Closed activities

  • Edinburgh's Thriving Greenspaces 2050

    The City of Edinburgh Council is consulting on the draft Edinburgh’s Thriving Greenspaces 2050: A Vision and Strategy for the City of Edinburgh Council’s public greenspaces . This document sets a 2050 Vision for the city’s greenspaces with four strategic themes that will guide the management of the Council’s greenspaces and will be used to set priorities over the next 30 years. A plain text version of selected highlights from the draft strategy is... More
    Opened 4 October 2022
  • Licensing Board Policy Consultation

    The Edinburgh Licensing Board is about to start the process of preparing its new Statement of Licensing Policy. The policy sets out in detail how the Board considers applications for the licensing of the sale of alcohol in the Board’s area, but also the expectations the Board has of licence holders in operating their premises. The Board has to prepare a new policy every five years and must ensure the policy promotes the licensing objectives of:- Preventing crime and... More
    Opened 30 September 2022
  • Short-term Let Planning Guidance for Edinburgh

    We want to know what you think about our proposed planning guidance for short-term lets in Edinburgh. We have updated the guidance to give more detail on how we will make decisions on planning applications. In 2021, the Scottish Government brought in new legislation which allows councils to have a short-term let control area. In a control area, these new laws mean if you offer a flat or a house for a short-term let that is not the home you live in, you will need planning... More
    Opened 29 September 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 various locations in the Coillesdene area to reduce unnecessary through traffic. The trial was introduced because residents on Brunstane Road, between Milton Road and the railway bridge,... More
    Opened 20 September 2022
  • Fields in Trust Protection

    Parks and green spaces are proven to help people stay physically and mentally well, build community spirit, help combat loneliness and are important for the planet. The Council is proposing that an additional twenty of the city's parks are nominated for Fields in Trust protection. This is a legal agreement known as a “Minute of Agreement” between the City of Edinburgh Council and the Fields in Trust charity. The proposals would go some way to ensure that almost everyone in the... More
    Opened 15 September 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 required across the city. The Council has worked with key city partners to put together actions that can be implemented now, using tested approaches and lessons learned from experiences in other cities. ... More
    Opened 31 August 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 future and what facilities they should have. Masterplans give us a vision. What is actually possible depends on local support and on funding. We have created a masterplan for regenerating... More
    Opened 3 August 2022
  • Short Term Lets 2022 - consultation 2

    We’ve previously asked you what the Council’s short term lets policy should include and what any additional licence conditions should cover. After considering responses to that consultation, a proposed short term let licensing policy and conditions framework has been developed . As a result of the Civic Government Scotland Act 1982 (Licensing of Short Term Lets) Order 2022 being passed by the Scottish Parliament, local authorities in Scotland will introduce a licensing... More
    Opened 25 July 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, Police Scotland want to hear about your experiences of violence directed towards women and girls. This activity is about helping them to understand your experiences. More
    Opened 11 July 2022
  • Community Payback Consultation 2022

    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 2011. This is when an individual who has committed an offence does unpaid work within the community. Do you have any experience of people doing unpaid... More
    Opened 4 July 2022
  • Women's Safety in Public Places

    At its meeting on 30 November 2021 the Council’s Policy and Sustainability Committee approved a consultation into girls’ and women’s feelings about safety in public spaces in Edinburgh. We recognise that many women and girls do not feel safe in public places and we are working to identify what makes particular areas and places feel safe or unsafe. We want to hear from all Edinburgh residents, particularly women and girls, who live, work and/or study in Edinburgh about your... More
    Opened 27 June 2022
  • Leith Links Masterplan

    The City of Edinburgh Council’s Thriving Greenspaces Project has funded the development of 10-year concept Masterplans for Leith Links, West Pilton Park, Inch Park and Inverleith Park, working with local communities and landscape architects to develop ideas for future use and facilities in these parks. Master planning gives an overall broad plan for an area and is a vision of what could happen, whether or not it is delivered in full depends on several things including local support,... More
    Opened 9 June 2022
  • Walk Wheel Cycle Burdiehouse

    We are developing plans to improve the provision and accessibility of sustainable modes of travel for residents and visitors to the Burdiehouse area including proposed changes to Burdiehouse Road and Frogston Road East. The project builds upon the City of Edinburgh Council’s City Mobility Plan . This aims to help Edinburgh connect through a safer and more inclusive carbon neutral transport system - delivering a healthier, thriving, fairer and compact capital city and a higher... More
    Opened 6 June 2022
  • Lochend and Easter Road - walking, wheeling and cycling improvements

    The purpose of this survey is for you to provide us with feedback on the design proposals for local path improvements to the path connection from Moray Park Terrace to Lochend Butterfly Way, and changes to the Easter Road/ Albion Road Junction. The map below shows the two areas our proposals are considering. Please review the proposals before responding to the survey. A summary is provided here with more details available via the Give us your views link... More
    Opened 6 June 2022
  • South Queensferry - walking, wheeling and cycling improvements

    As part of the delivery of the Local Development Plan , we are exploring opportunities for improving walking, wheeling and cycling conditions within South Queensferry. The aim is to create more travel options for your daily trips to school and work as well as other trips in your local community. The Local Development Plan was adopted in November 2016 and includes detail on the policies and proposals that are to be used in delivering future developments for the city and ... More
    Opened 6 June 2022
  • Leith Connections: Phase 3 west - east proposals

