East Lothian Council



East Lothian Council approves climate change strategy

A five-year strategy to tackle the climate crisis has been approved by East Lothian Council.

Published 22 January 2020

Taylor Wimpey East Scotland secures planning for new homes in Wallyford

Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has secured detailed planning permission from East Lothian Council for the development of 69 new homes at St Clements Wells in Wallyford.

Published 16 January 2020

Former North Lanarkshire housing lead Monica Patterson set for East Lothian chief executive role

Monica Patterson has been named preferred candidate for the role of East Lothian Council’s new chief executive.

Published 20 December 2019

East Lothian new town named Blindwells

Blindwells has been approved as the name of East Lothian’s new settlement.

Published 20 December 2019

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