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

  • Leith Links Arboretum

    A new arboretum for Leith Links. The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has teamed up with the City of Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust with funding from the Mushroom Trust and Council to offer an experience which celebrates a diversity of trees from across the... More

    Closes 18 June 2021

  • Granton Waterfront - Granton D1

    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

    Closes 20 June 2021

  • Community Payback Consultation 2021

    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... More

    Closes 30 June 2021

  • Licensing of Sexual Entertainment Venues 2021

    In October 2019, the Regulatory Committee agreed in principle to introduce a licensing scheme for Sexual Entertainment Venues (SEVs) in Edinburgh following the introduction of new legislation which allows local authorities to license such venues and an initial public consultation exercise.... More

    Closes 2 July 2021

  • Low Traffic Neighbourhoods Proposals for Communities

    We are seeking feedback from local residents, visitors and businesses on our projects in the Corstorphine and Leith areas of the city which aim to create a safer and more comfortable environment for walking, cycling, wheeling and spending time in local streets and outdoor spaces. The... More

    Closes 4 July 2021

Closed Consultations

  • Granton Station - New Public Square Naming

    The Edwardian B-listed former Granton Station, set in the heart of the city’s planned new sustainable Granton Waterfront district, is to be restored by the Council. The project will be part-funded through Scottish Government regeneration capital grant funding and town centre funding. ... More

    Closed 8 June 2021

  • Edinburgh City-wide Parking Phase 3

    The City of Edinburgh Council is proposing measures to address parking pressures in your area. As part of the process of introducing these measures, we want to know what difficulties you experience with parking in your area, as well as your views on what is being proposed. More

    Closed 30 May 2021

  • Currie Community High School redevelopment

    We are looking for your views on design proposals for the Currie Community High School redevelopment within its current site and is expected to be completed in 2024. The campus is aiming to be the first Passivhaus-designed high school in the country setting the standard for energy... More

    Closed 21 May 2021

  • Winter Festivals 2022 Onwards

    This is a consultation on the future of the winter festivals - Edinburgh's Christmas and Edinburgh's Hogmanay. Edinburgh's Christmas The Edinburgh’s Christmas event currently takes place over a six-week period from around the third weekend in November to around the 6th of January, at... More

    Closed 19 May 2021

  • Retaining 'Spaces for People' measures – Business Survey

    This version of the survey is specifically aimed at businesses. If you are an individual or household responding to this consultation, please use the individual survey . During the Coronavirus pandemic, we’ve put ‘Spaces for People’ measures in place that aim to: ... More

    Closed 5 April 2021

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 residents, visitors and businesses to seek feedback on the project which aims to create a safer and more comfortable environment for residents and visitors walking, wheeling, cycling and spending time in the local streets and outdoor spaces of Leith. To meet these objectives, the Council is developing proposals for:

  • a new high quality cycling link from the Foot of the Walk to Ocean Terminal; and
  • a Low Traffic Neighbourhood in Leith.

The engagement sought to raise awareness of the two phases of the project, presented concept designs on the cycle route and asked for feedback to inform the design of the low traffic neighbourhood and the potential changes to the area.

You said

Over 800 responses to the online survey were received, together with emailed responses from individuals, businesses and organisations. We also met with a Community Reference Group we have formed for the project and attended a public Community Council meeting.

From the survey responses:

  • 75% of survey respondents strongly support and support the aim for improving cycling conditions in Leith.
  • 80% of survey respondents strongly support and support the aim for improving walking conditions in Leith.
  • The most popular local destinations were Ocean Terminal, Leith Walk and Leith Links. Walking was used for the highest proportion of these journeys with between 44-65% of trips and cycling was used on 13-23% of trips.

Further information can be seen in the full engagement summary reports:

Leith Connections Stage 1 – Engagement Report Foot of the Walk to Ocean Terminal Cycle Route

Leith Connections Stage 1 – Engagement Report Low Traffic Neighbourhood

We did

Following consideration of the information gathered, developed design on the Foot of the Walk to Ocean Terminal cycle route has commenced and proposals for the low traffic neighbourhood are to be presented to the community for further feedback prior to being taken forward.

We asked

We asked for comments on our proposals for major refurbishment works on Newbattle Terrace between Morningside Road and Eden Lane.

You said

Although many respondents were supportive of the scheme overall, the most unpopular aspect by far was the proposal to narrow and signalise the junction of Newbattle Terrace and Pitsligo Road, and to render Pitsligo one-way at its southern end.

We did

We have re-examined the arrangement at Pitsligo Road and have amended the design as follows:

  • Pitsligo Road will remain two-way over its entire length
  • There will no longer be a stand-alone pedestrian crossing on Newbattle Terrace
  • The narrowing at the junction of Newbattle and Pitsligo will remain, with a minimum of 2-metre-wide footpaths
  • The junction of Newbattle and Pitsligo will be a 3-way traffic signal junction with pedestrian crossing points on all arms

We asked

We asked for views on crossing proposals in the vicinity of Stanhope Street and Hampton Terrace as part of the City Centre West to East Link (CCWEL) cycle infrastructure project.

The proposals are summarised below:

Option A- Pedestrian and segregated cycle crossing (Stanhope Street one way with motorists entering via Stanhope Street and exiting via Devon Place)

Option B – Pedestrian crossing only (maintain two-way access for traffic at Stanhope Street.  Cyclists need to dismount to access and use the crossing)                        

You said

There were 102 responses to this consultation.  Responses were predominately from local residents. There was one response from the local amenity association.

Details of preferences expressed are:

Option A             11%

Option B              89%

The majority of respondents favoured Option B.

Respondents expressed strong concern that closing Stanhope Street to two way traffic would put unnecessary traffic pressure on the only exit point at the east end of Devon Place which is already considered to be a difficult junction.  By moving traffic onto the neighbouring cobbled streets this would cause congestion, noise and disruption and impact on air quality. It was also considered that only a small number of cyclists would use the segregated cycle crossing.

Those in favour of option A commented that a segregated cycle crossing would provide a family friendly crossing and a significant improvement to safety.  Concerns were expressed that it would be awkward for cyclists having to dismount at a pedestrian crossing. 

 

We did

Following consideration of the preferences given and the comments arising from the consultation, we now propose to progress with Option B as the approved design to be taken forward.