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

  • Draft Edinburgh Tourism Strategy 2030

    Tourism is one of the city’s biggest success stories, attracting 4.3 million visits a year. The sector directly employs over 33,000 of the city’s 513,000 residents creating opportunities for residents from across our communities, upskilling our workforce and attracting talent from... More

    Closes 15 December 2019

  • Edinburgh Poverty Commission - Phase Three Call For Evidence: Places

    Throughout 2019 the Edinburgh Poverty Commission is working to define the steps the city needs to make to end poverty in Edinburgh. The Commission is an independent group, made up of 12 people with experience of tackling poverty and its effects, including citizens who have direct... More

    Closes 15 December 2019

  • Marchmont, Meadows & Bruntsfield 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 Marchmont Conservation Area was originally designated on 9 January 1987. The... More

    Closes 16 December 2019

  • Annual Review of Major Events in Parks 2018/19 and Consultation on Future Events

    Thank you for taking part in this two part survey. 1. Annual Review of Major Events in Parks 2018/19. Edinburgh parks play host to a huge array of events every year and we recognise that there is a balance to be struck between those who wish to host events, those wanting to enjoy them... More

    Closes 18 December 2019

  • Moredunvale - Neighbourhood Knowledge

    We are proposing to build new housing in Moredunvale and Craigour and improve shared public spaces. This housing would be a mixture of homes to rent and buy including affordable housing to meet citywide housing need. The map below shows the area we are proposing to develop. More

    Closes 31 December 2019

Forthcoming Consultations

  • Pentland Hills Regional Park Strategic Plan 2019-2028

    The Pentland Hills Regional Park (PHRP) is a living, changing environment and has evolved as a mixed land use resource which is an important leisure, economic, community and heritage asset to the capital city and the surrounding Lothians. With this evolution comes increasing and... More

    Opens 1 January 2020

Closed Consultations

  • Proposal to Realign the Catchment Areas of Queensferry Primary School and Echline Primary School

    The Council aims to provide catchment school places for pupils living within a catchment area. New housing developments are progressing within the Queensferry Primary School catchment area but there will not be enough capacity at the school to accommodate the additional pupils . It... More

    Closed 9 December 2019

  • St. Mark's Primary Parent Travel Survey 2019

    St. Mark's Primary would like to know what you think about your school journey. With the nursery growing and pupil, parents and neighbours concerned about levels of congestion, pollution affecting health and the safety of children, we need to look at ways of reducing the number of vehicles coming... More

    Closed 9 December 2019

  • Proposal to Establish an Annexe of Kirkliston Primary School at Kirkliston Leisure Centre

    The accommodation at Kirkliston Primary School is under pressure from rising rolls in the area. Projections indicate additional accommodation is required to support the rising roll. Informal consultation has reinforced the community’s view that a new primary school is not supported... More

    Closed 9 December 2019

  • 2020/21 Housing Budget Consultation

    Council tenants have your say! You said you wanted us to spend your rent money on building more homes, improving the quality of our existing homes and investing in services to help reduce living costs. Tell us how we’ve done so far and what we should do next. More

    Closed 30 November 2019

  • Edinburgh Procurement Strategy

    Last year the City of Edinburgh Council launched a new programme of change designed to respond to the opportunities and challenges facing the city, now and in the future. This programme is already transforming the way services are delivered. With a particular focus on tackling poverty,... More

    Closed 28 November 2019

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.