East Lothian Council



East Lothian Council approves new housing allocations policy

A new housing allocations policy has been agreed by East Lothian Council after a full consultation showed significant majority support for each of the proposed changes to the existing policy.

Published 13 March 2019

£171m to be spent on East Lothian council homes

East Lothian councillors have agreed to spend more than £171 million over the next five years on building new council housing and modernising existing stock.

Published 13 February 2019

East Lothian tenants face rents and council tax increase

Council tax and housing rents in East Lothian are set to increase after the local authority’s 2019/20 budget plans were approved by elected members.

Published 13 February 2019

East Lothian Council recognised for planning excellence

East Lothian Council’s Local Development Plan (LDP) has been nominated for a prestigious planning industry award.

Published 11 February 2019

East Lothian in £7m bid to address homelessness challenges

East Lothian Council is requesting £7 million from the Scottish Government in a bid to address significant homelessness challenges across the county.

Published 23 January 2019

Latest 260-home phase of Hallhill development to go on show to public

The public are being invited to view latest proposals by Hallhill Developments Limited for a residential and recreational development at Hallhill in Dunbar.

Published 11 January 2019

Scotland’s first affordable rented homes built without government subsidy launched

Work will start today on fifty affordable rented homes in Dunbar that will be built without any government subsidy thanks to a unique finance model developed by East Lothian Council and its partners.

Published 14 November 2018

East Lothian Council ‘making good progress as testing times lie ahead’

East Lothian Council has improved significantly but faces big challenges with a rising population, according to the local authority watchdog.

Published 2 November 2018

Taylor Wimpey to build 100 new homes in East Lothian

Property developer Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has secured planning permission for more than 100 new homes in East Lothian.

Published 16 October 2018

Plans for 68 new homes approved in East Lothian

A planning application for 68 homes at Dunbar has been given the green light by East Lothian Council.

Published 10 October 2018

Scottish Government approves East Lothian Local Development Plan

East Lothian Council can now proceed with providing land for more than 10,000 new homes after the East Lothian Local Development Plan 2018 (ELLDP 2018) was approved by the Scottish Government.

Published 9 October 2018

Housing minister opens new LAR development in East Lothian

Housing minister Kevin Stewart MSP has officially opened LAR Housing Trust’s first ever design and build development.

Published 3 October 2018

Dunedin Canmore completes first homes in new East Lothian village

The first phase of a major expansion of an East Lothian village has taken shape and residents are delighted with their spacious new homes.

Published 12 September 2018

Scottish churches launch 'starter packs' for East Lothian homeless

Scottish Churches Housing Action (SCHA), in association with Recycling First, Fresh Start and East Lothian Council, has launched a new venture to provide starter packs to people who become or are at risk of homelessness within East Lothian.

Published 13 June 2018

CCG to continue East Lothian maintenance programme

CCG Asset Management has been directly awarded the next phase of East Lothian Council’s planned maintenance programme following on from a successful contract in 2017.

Published 30 May 2018