East Lothian Council



£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

East Lothian Council approves 2020/21 budget

East Lothian Council approved its 2020/21 budget yesterday agreeing an increase in council tax of 4.84%.

Published 4 March 2020

East Lothian agrees £174m council housing investment

Councillors in East Lothian have agreed to spend more than £174 million over the next five years on building new council housing and modernising existing stock.

Published 26 February 2020

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