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.

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Open Consultations

  • Warrender Park Road footway enhancement

    The Council proposes to enhance the footway in Warrender Park Road outside James Gillespie's Primary School to improve pedestrian mobility and safety. More

    Closes 12 April 2020

  • Clermiston Primary School - Road Safety Improvements

    The Council proposes to install the following improvements: Parkgrove Street a raised crossing point improved traffic calming and road markings various other minor improvements Parkgrove Terrace contraflow cyclist improvements ... More

    Closes 12 April 2020

  • Duddingston Road Safety Improvements

    The Council proposes to alter road markings and parking restrictions as well as upgrade traffic calming features on Duddingston Road. There is also a proposal to make Stanley Street a no through road for vehicles. More

    Closes 12 April 2020

  • Little France Park Management Plan

    Little France Park (LFP) is the city’s newest park reclaiming unmanaged grassland for the local community and carving out a green corridor from the city centre to Midlothian. It is a new corridor for wildlife whilst offering a network of paths, cycleways all spread across 45 hectares. ... More

    Closes 17 April 2020

  • Choices for City Plan 2030

    The City of Edinburgh Council is reviewing its Local Development Plan. A Local Development Plan sets out locations for new homes and businesses, protect places of value, and ensure essentials for a good quality of life are in place - such as public transport, schools and green space. ... More

    Closes 30 April 2020

Closed Consultations

  • Draft Revised Colinton Conservation Area Character Appraisal

    The Council is responsible for the conservation and management of built heritage in the city including the designation of conservation areas as areas of special architectural or historic interest. The Colinton Conservation Area was originally designated in October 1977. A... More

    Closed 31 March 2020

  • New Allotment Regulation

    The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 (the “2015 Act”) came into force on 17 June 2015. The 2015 Act requires that each local authority has published allotment regulations pertaining to the cultivation, maintenance and inspection of allotments and that public consultation takes place... More

    Closed 27 March 2020

  • Water of Leith Management Plan 2020-2030

    The Water of Leith, Edinburgh’s river, is a beautiful, dynamic and much loved part of our city. With hundreds of stakeholders, landowners and user groups, a management plan is needed to provide direction over the future management of the river, especially in the context of a changing climate... More

    Closed 26 March 2020

  • Kirk Brae Pedestrian Crossing Improvements

    The Council proposes to install a footpath build out on Kirk Brae, north of Orchardhead Road to improve pedestrian mobility and safety. In 2017, the Council consulted on the removal of the existing traffic island outside No.52 Kirk Brae to address road safety concerns that had been... More

    Closed 13 March 2020

  • Proposal to redevelop at the former Powderhall Waste Transfer Station

    A Proposal of Application Notice ( Reference 19/04682/PAN ) was lodged on the 4th October 2019 to carry out statutory public consultations following the approval of the Place Brief. The Council held the first consultation PAN event to help develop proposals for the site on the 23rd and 24th... More

    Closed 11 March 2020

We Asked, You Said, We Did

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

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.

We Asked

The Council engaged with all relevant stakeholders to seek their opinions ahead of the re-procurement of the contract for the Festival Event in The Meadows which came to an end in 2019 after three years on-site. 

 

You Said

There were 191 respones in total with over half of respondees agreeing with the proposal to host a ticketed event on The Meadows.

The length of time on-site proved the most contentious question with just under half of respondees opposed to the current 33 day event period.

Nearly three quarters of respondees favoured a donation towards general park improvements as their preferred community benefit option.

We Did

We have fully considered all the responses from stakeholders and sought further feedback from elected members.

As there was no overall majority one way or the other regarding the questions that were asked we are proceeding with the current specification as it stands.

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

 

We Asked

The consultation period for the Draft Strategic Plan was between 16 April and 12 July 2019. People and organisations could take part by filling in the online questionnaire, attending one of the drop-in sessions organised by the Partnership, or request that someone go along to established meetings to talk about the Draft Strategic Plan. In total around 450 people participated. We received 106 online responses and attended 27 groups and meetings.

We asked questions about:

  • our vision and values
  • home first
  • the Edinburgh Offer
  • the Three Conversations model
  • equality outcomes.

You Said

Respondents were broadly in favour of the direction of travel proposed in the Draft Strategic Plan. Around 75% agreed with our vision and values, the principle of home first, the development of an Edinburgh Offer and the implementation of the Three Conversations model. However, people wanted to hear more about how it would be implemented. They felt that when developing the Edinburgh Offer especially, ongoing, transparent and easy to access engagement with all stakeholders was essential. People also wanted to see more detail about specific communities of interest such as learning disability, mental health and carers.

We Did

  • The Draft Strategic Plan was fundamentally rewritten in light of the consultation feedback
  • It was restructured to better define four key elements – the Edinburgh Offer, 3 Conversations, Home First and Transformation
  • Environmental considerations were added to the strategic context
  • The list of tasks by each phase was refined
  • A communications and engagement approach was added
  • Additional information was inserted which covered:
    • Mental health – Thrive
    • Older people
    • Learning disabilities
    • Physical disabilities
    • Primary Care
    • Public health
    • Long term conditions
  • A market facilitation approach was added
  • The financial planning statement was updated
  • Detailed Transformation tables were refined
  • The Housing Contribution Statement was redrafted.

The plan was approved by the Integration Joint Board on 20 August 2019. Read the final plan.