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

  • Buckstone Primary School Parent Travel Survey 2019

    Buckstone 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

    Closes 22 October 2019

  • Craigroyston Primary School Parent Travel Survey 2019

    Craigroyston 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... More

    Closes 22 October 2019

  • Straiton Place Park Children's Entertainment and Catering

    We are looking for views on proposed changes to the commercial usage of Straiton Place Park. This would see an increase in the number of public amenities on offer and would generate income for the parks, greenspace and cemeteries service. More

    Closes 5 November 2019

  • Wave Garden Bridge

    The Council is consulting on its proposal to construct a pedestrian / cycle bridge over the Union Canal at the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena (EICA), Ratho, to provide a direct and accessible link with the proposed Wavegarden surfing centre and country park opposite. The plans will... More

    Closes 8 November 2019

  • Cameron Toll to bioQuarter Cycling and Walking Route

    The City of Edinburgh Council, University of Edinburgh, NHS Lothian and Scottish Enterprise are working together to improve cycling and walking between Cameron Toll and Little France – a key route connecting Cameron Toll Shopping Centre and all the facilities at Edinburgh bioQuarter... More

    Closes 25 November 2019

Closed Consultations

  • Taxi stance - East Market Street

    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

    Closed 15 October 2019

  • Proposed sale of an area of common good land to Blackhall Community Trust

    Blackhall Community Trust wish to buy an area of land, including the existing Ravelston Park Pavilion, to create a new fit for purpose nursery and a new community facility. They plan to do this through a Community Asset Transfer and we have agreed that they can do this. The area of... More

    Closed 11 October 2019

  • Proposal to Establish a New Primary School in West Edinburgh (Maybury)

    Significant new housing development is proposed within West Edinburgh. As school roll projections show that pupils from the new housing will lead to school accommodation pressures by 2022, it is necessary to progress a statutory consultation in order that a new primary school in the area can be... More

    Closed 7 October 2019

  • Cargilfield School Parent Travel Survey 2019

    Cargilfield 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 with... More

    Closed 7 October 2019

  • Proposal to Realign the Catchment Areas of Clovenstone Primary School, Sighthill Primary School and Wester Hailes Education Centre

    The proposal is to extend the catchment areas of Clovenstone Primary School, Sighthill Primary School and Wester Hailes Education Centre to better align any future housing developments with available school capacity and address some geographic anomalies in existing catchment boundaries. ... More

    Closed 7 October 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.