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

  • Taxi Fare Review 2020

    The City of Edinburgh Council reviews taxi fares every 18 months and must consult on any proposals to change the taxi fare tariff. The suggested new taxi tariff includes the following changes: an increase of 40p on the initial charge (all tariffs) an additional... More

    Closes 27 February 2020

  • Taxi stance - St Andrew Square (2)

    The City of Edinburgh Council, as a Licensing Authority, is required to appoint taxi stances in line with the provisions of S.19 (1) of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (‘the 1982 Act’). More

    Closes 4 March 2020

  • Granton Waterfront

    The Council owns around 120 acres of developable land within the Granton Waterfront area, creating a unique opportunity to work in collaboration with key partners and the community to deliver exemplar regeneration. Previous failed attempts to develop Granton highlight the... More

    Closes 6 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

    Closes 27 March 2020

  • City Mobility Plan

    Across the world, progressive cities are embracing the global challenges of climate change and inequality with action and vision. To meet our ambition to be carbon neutral, we need re-think the way we move people and goods in and around Edinburgh. We need clean, safe, efficient,... More

    Closes 27 March 2020

Closed Consultations

  • Proposed extension to the New Town Conservation Area

    Following a recent review of the boundaries of the New Town and Dean Conservation Areas, it has been noted that Belgrave Mews, including the small run of properties to its outer-edge that front onto Dean Bank, is not included within the boundaries of either conservation areas. ... More

    Closed 24 February 2020

  • EIJB Carer Representative Recruitment

    Are you a carer with lived experience of caring for someone? The Edinburgh Integration Joint Board is looking for one carer representative to provide a carer perspective to the Partnership. The Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB) was... More

    Closed 21 February 2020

  • EIJB Citizen Rep Recruitment

    Have you had experience of using health or social care services, we would like your involvement? We are looking to recruit two citizen representatives for the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB) The EIJB was established on 1 April 2016 and is responsible for the... More

    Closed 21 February 2020

  • Dalmeny Primary School Parent Travel Survey 2020

    Dalmeny Primary School would like to know what you think about your school journey. This survey will take about 5-10 minutes to complete. We ask that each family complete only one survey. Your responses will be kept confidential and neither your name nor your child’s name will be associated... More

    Closed 17 February 2020

  • Housing Event 17 Feb 2020 Survey

    Here are a few wellbeing and learning questions that will help us plan our time together. More

    Closed 14 February 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.