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  • 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 Tuesday 16 April 2024. The proposals are: Beeslack Community High School will be relocated from its current site to land adjacent to Easter Bush from August 2026 or as soon as possible... More
    Opened 19 February 2024
  • School Day Alignment Consultation

    We want to hear your views on plans to align the start/end time of the school day across all 6 Midlothian secondary schools. Under this proposal, Midlothian secondary schools would begin classes at 8.40am each day, Monday through Friday. In each secondary school classes would finish at 3.25pm each day, Monday through Thursday. On a Friday classes in each secondary school would finish at 12.15pm. This means that the overall length... More
    Opened 1 February 2024
  • 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 been supported to get a job, or taken steps towards getting a job, or support to get into education, training or volunteering we would like to hear about your experience. More
    Opened 1 February 2024
  • Allocation Policy Review

    Letting our homes, tell us what you think Midlothian Council has 7393 homes for rent, and when one of these becomes available we use the allocation policy to determine who is in most need to make best use of the home. We are proposing to introduce a new allocation policy. Please read our current policy here: Housing Allocation | Allocation Policy (midlothian.gov.uk) More
    Closed 31 January 2024
  • Community Council Training 2024

    Survey to ascertain potential activities for 2024 Midlothian Community Council Training Event More
    Closed 28 January 2024
  • RSL Consultation

    The Local Heat & Energy Efficiency Strategy is an important document for Midlothian. It will help Midlothian tackle the climate emergency and meet Net Zero targets. The Strategy and Delivery Plan will set out our approach to decarbonising heat in buildings and improving energy efficiency accross the council area. More
    Closed 27 November 2023
  • Local Development Plan 2 Activity - Open Space Strategy Survey

    Midlothian Council is carrying out a survey on the use of and public views on parks and other significant green spaces in the area. The information collected will be used as part of our Open Space Audit and to inform the next Midlothian Open Space Strategy. What do we mean by parks and significant green spaces? Large Public Park – a park over 6 hectares in area with a diverse range of facilities and functions and a mix of formal and informal spaces. They have... More
    Closed 31 October 2023
  • Local Development Plan 2 Activity - Playing Outside Survey

    We are preparing an Open Space Strategy for Midlothian and assessing the availability of play spaces for children and young people. An Open Space Strategy sets out how the Council says open spaces in an area should be developed, maintained and used. This survey is for children and young people of all ages to find out what you think about the local places where you go to play and spend time with your friends. You can complete it yourself, or ask an adult to help... More
    Closed 31 October 2023
  • Midlothian Gym Facilities

    Midlothian Sport & Leisure service have recently undergone a review and restructure and we are planning to refurbish some of our gyms in the near future. We would welcome feedback on our gym facilities to help us shape and improve what we offer as we continue to refresh and develop our Sport & Leisure Service. More
    Closed 6 October 2023
  • Midlothian Employability Services

    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 been supported to get a job, or taken steps towards getting a job, or support to get into education, training or volunteering we would like to hear about your experience. More
    Closed 30 September 2023
  • Proposed resurfacing of Core Path/NCN 196 between Rosewell and Auchendinny

    In response to initial public feedback to proposed surfacing works of Core Path NCN 196 between Rosewell and Auchendinny, the Council is conducting a public consultation to collect views on the proposal . National Cycle Network (NCN) route 196 runs between Penicuik and Haddington, with direct connections to NCN 1 (the UK’s core north-south active travel corridor) via Musselburgh and Edinburgh. The development of long-distance active travel networks is a key... More
    Closed 5 September 2023
  • Local Development Plan 2 Activity - Children & Young People's Place Standard Survey for 4 - 10 Year Olds

    Why is the place where I live important? The places where we live and play are important because they help us to have healthy, happy lives and help us take care of the environment. When we walk, wheel or cycle around, we are taking exercise which is good for our health. It also means that we are not using cars, which helps to keep the air clean and the streets safe. When we have good outdoor spaces and places to play, it makes us happy and healthy... More
    Closed 31 August 2023
  • Local Development Plan 2 Activity - Place Standard Survey

    The purpose of this survey is to get your views on what it feels like to live in your town, village or neighbourhood. Your answers will help us prepare our next Local Development Plan and community plans. More
    Closed 31 August 2023
  • Local Development Plan 2 Activity - Children & Young People's Place Standard Survey for 16 - 25 Year Olds

    Why is the place where I live important? The places where we live, hang out and relax are important because they help us live healthy, happy lives and help us take care of the environment. When we walk, wheel or cycle around, we are taking exercise which is good for our health. It also means that we are not using cars, which helps to keep the air clean and the streets safe. When we have good outdoor spaces and places to... More
    Closed 31 August 2023
  • Local Development Plan 2 Activity - Children & Young People's Place Standard Survey for 11 - 15 Year Olds

    Why is the place where I live important? The places where we live, play, and hang out are important because they help us live healthy, happy lives and help us take care of the environment. When we walk, wheel or cycle around, we are taking exercise which is good for our health. It also means that we are not using cars, which helps to keep the air clean and the streets safe. When we have good outdoor spaces and places to play and hang out in it... More
    Closed 31 August 2023
  • Local Development Plan 2 Activity - Organisations & Businesses Survey

    We are reviewing the Midlothian Local Development Plan (MLDP). The first stage in this process is to gather information about the area for an Evidence Report. To help us do this we are asking Midlothian's organisations and businesses to tell us about your needs and interests relating to Midlothian as a place. We also want to know what information you think we should be considering for the Evidence Report. What is the Local Development Plan? It sets out how... More
    Closed 31 August 2023
  • 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 where a person commissions or is personally involved in the design and construction of a dwelling intended to be their main residence. If you are interested acquiring land... More
    Opened 2 August 2023
  • CLLE Adult Learning Consultation 2023

    We would like to hear your views on what adult learning opportunities Midlothian Council should offer as part of their advertised programme. More
    Closed 28 July 2023
  • Living well Locally: Putting Libraries at the Heart of Communities

    Midlothian Council wants to start a conversation to understand how our library services and buildings can best be used to serve our local communities in these challenging financial times. We want to understand what communities like and what needs to change to make best use of these community spaces and resources that will help us stay connected and live well locally. More
    Closed 5 June 2023
  • Easthouses Education Consultation

    We want to hear your views on plans to establish a new primary school and its associated catchment area within the land at Easthouses and to realign the catchment areas of Dalkeith High School, Newbattle High School and Lasswade High School. The statutory consultation begins on Monday 27 February 2023 and ends on Sunday 23 April 2023. The proposals are: A new primary school catchment area will be established for Easthouses and the catchment... More
    Closed 23 April 2023
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