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

  • Smokey Brae improvements - developed designs

    We would like to hear your views on our proposals to improve Smokey Brae. Smokey Brae is an important link between Leith and the historic village of Restalrig, to London Road, the new Meadowbank sports centre and the city centre. Between 2018 and 2020 we held public drop-in... More

    Closed 16 May 2022

  • Low Traffic Neighbourhoods Proposals for Communities

    This page provides details of Council led public engagements currently being undertaken on the Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) projects in Edinburgh. It also provides links to the reports and documentation of public engagement previously undertaken on LTNs see the ‘Related’ section below.... More

    Closed 30 April 2022

  • EIJB - Revised Scheme of Integration

    City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Lothian Integration Scheme Revision 2022 - Draft for Consultation City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Lothian are consulting on a general update to the Scheme of Integration - the document which outlines the governance, scope and operation of the... More

    Closed 26 April 2022

  • Cemetery Management Rules 2022

    The City of Edinburgh Council (the Council) shall introduce a set of Cemetery Management Rules made under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982. These draft Rules were approved for public inspection by the Culture and Communities Committee on 1 February 2022 . The... More

    Closed 25 April 2022

  • Coatfield Lane and Giles Street

    In 2018, a planning application was lodged for the development of 32 new affordable homes at Coatfield Lane. Demolition of the old homes for the development at Coatfield Lane commenced in September 2020 and was completed April 2021. Due to significant archaeological interest an archaeology... More

    Closed 18 April 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

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.

We asked

Every year the City of Edinburgh Council’s Rent Consultation gathers tenant views on their experience of the housing service and presents options for setting the next year’s rent levels. We received 446 responses for the 2022/2023 consultation – 106 through our online survey and 340 using our printed, postal option. This was nearly double the average from previous years, so we were delighted to get such a valuable picture of tenant opinions.

 

The Council also carries out an annual Tenant Survey, questioning 1,000 tenants across the city. This survey includes the questions in the Rent Consultation, as well as a number of other topics.

 

Tenants were presented with a range of rent increase options: 1.8%, 2%, 3%, 4% and 5%. The consultation explained the impact the different options would have on delivery of key commitments, including Net Zero Carbon.

You said

The most popular option in both the Rent Consultation (53% of respondents) and the Tenant Survey was 1.8%.

We did

Therefore, a proposal for a 1.8% rent increase was put forward at the Council’s budget meeting on 24th February. However, a motion from the Coalition for a second rent freeze was agreed at the meeting and this will be put in place for 2022/23.