Midlothian Council



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

Midlothian Council to host online housing consultation sessions

Midlothian Council is due to hold an online consultation session on a draft Local Housing Strategy (LHS) to cover the period 2020-2025.

Published 7 August 2020

New plan announced for Midlothian allotments and community growing spaces

Midlothian Council has approved plans which could see local community groups turn areas of publicly owned land in places like health centres and parks into growing spaces for food.

Published 18 June 2020

Taylor Wimpey submits application for Bonnyrigg development

Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has submitted an application for planning permission in principle to Midlothian Council for the provision of around 1,000 new homes at Dalhousie Chesters, Bonnyrigg.

Published 10 March 2020

Ministers reject Midlothian planning appeal

Scottish Ministers have rejected an appeal to build houses on the greenbelt in Dalkeith.

Published 13 February 2020

New partnership gears up to bring low carbon heating to Midlothian homes

Swedish energy group Vattenfall has been selected by Midlothian Council as its energy partner in a 50/50 joint venture set to drive the shift towards low carbon living in the region.

Published 12 February 2020

Midlothian Council agrees Council Tax and budget

Midlothian Council has unanimously agreed the budget for the year ahead which it said will provide much-needed certainty to residents, staff and organisations who rely on council services and funding despite a further cut in core funding from the Scottish Government.

Published 12 February 2020

Landmark agreement launched to create exemplar new town at Shawfair

The developers behind the new town of Shawfair have committed to a landmark Sustainable Growth Agreement (SGA) that will accelerate the delivery of a well-designed, sustainable community that promotes wellbeing and healthy lifestyles.

Published 20 December 2019