Updates on recent activities

  • Statutory Consultation Proposing a Replacement St Catherine's RC Primary School

    We want to hear your views on plans to establish a new 11 class primary school and nursery on the South Neighbourhood Office site on Captain’s Road, replacing the existing St Catherine's Roman Catholic primary school. Investigations in the summer of 2018 considering how best to upgrade St Catherine’s RC primary school concluded that the building needed to be replaced rather than upgraded. Relocating a school means we have a legal obligation to carry out a statutory... More
    Opened 11 September 2023
  • Proposal to build a new primary school in the Builyeon Road housing development

    Significant new housing is proposed within the Queensferry area. The existing school infrastructure is not large enough to accommodate the pupil numbers expected going forward. Proposal A new non-denominational primary school and nursery is being proposed within the Builyeon Road housing development. This would involve the creation of a new catchment area. The full proposal details two options for the new catchment area. A shorter, summary paper is also available . ... More
    Opened 11 September 2023
  • Towards West Edinburgh 2050

    Towards West Edinburgh 2050 is our proposal on how the area to the west of the city should change over time. It is a ‘spatial strategy’ which covers the area of land stretching from the western edge of the city to the boundary with West Lothian, and from the Pentlands in the south to the Firth of Forth in the north. We have developed it in partnership with Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Futures Trust Transport Scotland.  ... More
    Opened 17 July 2023
  • Broxburn to Maybury Public Transport and Active Travel Improvements

    Working with West Lothian Council, we want to improve travel along the A8/A89 between Broxburn and Maybury. Our aim is to better connect communities with major employment, education, healthcare and leisure opportunities. To meet our net zero targets, we need to make it safer and easier for more people to make more journeys by bus or by walking, wheeling or cycling (known as active travel). This includes addressing: slow and unreliable bus journey times... More
    Opened 13 July 2023
  • West Edinburgh Placemaking Framework and Strategic Masterplan

    We are planning to create a new neighbourhood along the A8 corridor, next to Edinburgh Airport. This will have around 11,000 new homes alongside shops, schools, healthcare, leisure facilities and other things people will need. We will also make sure it is well connected, providing active travel links and public transport to the surrounding areas and the rest of the city. We consulted on the principle of development as part of City Plan 2030. We are now... More
    Opened 12 July 2023
  • Licensing of Sexual Entertainment Venues - July 2023

    In March 2022, the Regulatory Committee formally agreed to introduce a licensing scheme for Sexual Entertainment Venues (SEVs) in Edinburgh. This followed the introduction of new legislation which allowed local authorities to license such venues, and a public consultation exercise on the issue. Adoption of the powers to license Sexual Entertainment Venues (SEVs) does not imply approval of these premises by the Council. Following the consultation process the Council... More
    Opened 10 July 2023
  • A New Kirkliston High School on the Kirkliston Leisure Centre Site

    In January 2023, we asked people to give us their views on the future of secondary school provision in Queensferry and Kirkliston. People told us that there should be a new high school in Kirkliston. Some people said that we should redevelop the existing Kirkliston Leisure Centre site for a new high school. We have appointed an architect to write a report telling us whether a high school for up to 1,200 pupils could be built on the Kirkliston Leisure Centre site. This... More
    Opened 1 June 2023
  • House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Best Practice Guide 2023

    On 28 October 2021, the City of Edinburgh Council agreed a motion by Councillor Neil Ross on Raising HMO Standards. The motion relates to specific areas of HMO Licensing in the city. In particular, the motion referred to the following issues: The issue of application notices to residents; The issue of emergency contact details to residents: and The problem of fly-tipping and/or abuse of residential waste facilities by contractors employed by landlords or... More
    Opened 18 May 2023
  • Actions to deliver Edinburgh’s City Mobility Plan

    We approved the City Mobility Plan for Edinburgh in February 2021. Our vision is for people, goods and services to be able to move into and around Edinburgh in a way that is safe, sustainable, efficient and can benefit everyone. We have an ambitious 2030 target to lower the number of kilometres travelled by car in Edinburgh by 30%. Edinburgh also aims to achieve Net Zero by 2030. We understand that some people will still need to make certain journeys by car and for... More
    Opened 17 April 2023
  • Dreach Plana Gàidhlig 2023-27 / Draft Gaelic Language Plan 2023-27

