East Lothian Council



East Lothian Council seeks help in naming new town

East Lothian Council is looking for help to choose a name for East Lothian's new town.

Published 1 November 2019

LAR gets green light for East Lothian homes following appeal

LAR Housing Trust’s bid to deliver affordable homes on a site in East Lothian will go ahead after a Scottish Government Reporter dismissed the local authority’s planning refusal.

Published 2 October 2019

New homelessness legislation will have ‘significant impact’ on prevention efforts, council warns

East Lothian Council has expressed concern that changing legislation and a gap in funding could hamper its efforts to tackle homelessness.

Published 12 September 2019

Green light for 150 new homes in Gullane

East Lothian Council has granted full permission for 150 new homes on a site at the southern side of Gullane.

Published 12 September 2019

Veterans Minister Graeme Day visits housing development for disabled veterans

Veterans Minister Graeme Day has visited a development for disabled veterans being built in East Lothian.

Published 7 August 2019

Councillors approve raft of housing developments in East Lothian

East Lothian Council has given the green light to a number of planning applications which could deliver more than 950 homes in total.

Published 3 July 2019

800-home Haddington development continues with new site start

Work to deliver 800 new homes and a new primary school at one of the gateways into Haddington is well under way with a number of developers on site at various stages of construction.

Published 21 June 2019

National recognition for East Lothian Local Development Plan

East Lothian Council’s Local Development Plan (LDP) has been commended at a prestigious planning industry awards ceremony.

Published 30 April 2019

Novus appointed to £500,000 East Lothian Council framework

Novus Property Solutions has been appointed to a £500,000 framework for East Lothian Council which will see the contractor complete medical adaptions work in homes for vulnerable residents.

Published 26 April 2019

‘Huge disappointment’ for LAR as East Lothian housing plans rejected

Housing charity LAR has spoken of its disappointment that after a planning application for affordable homes was rejected by East Lothian Council.

Published 5 April 2019

Innovative peer flatmate scheme gets East Lothian go-ahead

East Lothian Council has been awarded funding of £307,000 to develop an innovative Peer Flatmate Scheme aimed at improving options for care-experienced young people by pairing them up with local students for peer support.

Published 3 April 2019

East Lothian Council takes legal action after noise complaints

East Lothian Council has taken legal action against two of its tenants following a number of noise complaints.

Published 29 March 2019

East Lothian councillors give green light for 1,500 new homes

East Lothian Council has approved plans for 1,500 new homes as part of a new development in Musselburgh.

Published 27 March 2019

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