Consultative Draft East Lothian Local Housing Strategy 2018-23

Closed 9 Mar 2018

Opened 19 Jan 2018


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The Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 requires all local authorities to prepare a Local Housing Strategy for their area, supported by an assessment of housing need and demand.

The Council's Consultative Draft Local Housing Strategy sets out the strategy, priorities and plans for the delivery of housing and related services across East Lothian until 2023.

The Strategy is wide-ranging, addressing homelessness, fuel poverty, energy efficiency, housing quality and specialist provision for people with particular needs.

Why We Are Consulting

East Lothian Council is committed to ensuring that the local community has a genuine role to play in informing the Local Housing Strategy. This is important to ensure the Strategy reflects local concerns, needs and aspirations.

Local residents are invited to give their feedback on the draft Strategy which sets out a range of actions to address identified housing issues across both private sector and social housing.

You can provide feedback on the draft Strategy by responding to the online consultation below. Alternatively, you can email comments to or send written comments to Senior Housing Strategy Officer; East Lothian Council; John Muir House; Haddington: EH41 3HA

We are also running a number of informal consultation drop in sessions as follows:

6 February, 3-5pm, Marriage Room, Prestonpans

20 February, 12-2pm, Training Room, MECCA Centre, Musselburgh

22 February, 4-6pm, George Johnstone Centre, Tranent


***All responses to this consultation must be received in writing by 5pm on Friday 9 March 2018.*** 


  • All Areas


  • Stakeholders


  • Housing provision