East Lothian Council



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

East Lothian Council publishes tenant participation strategy

East Lothian Council has agreed to publish the fifth Tenant Participation Strategy, a national legal requirement which sets out how the council, as a landlord, will engage with its tenants.

Published 11 November 2020

City Region Deal provides help for family support services across South East Scotland

Intensive family support services across South East Scotland are receiving a boost from the City Region Deal.

Published 21 October 2020

Planning permission secured for 270 new homes in Haddington

Taylor Wimpey East Scotland and Mactaggart & Mickel have secured detailed planning permission from East Lothian Council for a residential development on land at Letham Holdings in Haddington.

Published 9 October 2020

East Lothian Council partners with People’s Energy to tackle fuel poverty

East Lothian Council has today launched a new project which will offer affordable, sustainable and fair energy for all residents as part of a joint commitment to help eradicate fuel poverty.

Published 20 August 2020

Permission granted for 250 homes in Whitecraig but North Berwick care village refused

East Lothian Council has granted full planning permission for a 250-home development in Whitecraig, while an application for a care village at North Berwick was rejected.

Published 20 August 2020

Views sought on council housing plan for former Fa’side Lodge site

East Lothian Council is seeking views on its proposal to turn the site of a former care home in Tranent into a development of new council homes.

Published 5 August 2020

Councillors approve new housing developments in Macmerry, Dunbar and Blindwells

East Lothian Council has granted planning permission in principle plans for 142 new homes to the northwest of Macmerry

Published 25 June 2020

£3m community partnership funding awarded to East Lothian organisations

Almost £3 million of community partnership funding has been awarded to third sector and other community organisations in East Lothian for 2020/21.

Published 2 June 2020

New biodiversity and sustainability standards agreed for East Lothian homes

East Lothian Council has approved a document which sets out design standards for new housing developments in the region, including ensuring developments are as close to carbon neutral as possible and take into account biodiversity and the environment.

Published 29 May 2020

New affordable homes set for Tranent as council approves raft of housing applications

East Lothian Council has granted detailed planning permission for the first of three affordable housing developments on the Windygoul site in Tranent.

Published 20 May 2020

East Lothian chief executive thanks community for COVID-19 support

Monica Patterson, chief executive of East Lothian Council, has thanked the region's resilient community groups for their ongoing support during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Published 5 May 2020