Consultation Hub

Welcome to the City of Edinburgh Council Consultation Hub. This site will help you to find and participate in consultations that interest you. Recent consultations are displayed below, but you can also search for consultations by keyword, postcode, interest etc.

You can keep up to date with new consultations by subscribing to our mailing list.

Open Consultations

  • Winter Festivals 2022 Onwards

    This is a consultation on the future of the winter festivals - Edinburgh's Christmas and Edinburgh's Hogmanay. Edinburgh's Christmas The Edinburgh’s Christmas event currently takes place over a six-week period from around the third weekend in November to around the 6th of January, at... More

    Closes 19 May 2021

  • Currie Community High School redevelopment

    We are looking for your views on design proposals for the Currie Community High School redevelopment within its current site and is expected to be completed in 2024. The campus is aiming to be the first Passivhaus-designed high school in the country setting the standard for energy... More

    Closes 21 May 2021

  • Edinburgh City-wide Parking Phase 3

    The City of Edinburgh Council is proposing measures to address parking pressures in your area. As part of the process of introducing these measures, we want to know what difficulties you experience with parking in your area, as well as your views on what is being proposed. More

    Closes 30 May 2021

  • Community Payback Consultation 2021

    We want to hear your views on Community Payback Orders (CPO). These are given out by the Court to people to pay for their crimes as an alternative to a prison sentence. In particular, we want to know what you think about the unpaid work part of a CPO, which... More

    Closes 30 June 2021

  • Licensing of Sexual Entertainment Venues 2021

    In October 2019, the Regulatory Committee agreed in principle to introduce a licensing scheme for Sexual Entertainment Venues (SEVs) in Edinburgh following the introduction of new legislation which allows local authorities to license such venues and an initial public consultation exercise.... More

    Closes 2 July 2021

Forthcoming Consultations

  • Corstorphine Connections Low Traffic Neighbourhood - Mailing List

    You can sign up for project updates via the link below. We’ll then keep you informed of progress, and events where you can speak directly to the delivery team and offer your views. The Council is delivering this Places For Everyone funded project in partnership with Sustrans and design... More

    Opens 21 May 2021

Closed Consultations

  • Retaining 'Spaces for People' measures – Business Survey

    This version of the survey is specifically aimed at businesses. If you are an individual or household responding to this consultation, please use the individual survey . During the Coronavirus pandemic, we’ve put ‘Spaces for People’ measures in place that aim to: ... More

    Closed 5 April 2021

  • Retaining 'Spaces for People' measures – Let us know your views

    This survey is for individuals and households, if you are responding on behalf of a business, please use the business survey . During the Coronavirus pandemic, we’ve put ‘Spaces for People’ measures in place that aim to: help parents/carers and children to physically... More

    Closed 5 April 2021

  • New Maybury Primary School and Health Centre

    We are looking for your views on design proposals for the new Maybury Primary School and Health Centre. This new building will be located within the West Craigs development near the airport in West Edinburgh. More

    Closed 29 March 2021

  • Edinburgh City-wide Parking Phase 2

    The City of Edinburgh Council is proposing measures to address parking pressures in your area. As part of the process of introducing these measures, we want to know what difficulties you experience with parking in your area, as well as your views on what is being proposed. More

    Closed 28 March 2021

  • Questionnaire for people who use independent advocacy services in Edinburgh

    The Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership contracts independent advocacy services from the third sector. This is because we have a duty to provide access to independent advocacy services to people who need it and meet the requirements for it. The requirement for indepedendent... More

    Closed 15 March 2021

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We asked

We asked for comments on our proposals for major refurbishment works on Newbattle Terrace between Morningside Road and Eden Lane.

You said

Although many respondents were supportive of the scheme overall, the most unpopular aspect by far was the proposal to narrow and signalise the junction of Newbattle Terrace and Pitsligo Road, and to render Pitsligo one-way at its southern end.

We did

We have re-examined the arrangement at Pitsligo Road and have amended the design as follows:

  • Pitsligo Road will remain two-way over its entire length
  • There will no longer be a stand-alone pedestrian crossing on Newbattle Terrace
  • The narrowing at the junction of Newbattle and Pitsligo will remain, with a minimum of 2-metre-wide footpaths
  • The junction of Newbattle and Pitsligo will be a 3-way traffic signal junction with pedestrian crossing points on all arms

We asked

We asked for views on crossing proposals in the vicinity of Stanhope Street and Hampton Terrace as part of the City Centre West to East Link (CCWEL) cycle infrastructure project.

The proposals are summarised below:

Option A- Pedestrian and segregated cycle crossing (Stanhope Street one way with motorists entering via Stanhope Street and exiting via Devon Place)

Option B – Pedestrian crossing only (maintain two-way access for traffic at Stanhope Street.  Cyclists need to dismount to access and use the crossing)                        

You said

There were 102 responses to this consultation.  Responses were predominately from local residents. There was one response from the local amenity association.

Details of preferences expressed are:

Option A             11%

Option B              89%

The majority of respondents favoured Option B.

Respondents expressed strong concern that closing Stanhope Street to two way traffic would put unnecessary traffic pressure on the only exit point at the east end of Devon Place which is already considered to be a difficult junction.  By moving traffic onto the neighbouring cobbled streets this would cause congestion, noise and disruption and impact on air quality. It was also considered that only a small number of cyclists would use the segregated cycle crossing.

Those in favour of option A commented that a segregated cycle crossing would provide a family friendly crossing and a significant improvement to safety.  Concerns were expressed that it would be awkward for cyclists having to dismount at a pedestrian crossing. 

 

We did

Following consideration of the preferences given and the comments arising from the consultation, we now propose to progress with Option B as the approved design to be taken forward.

We asked

The Council engaged with all relevant stakeholders to seek their opinions ahead of the re-procurement of the contract for a festival event in Inverleith Park during the month of August.  2019 was the third and final year of the existing contract.

You said

There were 99 responses received in total and just over half agreed with the general proposal to hold a ticketed event in Inverleith Park in August.

In terms of the length of time that the event would be on-site (10 days inclusive of set up and de-rig) again, just over half agreed with, or had no opinion either way that this was an acceptable length of time.

The majority of respondents favoured a donation to general park improvements, closely followed by donations to new infrastructure such as play or exercise equipment.

We did

We have fully considered the responses from stakeholders and sought further feedback from elected members.  As there was no overall majority for either of the questions asked, we will be proceeding with the current specification.

The final contract will be awarded following assessment of a competative tender, in line with the Council procurement policies and procedures.