The Housing Strategy Monthly Update - April

April 2022

This month the Housing Strategy Team began the first stage of engagement opportunities to help inform the upcoming Local Housing Strategy 2023 - 2028, which sets out a 5 year plan for housing within East Lothian.

We were all-ears to find out about the challenges different equality groups face in terms of housing. We heard from those working in the Third-Sector groups and colleagues within East Lothian Council. We teamed up with East Lothian’s Health and Social Care Partnership and our own Planning Department, we created a virtual space for discussions around the key housing issues and how these may be fixed.

Missed out on our workshops? Get in touch with us at on or use our DIY engagement pack for your own discussions - which will soon be made available on our consultation page.

Aware of the impact rising energy prices are having across East Lothian, we have produced an information leaflet on fuel poverty. It provides clear details on where to find and how to access support if you are struggling to heat your home: read our leaflet about managing energy bills and heating your home.