    The Leith Connections project is aiming to create a safer and more comfortable street environment for residents walking, wheeling, cycling and spending time in the local streets and outdoor spaces of Leith. The project builds upon the City of Edinburgh Council’s City Mobility Plan . This aims to help Edinburgh connect through a safer and more inclusive carbon neutral transport system - delivering a healthier, thriving, fairer and compact capital city and a higher quality of life for... More
    Opened 6 June 2022
  • Currie High Student Travel Survey

    Currie High is getting active! Being active not only improves your physical and mental health and well being. It has been found to improve concentration and people's ability to learn. In addition, it can reduce traffic congestion and noise and air pollution on the school run and improve the local environment As part of this, we'd like to know about how you travel and if there are any barriers which discourage you from travelling on foot, by bike and by public transport. ... More
    Opened 25 May 2022
  • Gracemount High Student Travel Survey June 2022

    Gracemount High is getting active! Being active not only improves your physical and mental health and well being. It has been found to improve concentration and people's ability to learn. In addition, it can reduce traffic congestion and noise and air pollution on the school run and improve the local environment As part of this, we'd like to know about how you travel and if there are any barriers which discourage you from travelling on foot, by bike and by public transport.... More
    Opened 25 May 2022
  • 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 consultations and design workshops as part of the community-led Meadowbank masterplan. At these events you told us that Smokey Brae is a highly undesirable space for pedestrians, wheelers and cyclists. In... More
    Opened 22 April 2022
  • Reimagining Murrayburn, Hailesland and Dumbryden - People and Places Design Proposals

    Welcome to the ‘MHD People and Places; re-imagining Murrayburn, Hailesland and Dumbryden’ consultation. This work is being carried out by Atkins Landscape Architects on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council. The brief for this project is to improve the public streets and spaces within the project boundary. A concept design proposal has been developed for the site taking onboard the feedback from the first consultation workshop in November 2021. Feedback from this... More
    Opened 22 April 2022
  • Short Term Lets 2022

    As a result of the Civic Government Scotland Act 1982 (Licensing of Short Term Lets) Order 2022 being passed by the Scottish Parliament, local authorities in Scotland must introduce a licensing scheme for properties operating as short term lets. The licensing scheme will start on 1 October 2022 and will cover all short term lets by July 2024. More
    Opened 15 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 survey was required. The findings of the survey were submitted to the Planning service in June 2021. Taking into account the archaeological requirements and feedback received from... More
    Opened 11 April 2022
  • New Liberton High School

    Pre-Planning Consultation A new Liberton Community Campus, which will replace the existing Liberton High School, is currently being developed on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council. The following information responds to the Planning Regulation requirements for major planning applications; to engage in a minimum 12-week consultation period prior to formal submission of the planning application. This pre-planning consultation period will aim to share with the local community... More
    Opened 1 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 Edinburgh Integration Joint Board. This consultation is being conducted to help further inform and finalise this revision of the scheme. You are invited to participate in the consultation, by... More
    Opened 28 March 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 Rules will regulate the behaviour of cemetery visitors, control of dogs and parking. The Rules will apply to all 43 Council owned and operated cemeteries, graveyards, churchyards and... More
    Opened 17 March 2022
  • George Street and First New Town – Operational Plan

    We’re creating a welcoming, safe, better connected and sustainable space that will embrace and enhance the much-loved heritage of George Street, Castle Street, Frederick Street and Hanover Street. Our vision is to provide a great place that everyone can enjoy and benefit from, which supports our drive to be net zero carbon by 2030 and helps the city’s economic recovery. We are preparing an Operational Plan which will control how vehicles access George Street and the First New... More
    Opened 4 March 2022
  • Granton Gasholder Park

    The City of Edinburgh Council would like to share the vision and proposals for the future of the Granton Gasholder and gather views on how the space should be developed. Image credit: Fabio Scalici Photography Project Overview The Council was successful in its bid to secure funding from the UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund to restore the Granton Gasholder. The proposals include the restoration of the B-listed gasholder frame and the creation of a publicly accessible... More
    Opened 14 February 2022
  • Edinburgh Cycle Hire Scheme User Survey 2022

    This survey will help us understand the experiences of users of Edinburgh Cycle Hire Scheme / Just Eat Bikes between September 2018 and September 2021. Completion of this survey will help us develop the way ahead for Edinburgh Cycle Hire Scheme. (Please respond using the survey so your opinions can be captured if you wish to send an email to the ActiveTravel@edinburgh.gov.uk please use Cycle Hire Scheme in the title.) More
    Opened 4 February 2022
  • Leith Chooses 2021-2022

    £eith Chooses is a process of democratic deliberation and decision-making in which local people choose how to spend a public budget. (participatory budgeting, or ‘PB’) If you live, work, study or volunteer in Leith please take time to consider the projects, and cast your votes here. Grants of up to £5,000 will be awarded from a total of £56,106 (£46,106 from Community Grants Fund, £5,000 from Port of Leith Housing Association, and £5,000 from... More
    Opened 24 January 2022
  • Granton Waterfront Community Benefits

    We are currently reviewing our guidance in relation to the handling of community benefits delivered through the Granton Waterfront regeneration and development programme. We’d like to hear your feedback and comments in relation to the draft framework. The framework is designed to guide developers and contractors investing in the area on what is most important to the community in relation to social, environmental and economic benefits. About Granton Waterfront ... More
    Opened 24 January 2022
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