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

  • Access and camping in the Pentland Hills Regional Park

    The Pentland Hills Regional Park (PHRP) covers a large area of land south of Edinburgh, with landowners including farmers, local authorities and sport-shooting interests. You can find out more about the Regional Park by visiting www.pentlandhills.org . Over recent months and... More

    Closes 4 December 2020

  • 2021-24 Council Budget Engagement

    Covid-19 has changed all our lives – immensely, and abruptly. The past few months have been incredibly tough for us all, and there continues to be great uncertainty about what will happen next. The pandemic’s impact has also shone a light on the health of our people and... More

    Closes 10 December 2020

  • Gaelic Medium Education in Edinburgh

    We aim to build a dedicated secondary school for Gaelic Medium Education in Edinburgh. The City of Edinburgh Council is committed to the expansion of high-quality secondary Gaelic Medium Education (GME) in an immersive environment. As Scotland’s capital city, we have a special... More

    Closes 11 December 2020

  • Brunstane Road and Coillesdene Area Traffic Calming

    Residents on Brunstane Road, between Milton Road East and the railway bridge, have experienced long-standing traffic problems. Council officers have reviewed the resident concerns and have developed a solution to alleviate these problems. This is proposed through the trial implementation... More

    Closes 13 December 2020

  • Equality Outcomes 2021-2025

    The Equality Act 2010  requires all public bodies (such as councils and the health service) to publish equality outcomes at least every four years. Equality outcomes aim to achieve specific and identifiable improvements in people’s life chances, eliminate discrimination and foster good... More

    Closes 22 December 2020

Closed Consultations

  • CCWEL Crossing Proposals - Stanhope Street

    The Council proposes to install a new crossing in the vicinity of Stanhope Street and Hampton Terrace (A8) as part of the City Centre West to East Link (CCWEL) cycle infrastructure project. A preliminary plan was previously developed and shared with the public . In response to feedback received,... More

    Closed 9 November 2020

  • Granton Waterfront - Western Villages

    The Council owns around 120 acres of developable land within the Granton Waterfront area, creating a unique opportunity to work with key partners and the local residents to deliver an exemplar regeneration. Previous failed attempts to develop Granton highlight the importance of a joined up... More

    Closed 8 November 2020

  • Community Payback Consultation 2020

    We want to hear your views on Community Payback Orders (CPO). These are given out by the Court to people to pay for their crimes as an alternative to a prison sentence. In particular, we want to know what you think about the unpaid work part of a CPO, which replaced community service in... More

    Closed 31 August 2020

  • Edinburgh Pact

    The Edinburgh Pact What is the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership? We’re responsible for delivering community and bed-based health and social care services for adults in Edinburgh. The Partnership is made up of people employed by both the City of Edinburgh... More

    Closed 12 August 2020

  • Review of polling districts and polling places

    The City of Edinburgh Council Election Team have conducted a review of the polling districts and polling places in the City, in accordance with The Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013. We have a duty to split the city into polling districts, with a polling place allocated to... More

    Closed 10 August 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.