East Lothian Council’s capital spending plans have confirmed investment in local facilities and infrastructure, including increased expenditure on roads.

A near £300 million programme of capital investment over five years is funded by a combination of government grants, capital receipts, developer contributions and borrowing that must be paid for/serviced through the revenue account.

The county’s roads will benefit from a £37.5 million investment over five years.

There are resources for the extension of Port Seton Community Centre, refurbishment of Haddington Corn Exchange and construction of the new Whitecraig Community Centre, which is already underway.

Funds are also earmarked for coastal/flood protection schemes in the county.

Depute Council Leader Norman Hampshire said:

“This is a significant programme of capital investment in local facilities and infrastructure. Our network of local roads are essential to the local economy and vibrancy of East Lothian. Delivering improvements will benefit all those who rely on them, including motorists but also public transport operators and cyclists."

Published: Wednesday, 13th February 2019