    Fo Achd na Gàidhlig (Alba) 2005, tha dleastanas reachdail air Comhairle Baile Dhùn Èideann taic a chumail ris a’ Ghàidhlig tro leasachadh Plana Gàidhlig gus dèanamh cinnteach gun lean a’ Ghàidhlig a’ soirbheachadh. Is e seo an treas plana aig a’ Chomhairle, a’ mìneachadh na h-ath ìre de dh’obair gus a’ Ghàidhlig adhartachadh agus a h-ionnsachadh agus a cleachdadh ann an Dùn Èideann a mheudachadh. Tha an dreachd plana a’ toirt cunntas air adhartas gu... More
    Opened 22 March 2023
  • Taxi Fare Review 2023 - proposed tariff

    The City of Edinburgh Council reviews taxi fares every 18 months and must consult on any proposals to change the taxi fare tariff. The suggested new taxi tariff includes the following changes: an increase of 20% on Tariffs 1 and 2; and an increase of 15% on Tariffs 3 and 4. More
    Opened 28 February 2023
  • Portobello - Living Well Locally

    We are seeking your views on the streets, public spaces and local facilities that exist in Portobello town centre and the local area. Do they look and function as well as you would like? This project is part of the City of Edinburgh Council’s 20-minute neighbourhood strategy which is looking to provide better access to local facilities and open spaces across the city. The 20-minute neighbourhood approach enables everyone to be able to access services and meet most... More
    Opened 13 February 2023
  • Meadowbank Development Pre-planning Engagement

    Join us at one of our community engagement events to check out and provide feedback on the Meadowbank Development proposals . The City of Edinburgh Council, working in collaboration with the Edinburgh-Meadowbank (EDMB) Consortium, is embarking upon a transformational redevelopment project of the area surrounding the newly opened Meadowbank Sports Centre. The aim of the mixed-use development scheme, which has already been the subject of significant public consultation in partnership... More
    Opened 30 January 2023
  • Gorgie Dalry 20 Minute Neighbourhood

    20-minute neighbourhoods are places where everyone can meet most of their daily needs within a short walk, wheel or cycle from their home. We want to develop a plan to reimagine Gorgie Dalry as a more thriving place that is healthier, greener and safer for everyone. We are starting by looking at the following project area which covers Dalry and streets around Tynecastle High School. This survey will help us understand local needs, opportunities, and any... More
    Opened 23 November 2022
  • Speed Limits Review: 20mph and Rural Roads

    We are seeking your views on proposals to extend 20mph speed limits in Edinburgh and on introducing lower speed limits on our rural roads. The rural roads are mostly west of the city between Balerno and Queensferry. Edinburgh’s streets and rural roads are shared by many people and types of vehicle. We want to make our streets and rural roads safer and more pleasant for all, especially the most vulnerable users; those on foot, on bikes or, particularly on rural lanes, on horseback.... More
    Opened 16 November 2022
  • Future Secondary School Provision for Kirkliston and Queensferry Areas

    Queensferry High School does not have capacity to accommodate new housing developments in Queensferry. Queensferry High School has capacity for 1,200 pupils. The school may exceed that capacity in 2025 and need to accommodate nearly 1,800 pupils by 2035. We think possible solutions could be to: extend Queensferry High School to accommodate up to 1,800 pupils; or build a new secondary school in Kirkliston or West Edinburgh for... More
    Opened 14 November 2022
  • 2023/24 Council Housing Survey

    Every year we ask Council tenants for their views on how their rent should be spent. We use the responses to help us plan our investment priorities and Council housing budget for the following year. This year, with the cost of living crisis on everyone’s mind, we’d like to find out more the financial challenges you’re facing and how best to support you. The cost of living crisis is also making it more expensive to run our housing services. It’s now costing more to bring... More
    Opened 1 November 2022
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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