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

  • Women's Safety in Public Places

    At its meeting on 30 November 2021 the Council’s Policy and Sustainability Committee approved a consultation into girls’ and women’s feelings about safety in public spaces in Edinburgh. We recognise that many women and girls do not feel safe in public places and we are working... More

    Closed 20 September 2022

  • Short Term Lets 2022 - consultation 2

    We’ve previously asked you what the Council’s short term lets policy should include and what any additional licence conditions should cover. After considering responses to that consultation, a proposed short term let licensing policy and conditions framework has been developed . ... More

    Closed 5 September 2022

  • Leith Links Masterplan

    The City of Edinburgh Council’s Thriving Greenspaces Project has funded the development of 10-year concept Masterplans for Leith Links, West Pilton Park, Inch Park and Inverleith Park, working with local communities and landscape architects to develop ideas for future use and facilities in... More

    Closed 31 July 2022

  • Walk Wheel Cycle Burdiehouse

    We are developing plans to improve the provision and accessibility of sustainable modes of travel for residents and visitors to the Burdiehouse area including proposed changes to Burdiehouse Road and Frogston Road East. The project builds upon the City of Edinburgh Council’s City... More

    Closed 17 July 2022

  • Lochend and Easter Road - walking, wheeling and cycling improvements

    The purpose of this survey is for you to provide us with feedback on the design proposals for local path improvements to the path connection from Moray Park Terrace to Lochend Butterfly Way, and changes to the Easter Road/ Albion Road Junction. The map below shows the two areas our... More

    Closed 17 July 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.