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  • Review of the Midlothian Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils

    On Tuesday 26 March 2024, Councillors approved a proposal to consult on an amended Midlothian Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils . This first stage will involve a public consultation on proposed changes to rules around how Community Councils are set up and operate in Midlothian....

    Closes today

  • The Visitor Levy for Midlothian: Business, Resident and Visitor Survey

    Similar to many European cities, including Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, Barcelona, and Berlin, Scotland is considering a Visitor Levy. We are seeking the opinion of businesses, residents, and visitors regarding Midlothian's opportunity to implement a Visitor Levy, also known as a tourist tax. ...

    Closes 15 July 2024

  • Active travel survey

    We want to hear your views on the latest draft of ‘On the Move Midlothian: Our Active Travel Strategy for Everyone’, a copy of which you can download on this page (see related documents). The draft active travel strategy, which includes measurable and achievable targets, focuses on...

    Closes 22 July 2024

  • Penicuik Town Hall Tales - your Town Hall story

    We are seeking memories of the Cowan Institute/Penicuik Town Hall in years past and even more recent times! You can submit memories from you, your family or friends. 'Cowan Institute' or Penicuik Town Hall or was gifted by the Cowan Papermaking family to the town as a workers institute in...

    Closes 31 December 2024

  • Development Plan Scheme 16

    This is the approved Development Plan Scheme Number 16 (DPS16) for Midlothian. The DPS sets out Midlothian Council’s programme for preparing the next Midlothian Local Development Plan (MLDP2). The DPS also includes a Participation Statement, which outlines future engagement on MLDP2. A...

    Closes 1 March 2025

  • Midlothian Employability Services - 2024

    The Scottish Government has given our Local Employability Partnership (LEP) funding to support people to get a job, or get a better job, and to support employers to give paid experiences to local people. We offer this support across Midlothian through the Council and our partners. If you have...

    Closes 31 March 2025

  • Self-Build Housing Register

    The Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (Section 16E) requires planning authorities to prepare and maintain a list of people interested in acquiring land in the Authority’s area for self-build housing, and to publish that information. Self-build housing is...

    Closes 31 December 2026

Closed activities

  • Midlothian Early Learning and Childcare Parent/Carer Consultation 2024

    Midlothian Council is seeking the views of parents and carers with pre-school children, to ensure we provide a high-quality Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) service that is responsive to the changing needs of our local communities. For the purposes of this survey we define: ...

    Closed 17 May 2024

  • Mayfield Additional Support Needs (ASN) Consultation

    We want to hear your views on the proposal to establish a new Additional Support Needs (ASN) stage at Mayfield Primary School on the new Mayfield Learning Community Campus and close the Speech and Language Communication provision within Mayfield Primary School. The statutory consultation...

    Closed 3 May 2024

  • Mayfield Early Learning Centre (ELC) Consultation

    We want to hear your views on the proposal to close Mayfield Nursery School and re-designate it to Mayfield Early Learning Centre. The statutory consultation begins on Wednesday 06 March 2024 and ends on Friday 03 May 2024. The proposals are: Mayfield Nursery School will close...

    Closed 3 May 2024

  • Midlothian School Session Dates Consultation

    We want to hear the views of staff, parents and parent councils on proposed school session dates for 2025/26 and 2026/27. The consultation is open from Monday 15 April. Please send comments about all or either of the two school session dates by Monday 22 April 2024. A report on the...

    Closed 22 April 2024

  • Replacement Beeslack Consultation

    We want to hear your views on the proposal to relocate Beeslack Community High School and realign the associated primary catchment areas as well as the secondary catchment areas of Penicuik and Lasswade High Schools. The statutory consultation begins on Monday 19 February 2024 and ends on...

    Closed 16 April 2024