Midlothian Council

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Midlothian Council has launched its rent consultation. The consultation is open to all Midlothian Council tenants and presents options for setting next year’s rent levels to cover the period from 01 April 2023 to 31 March 2026.

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Cruden Building has been appointed by Midlothian Council to deliver 72 affordable homes at Conifer Road in Mayfield. The new homes will form part of a wider project being developed by Cruden Building and Midlothian Council comprising a total of 265 new homes within the local community.

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Yesterday, Midlothian Council approved its Rent Setting Strategy consultation to cover the period from 1 April 2023 to 2025/26. Rental charges have traditionally increased annually. In 2021, the council agreed to defer both the 2021/22 and 2022/23 rent increases of 3% following the impact of the pan

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Midlothian Council has been allocated £1.36 million from the Scottish Government to support local economic recovery and the impact of the cost of living crisis on low-income households. The funding is part of an £80m Local Authority Covid Economic Recovery Fund distributed to councils ac

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Midlothian Council is facing a budget gap of £14.4 million for 2023/24, rising to a projected £27.1m by 2027/28. In a financial update presented to a meeting of the full council on Tuesday (August 23), councillors were advised that the Scottish Government’s Resource Spending Review

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Midlothian Council’s first new build homes heated by Air Source Heat Pumps will soon be welcoming their first tenants. The first 19 homes at Dalhousie, Bonnyrigg, were handed over to the council’s housing team by Springfield Properties with a further six being completed this week. The tw

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A ‘Heat and Eat Fund’ of £279,000 to help families not eligible for Scottish Welfare support was among the first measures approved by Midlothian Council’s new Cost of Living Taskforce. Chaired by council leader Councillor Kelly Parry, the cross party group met for the first t

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Midlothian Council’s £17 million project to build new homes and a care facility on the old Dalkeith High School site is on budget and on track to finish at the end of 2022. The project is among the council’s most ambitious capital programme ever, which is seeing record investment o

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Midlothian Council is on track to meet its five-year target of having 1,000 council homes either built or under construction by the end of March 2022. The council has signed contracts with Dandara and Barratt, who are already on-site delivering 18 council homes in Shawfair and 53 council homes in Ro

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Midlothian Council has approved a balanced budget for 2022/23, with revenue spending on services next year set to be £251 million. The biggest spend will be in education (£109.7m), and health and social care (£56.4m).

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