East Lothian Consultation Hub

Welcome to the East Lothian Consultation Hub. This site will help you find and participate in consultations that interest you. Recently added consultations are displayed below. Alternatively, search for consultations by keyword, postcode, interest etc.

Open Consultations

  • ELC_North_Berwick_Articles Variation Order No1

    East Lothian Council intends to make an Order under Sections 1(1), 2(1) and (2), 3 and Part IV of Schedule 9 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to introduce and/or amend enforceable waiting restrictions at various locations within North Berwick A copy of the proposed Order,... More

    Closes 26 August 2022

  • Meeting the housing needs of 16-30 year olds in East Lothian

    This survey is one in a series of engagement and consultation surveys to help inform the forthcoming Local Housing Strategy (LHS) 2023-2028. The LHS will address how, over a 5 year time-frame, East Lothian Council and its partners plan to address the challenges and opportunities for housing... More

    Closes 31 August 2022

  • Re-imagining health and social care in East Lothian (Planning for an ageing population)

    Re-imagining health and social care in East Lothian Empowering communities to support each other in later life East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership (ELHSCP) is responsible for health and social care services in East Lothian. Our aim is to p rovide the best possible... More

    Closes 31 August 2022

  • East Lothian Council (Downie Place, Musselburgh) (Prohibition of Waiting) Order 2022

    East Lothian Council intends to make an Order under Sections 1(1), 2(1) and (2), 3 and Part IV of Schedule 9 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to introduce and/or amend enforceable waiting restrictions at Downie Place within Musselburgh. A copy of the proposed Order, Schedule,... More

    Closes 9 September 2022

  • East Lothian Council (Inveresk Road, Musselburgh) (Prohibition of Waiting) Order 2022

    East Lothian Council intends to make an Order under Sections 1(1), 2(1) and (2), 3 and Part IV of Schedule 9 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to introduce and/or amend enforceable waiting restrictions at Inveresk Road within Musselburgh. A copy of the proposed Order,... More

    Closes 9 September 2022

Closed Consultations

  • Meeting the future housing needs of older people within East Lothian

    This survey is an important part of the consultation process for the production of the Local Housing Strategy 2023-28. It is an opportunity for you to help us to shape housing for older people within East Lothian by providing us with your views. The survey is intended to compliment the ... More

    Closed 7 August 2022

  • Haddington Community Pump Track

    East Lothian Council are looking to deliver an exciting new pump track facility in Haddington. Pump tracks are inclusive and accessible public sports facilities where people of all ages and skill levels can enjoy, learn and play. They are a unique alternative to traditional play... More

    Closed 31 July 2022

  • Tranent Community Pump Track

    East Lothian Council are looking to deliver an exciting new pump track facility in Tranent. Pump tracks are inclusive and accessible public sports facilities where people of all ages and skill levels can enjoy, learn and play. They are a unique alternative to traditional play... More

    Closed 31 July 2022

  • Prestonpans Community Pump Track

    East Lothian Council are looking to deliver an exciting new pump track facility in Prestonpans. Pump tracks are inclusive and accessible public sports facilities where people of all ages and skill levels can enjoy, learn and play. They are a unique alternative to traditional play... More

    Closed 31 July 2022

  • Polish Questionnaire - IJB Strategic Plan

    Dzień dobry. Jesteśmy z Partnerstwa Opieki Zdrowotnej i Społecznej Okręgu East Lothian (East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership). Jesteśmy odpowiedzialni za usługi opieki zdrowotnej i społecznej świadczone przez Samorząd Terytorialny oraz Krajową Służbę Zdrowia na terenie... More

    Closed 14 July 2022

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We asked

We asked

We asked your views on the Draft Poverty Plan for 2021 – 2023 that had been prepared by the Council setting out the objectives and actions that should be prioritised over the next two years to tackle poverty in East.

You said

You Said

Twentynine individuals and six organisations responded to the survey. Organisations also took the opportunity to comment on the draft Plan at various meetings. In addition, the views of people with lived experience were recorded and presented as evidence to the consultation. A full report on the results of the consultation, including the comments made by respondents to the online consultation and people with lived experience has been lodged in the Council’s Members Library Service.

The consultation showed overwhelming support for the outcomes and proposed actions detailed in the Draft Poverty Plan.

The common theme of responses to the consultation is that there is a growing urgency that concerted action is needed to tackle the impact of the rise in poverty as a result of the pandemic and other factors such as price inflation and withdrawal of the £20 Universal Credit boost.

We did

We Did

The final version of the Plan – Our policies, plans and strategies - Poverty Plan 2021-2023 | East Lothian Council – was amended to take account of the responses to the consultation.  The amendments included: slightly amended wording for two of the outcomes; clarification that the Plan includes the Child Poverty Plan; clarification that the Plan takes an early intervention and prevention approach to tackling the causes and impact of poverty; and the addition of quotes from people with lived experience to show the impact of poverty on people’s lives and reflect the need for concerted action.

A new East Lothian Poverty Partnership is to be formed with representatives from the Council, NHS, and voluntary and community sectors to review progress with delivering the Poverty Plan and ensuring that concerted action is being taken to reduce poverty in East Lothian.  The Partnership will also be charged with ensuring that the views of people with lived experience are heard and taken into account by the Council and East Lothian Partnership.

We asked

Whether to make a permanent 20mph speed limit covering Dunbar streets north of the railway line, following a trial in 2018-19.

Our aim was to reduce the dominance of motorised traffic, resulting in streets feeling safer for cycling and walking while still allowing the free movement of vehicles. Most streets south of the railway are already covered by a permanent 20mph speed limit.

You said

Around 1500 responses were received, roughly half of which were online and half were responses to the paper consultation which was delivered to every household.

  • 66% of respondents are in favour of retaining the 20mph speed limit, with 28% against and 6% not recording an opinion
  • 56% of those in favour of the speed limit, preferred retaining the 30mph limit on the arterial route (Queens Road/High Street/Belhaven Road)

An additional question was asked about whether the new speed limit should also apply to Kellie Road, but as only 45% of responses were in favour of this.

We did

Your comments have been summarised in a report which will be submitted to Cabinet on 21st January. This includes additional data from speed surveys which show significant reductions in speed, particularly on Belhaven Road and Summerfield Road.

The recommendation of the report is that 20mph limits will be made permanent on all the streets north of the railway in Dunbar, with the exception of the arterial route (Queens Road/High Street/Belhaven Road) which will retain a speed limit of 30mph. The recommendation is that Kellie Road remains at 30mph. There will be a further opportunity to comment as this progresses through the statutory Traffic Regulation Order process.

We asked

For your comments on the Countryside and Coast Supplementary Planning Guidance. 

You said

You made a variety of comments on the document, including the need to protect the countryside and coast from unnecessary or unsympathetic development. Your comments are summarised in a report which can be downloaded as Item 128/19 from the Members Library Service. This Report was available to Councillors before they made the decision on whether or not to approve the Countryside and Coast Supplementary Planning Guidance. 

We did

We considered your comments and made several changes to the Countryside and Coast Supplementary Planning Guidance in response. The changes are shown in Item 128/19 from the Members Library Service.

The Council approved the amended Countryside and Coast Supplementary Planning Guidance at a meeting on 29 October 2019. This guidance will be a material consideration in the determination of planning applications while the East Lothian Local Development Plan 2018 remains in force. The guidance can be downloaded here: Countryside and Coast Supplementary Planning Guidance