Consultation and Engagement Hub

Welcome to the City of Edinburgh Council Consultation and Engagement Hub. This site will help you to find and participate in consultation and engagement activities that interest you.

Closed activities

  • Currie High Student Travel Survey

    Currie High is getting active! Being active not only improves your physical and mental health and well being. It has been found to improve concentration and people's ability to learn. In addition, it can reduce traffic congestion and noise and air pollution on the school run and... More

    Closed 20 June 2022

  • Gracemount High Student Travel Survey June 2022

    Gracemount High is getting active! Being active not only improves your physical and mental health and well being. It has been found to improve concentration and people's ability to learn. In addition, it can reduce traffic congestion and noise and air pollution on the school run and... More

    Closed 20 June 2022

  • Meadows to George Street: Streets for People - 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 Community Links PLUS project in partnership with Sustrans and design... More

    Closed 19 June 2022

  • 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 project progress and events relating to the project and its aims. The Council is delivering this Places For Everyone funded project in partnership with Sustrans and design consultants, AECOM. The... More

    Closed 19 June 2022

  • Short Term Lets 2022

    As a result of the Civic Government Scotland Act 1982 (Licensing of Short Term Lets) Order 2022 being passed by the Scottish Parliament, local authorities in Scotland must introduce a licensing scheme for properties operating as short term lets. The licensing scheme will start on 1 October 2022... More

    Closed 10 June 2022

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 have undertaken public engagement on the Low Traffic Neighbourhoods at key points in the projects' development:

Spring 2021 - scoping local context of traffic, access and place quality

Summer 2021 - Concept design 

Autumn 2021 - Corstorphine placemaking design

You said

All feedback reported to us is analysed and then collated into reports. Once completed, these reports are then made available via the 'Related' section below.

We did

All feedback provided is analysed and considered by the project team as we develop the projects. The consultation feedback and project development is reported back at key points to Transport and Environment Committee.

We asked

For your views on how public open spaces in Edinburgh, that are controlled by the Council, are used for events and filming.

You said

That you broadly agreed with the key principles for the use of public open space that were recommended by stakeholders, who included event and filming organisers, community councils, resident groups, business groups, friends’ groups, Council officers and interested individuals. You showed strong support for the environment, sustainability and the Edinburgh community and also provided some very useful additional comments.

We did

We are using your feedback and comments to expand on the Key Principles, detailing what organisers need to provide with their application to use public open space for events and filming, and what is required for a successful application.

This will be reported to the Culture and Communities Committee in summer 2022, seeking approval on how public open spaces in Edinburgh, that are controlled by the Council, are used for events and filming.

We asked

Every year the City of Edinburgh Council’s Rent Consultation gathers tenant views on their experience of the housing service and presents options for setting the next year’s rent levels. We received 446 responses for the 2022/2023 consultation – 106 through our online survey and 340 using our printed, postal option. This was nearly double the average from previous years, so we were delighted to get such a valuable picture of tenant opinions.

 

The Council also carries out an annual Tenant Survey, questioning 1,000 tenants across the city. This survey includes the questions in the Rent Consultation, as well as a number of other topics.

 

Tenants were presented with a range of rent increase options: 1.8%, 2%, 3%, 4% and 5%. The consultation explained the impact the different options would have on delivery of key commitments, including Net Zero Carbon.

You said

The most popular option in both the Rent Consultation (53% of respondents) and the Tenant Survey was 1.8%.

We did

Therefore, a proposal for a 1.8% rent increase was put forward at the Council’s budget meeting on 24th February. However, a motion from the Coalition for a second rent freeze was agreed at the meeting and this will be put in place for 2022/23.