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
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
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).
Midlothian Council has approved small grants totalling £89,000 for 35 voluntary and community organisations operating in the area. The grants, which cover the financial year from 2022 to 2023, are to support local projects that meet the priorities of the Single Midlothian Plan – to reduc
The most ambitious Passivhaus affordable housing programme in Scotland is underway in Midlothian. Midlothian Council is paving the way by building 182 green council homes of the future. All of them will meet the demanding energy-efficient building ‘Passivhaus’ standard.
Work is underway to build a 40-bedroom care complex and 46 extra care flats alongside a day-care unit in Bonnyrigg. The development on the former St Marys primary school site bounded by Polton Street, Moorfoot View and Moorfoot Place.
The leaders of two Scottish local authorities are warning of serious financial challenges ahead thanks to a Scottish Government budget that is “a bad deal for communities”. West Lothian Council leader, Lawrence Fitzpatrick, recently joined the leaders of Scotland's 32 local authorities i
Midlothian Council is pressing ahead with proposals to regenerate Dalkeith town centre after councillors approved spending to update the masterplan for the area and the business case for the improvements.
Midlothian Council has agreed that proposed annual housing rent increases be deferred for 2022/23. This follows on from last year's deferral due to the Covid-19 pandemic impact of the 3% rent increase proposed for 2021/22.
On the first anniversary of a ground-breaking Midlothian Council project, nine care-experienced young people are being supported to live independent, fulfilled lives. Eight of the young people are settled in their own rented homes while one of the boys, in temporary accommodation to see if he liked
Midlothian Council is continuing to progress with its innovative new build housing programme which is being funded through its Housing Revenue Capital Account. In the last 12 months, the council has taken on 118 homes for affordable rent to meet local housing needs. This has been achieved with