Midlothian Council



Taylor Wimpey submits application for Bonnyrigg development

Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has submitted an application for planning permission in principle to Midlothian Council for the provision of around 1,000 new homes at Dalhousie Chesters, Bonnyrigg.

Published 10 March 2020

Ministers reject Midlothian planning appeal

Scottish Ministers have rejected an appeal to build houses on the greenbelt in Dalkeith.

Published 13 February 2020

New partnership gears up to bring low carbon heating to Midlothian homes

Swedish energy group Vattenfall has been selected by Midlothian Council as its energy partner in a 50/50 joint venture set to drive the shift towards low carbon living in the region.

Published 12 February 2020

Midlothian Council agrees Council Tax and budget

Midlothian Council has unanimously agreed the budget for the year ahead which it said will provide much-needed certainty to residents, staff and organisations who rely on council services and funding despite a further cut in core funding from the Scottish Government.

Published 12 February 2020

Landmark agreement launched to create exemplar new town at Shawfair

The developers behind the new town of Shawfair have committed to a landmark Sustainable Growth Agreement (SGA) that will accelerate the delivery of a well-designed, sustainable community that promotes wellbeing and healthy lifestyles.

Published 20 December 2019

Revised housing plans lodged at Midlothian nursing home

Plans have been submitted to convert a former nursing home in Loanhead into 20 new homes.

Published 5 December 2019

Midlothian Council agrees further budget savings

Midlothian Council has confirmed further saving measures designed to help balance its budget.

Published 11 October 2019

Cleland Sneddon appointed as South Lanarkshire Council's new chief executive

South Lanarkshire Council has appointed Cleland Sneddon as its new chief executive.

Published 24 September 2019

Taylor Wimpey to hold public consultation for development in Bilston

Taylor Wimpey East Scotland and Hallam Land Management are planning to hold a public consultation for the development of more land at Seafield Road in Bilston.

Published 28 August 2019

Land sale puts Shawfair on course for more than 1,000 new homes

Stewart Milne Homes has become the sixth housebuilder to sign-up for the Shawfair project after developers behind the new town concluded the sale of a 16.1-acre (6.5-hectare) plot of land.

Published 8 August 2019

Midlothian Council ‘needs urgent financial strategy’ to make progress on big challenges

Midlothian Council needs to deal with a “significant budget shortfall” as it faces further pressures as Scotland’s fastest-growing council, the local government public spending watchdog has said.

Published 4 July 2019

More homes in the pipeline after councillors approve Midlothian masterplans

Councillors in Midlothian have approved masterplans to regenerate Newtongrange centre and Stobhill and Lady Victoria business centre.

Published 27 June 2019

Midlothian Council expected to save more than £7m with new financial strategy

Midlothian Council is expected to save more than £7 million after councillors agreed its first Medium Term Financial Strategy.

Published 26 June 2019

Construction starts at Taylor Wimpey’s latest development in Bilston

Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has announced that pre-construction and the enabling works for a development of 191 new homes at its Pentland Green development in Bilston will officially start in the next few weeks.

Published 29 May 2019

Lynda Ross: The demolished development and the silent clock

A dispute about a demolished housing development in Midlothian has shown how a claim against consultants can be time barred before it is even known that there is a claim to be pursued. Is it time to change the law? The Scottish Government already has. It has passed the Prescription (Scotland) Act 2018 and the date for it coming into force is awaited.

Published 28 March 2019