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.

 

We Asked, You Said, We Did

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

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

We Asked

We asked our tenants, applicants and stakeholders for their views on the review of the Council’s Housing Allocations Policy. There were eight proposals for change up for discussion and we asked for your feedback.

You Said

Over 2,300 surveys were returned that contained over 10,000 comments on the policy review. Analysis showed that there was majority support for all eight of the proposals for change.

We Did

Having the collective support of our tenants, applicants and stakeholders provided the Council with a mandate to proceed with the Housing Allocations Policy review. All of the comments collected during the consultation process formed part of the Consultation Register and were responded to by the Housing Allocations Working Group. A  Consultation Report was produced and submitted to Council and Elected Members detailing the consultation outcomes – this is also publically available. The revised Housing Allocations Policy will ‘go live’ on the 1st May 2019.

We Asked

We asked for your views on the draft Green Network Strategy Supplementary Planning Guidance. This will become Supplementary Planning Guidance to the East Lothian Local Plan. 

You Said

Comments on the strategy were received via the consultation hub and direclty via email. Comments were also made at several 'drop-in' events held throughout East Lothian.

We Did

A number of amendments were made to the Strategy based on the feedback received via the consultation process. These can be viewed in the Consultation Report lodged in the Members' Library February 2019, Ref: 25/19 and the finalised Green Network Strategy Supplementary Planning Guidance is available in the Members' Library February 2019, Ref: 24/19 here: https://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/meetings/meeting/16411/members_library_service