East Lothian Council



Joint project to support domestic abuse victims facing homelessness in East Lothian

A joint project between Women's Aid East & Midlothian (WAEML), East Lothian Housing Association (ELHA) and East Lothian Council has received a two-year grant from the Scottish Government's Third Sector Homelessness Fund.

Published 7 June 2021

East Lothian agrees council house allocation targets

East Lothian Council’s Cabinet has agreed allocations targets for council houses for the next year.

Published 26 May 2021

Taylor Wimpey makes detailed planning application for further development of new homes in Wallyford

Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has submitted an Approval of Matters specified in Conditions (AMC) application to East Lothian Council for the provision of a further development of new homes on land at Futures Way in Wallyford, East Lothian.

Published 21 April 2021

Blindwells development to help meet demand for affordable homes  

One of Scotland’s largest residential developments will soon be offering much-needed new affordable housing for residents in East Lothian.

Published 12 April 2021

East Lothian Council appoints Wendy McGuire as head of housing

East Lothian Council has appointed Wendy McGuire as its new head of housing. 

Published 23 March 2021

Tenants move into new homes for veterans in Cockenzie

A group of veterans have moved into brand new properties specially created for Armed Forces personnel at Osborne Terrace in Cockenzie, East Lothian.

Published 4 March 2021

East Lothian Council freezes council tax as 2021/22 budget is agreed

East Lothian Council has announced that council tax will be frozen in the year ahead as it approved its budget for 2021/22.

Published 3 March 2021

East Lothian Council approves rent freeze and £30m housing investment

East Lothian Council members yesterday approved an amendment tabled by the Administration to freeze rent on council properties for the year 2021/22.

Published 24 February 2021

East Lothian Council approves purchase of home for mid-market rent

East Lothian Council cabinet members have approved a decision for the council to buy a discounted home and change the tenure to mid-market rent to ensure the unit remained affordable.

Published 21 January 2021

East Lothian Council considers budget proposals

In accordance with East Lothian Council’s approved budget development framework, a draft budget proposal for 2021/22 has been presented by the ruling administration to the council's cabinet.

Published 20 January 2021

East Lothian Council reveals climate change strategy update

A year after East Lothian Council’s Climate Change Strategy 2020-2025 was launched, the first annual update was noted and approved at this week's cabinet meeting.

Published 20 January 2021

East Lothian Council continues to reduce its carbon footprint

In a report published this week, which details East Lothian Council’s progress in reducing its corporate carbon footprint, a reduction in the council’s carbon footprint of 2.5% to 14,630 tCO2e (tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent) was achieved in 2019/20, down from 15,007 tCO2e in 2018/19.

Published 8 January 2021

Awards and recognition at East Lothian Tenants Panel ‘Sparkle Awards’

East Lothian Council colleagues were delighted to be part of this year’s East Lothian Tenants and Residents Panel (ELTRP) awards ceremony which, of course, had to be done a little differently.

Published 24 December 2020

New chief officer structure unveiled at East Lothian Council

The first appointments have been made to East Lothian Council’s new chief officer structure.

Published 8 December 2020

New affordable homes available across East Lothian

Affordable homes including new council houses, have been delivered across East Lothian this year.

Published 2 December 2020