East Lothian Council

Local Housing Strategy

Local Housing Strategy 2012-17

Local Housing Strategy

What is the Local Housing Strategy?

The Local Housing Strategy (LHS) sets out the key housing issues and challenges in East Lothian. It is relevant to all types of housing and shows how we plan to tackle the issues, with a clear vision, over a five year period. 

The LHS 2012-17

The East Lothian LHS 2012-17 was published in March 2012, following a review by the Scottish government

Through the LHS, the strategic vision for housing is that by 2017:

'Everyone in East Lothian has access to quality sustainable housing, which meets the changing and diverse needs of households, within safe, inclusive and vibrant communities.'

This is to be achieved by meeting a set of outcomes. These are the positive housing related improvements we are seeking to make.  The outcomes reflect local priorities and national policy objectives and provide clear strategic direction for the LHS 2012-17.

The five outcomes are:

1. Increase housing supply and improve access to appropriate housing including affordable housing;

2. Improve the condition and energy efficiency, and where appropriate the management, of existing housing stock;

3. Fewer people become homeless;

4. People with particular needs are able to access and sustain their choice of housing including independent living, where appropriate; and

5. Few people live in fuel poverty.

Further information

For more information on the LHS or its development, email hsd@eastlothian.gov.uk.


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