Midlothian Council



Midlothian Council defers rent increase

Midlothian Council has decided to defer a planned rents increase for council tenants due to the impact of the Covid -19 pandemic on households in the area and the expected recession.

Published 25 February 2021

Midlothian Council to buy house for specialist care for children

Midlothian Council has agreed to purchase a house to support children aged between 5 and 12-years-of-age who are unable to live in a family setting.

Published 24 February 2021

Hart Builders to deliver 265 new homes for Midlothian Council

Hart Builders is to work with Midlothian Council to deliver 265 new homes in the region in support of the council’s Local Housing Strategy.

Published 19 February 2021

Midlothian Council signs up to Housing and Dementia Framework

CIH Scotland's Housing and Dementia Framework has gained Midlothian Council as a new signatory.

Published 27 January 2021

Passivhaus council homes in Dalkeith given green light

Midlothian Council's plans for a residential and retail development in Dalkeith have been given the green light.

Published 18 January 2021

Poverty grants now available to Midlothian community groups

Community groups, charities and social enterprises can now apply for a Midlothian Council grant of between £5,000 and £20,000 to help tackle poverty.

Published 7 January 2021

Midlothian Council launches housing strategy consultation

Midlothian Council is seeking feedback on its Local Housing Strategy 2021-2026 so it can be finalised and implemented in February 2021.

Published 3 December 2020

Work begins on new council homes in Newtongrange 

Hart Builders has secured a £10.4 million contract to build a new affordable housing development on behalf of Midlothian Council.

Published 19 November 2020

External auditors praise financial management at Midlothian Council

Midlothian Council has been rated highly for its financial management and governance and transparency by external auditors EY.

Published 18 November 2020

Midlothian Council and Vattenfall launch new energy services company

A 50/50 joint venture energy services company between Vattenfall and Midlothian Council has been launched to deliver low carbon energy projects across the area.

Published 16 November 2020

Midlothian Council launches independent living project for care-experienced young people

The children's services department of Midlothian Council launched its new Fulfilled Lives project yesterday which will provide support for care-experienced young people living independently. 

Published 29 October 2020

Council plan to bring Passivhaus homes to Dalkeith

Midlothian Council has submitted plans for a residential and retail development in Dalkeith.

Published 21 September 2020

Midlothian Council agrees climate change action plan

Councillors have agreed an action plan and strategy for Midlothian Council to become carbon neutral by 2030.

Published 31 August 2020

Midlothian Council 'pleased' with affordable housing progress

Midlothian Council's affordable house building programme is "progressing well" despite the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, councillors were told this week.

Published 28 August 2020

Midlothian Council agrees £16m investment in 100 new build homes

Midlothian Council has agreed more than £16 million of additional money from the Housing Revenue Account will be used to buy 100 new build homes for council housing from developers.

Published 26 August 2020