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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 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 Town Centre Strategies for Musselburgh, Tranent, Prestonpans, Haddington, North Berwick and Dunbar. These will become Supplementary Guidance to the East Lothian Local Plan.

You Said

The majority of respondents agreed with the proposed actions and aims of the strategies. A number of proposed changes were put forward to make the strategies better. Over 65% of people said they wanted a Vision for each town centre.

We Did

Based on the feedback received, a Vision was introduced for each Town Centre and a number of changes were made to the Town Centre Strategies.  These can be viewed in the report submitted to East Lothian Council on 26th February 2019. 

We Asked

We asked tenants, tenants and residents groups and ELTRP for their views on our proposed rent increase of 5%.

You Said

Of those who responded to our consultation:

  • 95% were happy with the level of consultation and information they received about the annual rent increase
  • 92% thought that the rent they pay is good value for money
  • 78% said that they thought the proposal to increase rents by 5% was fair.

We Did

All the feedback received was put in to a report for the Council’s Special Budget Meeting on Tuesday 12th February 2019 to inform the Council and Elected Members of the outcome of the consultation.   At that meeting, a decision was taken to increase rents by 5%.  We have now written out to all our tenants to advise them what their rent and service charges will be for 2019-20.