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Amber Flood Alert

Contract awarded for Musselburgh Flood Protection Scheme

Published: Wednesday 17th January 2018

Contract awarded for consultancy services for Musselburgh Flood Protection Scheme


Young people invited to apply for 'green' travel grant

Published: Friday 12th January 2018

Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT) has launched new Travel Grant

Env Health

Environmental health supporting WHO awareness campaign

Published: Tuesday 24th October 2017

WHO awareness campaign on lead in water supplies

Cockenzie Power Station Site at Oct 17

Cockenzie Power Station site

Published: Wednesday 11th October 2017

Scottish Power has confirmed that East Lothian Council is the preferred bidder to purchase the former Cockenzie Power Station site.

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Residents invited to Climate Week events

Published: Tuesday 5th September 2017

Residents of East Lothian are invited to share their views on adapting to a changing climate later this month, as part of Climate Week 2017.

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Planning committee approves Longniddry development

Published: Wednesday 16th August 2017

Planning committee decisions

School Tranent

Parents advised to ensure their children don’t play in former school building

Published: Tuesday 18th July 2017

Local residents in Tranent advised about dangers of former school building

Health and safety

Council welcomes Chinese government delegation

Published: Tuesday 11th July 2017

Chinese delegation visit East Lothian Council to hear more about workplace health and safety

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First planning committee of new administration meets to discuss Gullane developments

Published: Thursday 8th June 2017

A number of planning applications were approved at the first meeting of the council's new planning committee on Tuesday 6 June.

North Berwick

Join the community conversation at North Berwick

Published: Tuesday 9th May 2017

Residents and visitors to the North Berwick Coastal Area will soon have the opportunity to give their views on what would make North Berwick a great place to get around.

East Lothian Council joins Eco Stars

East Lothian Council joins Eco Stars

Published: Wednesday 8th March 2017

East Lothian Council is working with local commercial fleet operators in a new scheme that will improve air quality and help combat air pollution.

New extension for Dunbar Grammar agreed

Opportunity to view expansion plans for Dunbar Grammar School

Published: Tuesday 7th February 2017

Plans to extend Dunbar Grammar School will be on display at a public information session to be held at the secondary school later this month.

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Planning appeal lodged

Published: Friday 8th July 2016

Appeal lodged with Scottish ministers

Prestonpans Cemetery

Council work to secure unstable headstones

Published: Thursday 5th November 2015

Programme of work has started to stabilise unsteady headstones in East Lothian cemeteries

Cockenzie Power Station

Details confirmed for Cockenzie Power Station demolition

Published: Wednesday 23rd September 2015

Iconic chimneys coming down on Saturday

Cockenzie Power Station

Details confirmed for Cockenzie Power Station demolition

Published: Friday 4th September 2015

Details of road closures and restrictions during demolition work

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Consultation begins on future growth in Edinburgh and South East Scotland

Published: Wednesday 22nd July 2015

Local meetings to be held in East Lothian to discuss SESplan's Main Issues Report

Cockenzie Power Station

Cockenzie chimneys to come down in September

Published: Tuesday 14th July 2015

Former power station chimney stacks to come down in September

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Taking the bus wins Suzanne a bike!

Published: Friday 3rd July 2015

Lucky visitor to Big Nature Festival scoops travel prize

Cockenzie Power Station

Council asks for clarity over Cockenzie

Published: Wednesday 25th February 2015

Clarification required over future of former power station site

Doon Hill

Where are your Special Landscape Areas in East Lothian?

Published: Friday 9th January 2015

East Lothian Council is looking for suggestions of natural places of significance and/or beauty to help designate Special Landscape Areas.

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Take control of your home energy

Published: Friday 8th August 2014

Tips to help householders save energy and money in their homes

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Improvement works to Musselburgh High Street

Published: Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Works to begin in early August

Town strategy

Consultation opens on draft Town Strategy for Musselburgh

Published: Thursday 6th June 2013

Council seeks views from residents and visitors on priority actions for Musselburgh

Sandy beach

Public consultation opens on coastal car parking proposals

Published: Thursday 25th April 2013

Have your say on proposals for coastal car park charging

Crystal Rig Windfarm

Wind turbine decision dismays Council

Published: Wednesday 17th October 2012

The Council is dismayed that a government reporter has give the green light for a wind turbine against local planning policy.

North Berwick

Consultation on new development plan

Published: Tuesday 17th January 2012

East Lothian Council is seeking the views of residents and others on future land-use and development in East Lothian.

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East Lothian secures £85,000 fisheries funding

Published: Tuesday 17th January 2012

European Fisheries Fund to benefit fishing communities

Council accepts revised wind turbine plan

Published: Tuesday 14th September 2010

Council has accepted a revised plan for 22 wind turbines at Wester Dods and Aikengall.

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