Midlothian Council

Midlothian Council ‘needs urgent financial strategy’ to make progress on big challenges

Midlothian Council needs to deal with a “significant budget shortfall” as it faces further pressures as Scotland’s fastest-growing council, the local government public spending watchdog has said.

Published 4 July 2019

More homes in the pipeline after councillors approve Midlothian masterplans

Councillors in Midlothian have approved masterplans to regenerate Newtongrange centre and Stobhill and Lady Victoria business centre.

Published 27 June 2019

Midlothian Council expected to save more than £7m with new financial strategy

Midlothian Council is expected to save more than £7 million after councillors agreed its first Medium Term Financial Strategy.

Published 26 June 2019

Construction starts at Taylor Wimpey’s latest development in Bilston

Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has announced that pre-construction and the enabling works for a development of 191 new homes at its Pentland Green development in Bilston will officially start in the next few weeks.

Published 29 May 2019

Lynda Ross: The demolished development and the silent clock

A dispute about a demolished housing development in Midlothian has shown how a claim against consultants can be time barred before it is even known that there is a claim to be pursued. Is it time to change the law? The Scottish Government already has. It has passed the Prescription (Scotland) Act 2018 and the date for it coming into force is awaited.

Published 28 March 2019

Council leader expresses disappointment at Midlothian gas ruling

The leader of Midlothian Council said he is “profoundly disappointed and frustrated” by a Court of Session decision to dismiss a £12 million legal claim against one of two companies advising on a failed Gorebridge housing development.

Published 22 March 2019

Council’s £12m damages claim against engineers over botched social housing development dismissed

A Scottish local authority which sued engineering contractors over a failed social housing development that had to be demolished for health and safety reasons has had its £12 million damages claim dismissed.

Published 21 March 2019

Plans to tackle homelessness in Midlothian approved

Midlothian Council has approved its Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan to help end rough sleeping in the region.

Published 4 January 2019

Midlothian Council to consult on review of housing allocations policy

Midlothian Council is launching a review of its Housing Allocation Policy in early 2019.

Published 4 January 2019

Midlothian parents become first tenancy graduates in Scotland

Midlothian parents became the first graduates in Scotland to complete a recognised qualification in becoming a tenant and keeping that tenancy.

Published 13 December 2018

Midlothian Council to progress plans for new homeless accommodation

Midlothian Council has agreed to progress with plans to convert an office building in Jarnac Court, Dalkeith, into temporary accommodation for homeless households following the conclusion of a consultation with the local community.

Published 3 October 2018

Housing minister opens Melville’s first Bonnyrigg homes

Kevin Stewart, minister for local government, housing and planning, has officially opened a new affordable housing development in Bonnyrigg recently completed for Melville Housing Association.

Published 19 September 2018

Public consultation on Dalkeith temporary accommodation plan

Midlothian Council is consulting with local residents on plans to convert offices in Jarnac Court in Dalkeith into temporary accommodation for homeless households.

Published 16 August 2018

New chief executive revealed at Midlothian Council

Councillors have approved the appointment of Dr Grace Vickers as Midlothian Council's new chief executive.

Published 27 June 2018