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

  • Granton Waterfront - New Core Path Naming

    The Granton Waterfront Core Path is a key active travel route linking Waterfront Avenue with West Shore Road and providing access to the Granton Castle Walled Garden as well as access to the Social Bite Village. Increased use of the path is also expected now that Edinburgh Palette are moving... More

    Closed 18 November 2022

  • Coillesdene Area Traffic Calming

    A traffic management trial was implemented by the City of Edinburgh Council in February 2022 in the Brunstane Road and Coillesdene area through an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order. The trial includes the closure of Brunstane Road at the railway bridge in conjunction with measures at... More

    Closed 1 November 2022

  • Inch Park Masterplan

    We are seeking views on our masterplan for regenerating Inch Park . We are working with local communities and architects to create masterplans for Leith Links, West Pilton Park, Inverleith Park and Inch Park. These plans will show how people want to see the parks used in the... More

    Closed 31 October 2022

  • 2030 Climate Strategy - Draft Strategic Environmental Assessment

    The 2030 Climate Strategy was drafted in response to the City of Edinburgh Council declaring a climate emergency in 2019 and setting an ambition for both the Council and the city to become net zero by 2030. For Edinburgh to deliver the 2030 net zero target system-wide change is... More

    Closed 11 October 2022

  • Police Scotland - Violence Against Women and Girls: Your Stories

    This consultation is shared on behalf of Police Scotland. Police Scotland are developing a Violence against Women and Girls Strategy that will be informed by their values, ethics and service standards, and by understanding lived and living experience. If you are aged 16 or above,... More

    Closed 30 September 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

Working with the local community and landscape architects the Council’s Thriving Greenspaces Project has funded the development of a 10-year concept Masterplan for Leith Links to progress ideas for the future use and facilities in the parks.

final draft Masterplan was agreed by the Working Group in March 2022 and using the Consultation Hub, comment and discussion were sought on the plan from the wider Leith community and park users to ensure it represented what people would like to see delivered (funding and resource permitting) to improve Leith Links over the next decade.

You said

We received 789 responses about the masterplan with nearly 70% of people stating that they lived in Leith.  Overall, 90% of respondents thought that the proposals detailed in the Masterplan were positive. Regarding the features presented in the masterplan:

  • 86% agreed they would enhance sense of arrival 
  • 87% agreed they would enhance sense of place 
  • 91% agreed they would increase activity 
  • 90% agreed that they would improve provision
  • 88% agreed they would enhance Blue/Green infrastructure

We also received over 540 comments about the draft masterplan. Support for a skatepark/wheeled area/plaza (including pumptrack) was overwhelmingly positive with over 200 responses.  The other top-ranked themes that attracted comment included:

  • Permanent provision of public toilets 
  • Greenspace improvements (including floral meadows and climate change mitigations)
  • Improved cycling access and facilities
  • Activity Park (including provision of a Multi-Use Games Area)
  • Improved pedestrian crossing / traffic calming / road closure 

We did

The finalised concept Masterplan will be signed-off by the Working Group and presented to Culture & Communities Committee for approval. The plan will then form the basis of an improvement plan for Leith Links over the next decade.

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.