to help eradicate fuel poverty. Powered by People’s Energy, the UK’s only community interest company energy supplier,&n
East Lothian Council has granted full planning permission for a 250-home development in Whitecraig, while an application for a care village at North Berwick was rejected. In 2018, planning permission in principle was granted for a development of 250 homes east of Cowpits Road.
East Lothian Council is seeking views on its proposal to turn the site of a former care home in Tranent into a development of new council homes.
East Lothian Council has granted planning permission in principle plans for 142 new homes to the northwest of Macmerry