Updates on recent 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 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
    Closed 16 May 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
    Closed 25 April 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
    Closed 16 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
    Closed 27 February 2022
  • Housing Survey

    Edinburgh residents of all ages and living in all types of housing are invited to take part in a survey about accessible housing. The survey is part of a project the Council is doing to help us understand more about the need for accessible and adaptable homes now and in the future. Your feedback will help the Council to understand more about the number of households in Edinburgh who may need housing which is designed or adapted to meet health, disability and frailty... More
    Closed 4 February 2022
  • Edinburgh Slavery and Colonialism Legacy Review

    Building on long-standing efforts of City of Edinburgh Council, equalities-focussed organisations and individuals, and protests in support of the global Black Lives Matter movement, in July 2020 the Council’s Policy and Sustainability Committee agreed a set of actions to address historic racial injustice and stem modern day discrimination. Its report stated: “Committee recognises… that cities, including Edinburgh, should acknowledge and address their roles in perpetuating racism... More
    Closed 19 January 2022
  • Taxi Fare Review 2021 - 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 amendment to applicable tariffs at Christmas and New Year; an increase to 40p surcharge per passenger where there are more than three; and an increase of 2.9% on all tariffs. More
    Closed 27 November 2021
  • Short-Term Let Control Area

    In April 2021, government introduced laws which allow councils in Scotland to designate all or part of their area as a Short-Term Let Control Area. If councils choose to do this, they must get approval from Scottish Government. On 11 August 2021, the Planning Committee approved a proposal to ask people for their views on whether we should have a Short-Term Let Control Area for the entire Council area. If a short-term let control area... More
    Closed 5 November 2021
  • Early Learning and Childcare Parent and Carer Survey 2021

    The City of Edinburgh Council is seeking the views of parents and carers with children under 5 years of age to ensure we provide a high quality service that is responsive to the changing needs of our local communities. The online survey aims to gain the views of parents and carers regarding the following areas: The current delivery models available to access the funded entitlement to 1140 hours of early learning and childcare. ... More
    Closed 29 October 2021
  • Edinburgh’s Proposed Low Emission Zone

    The City of Edinburgh Council aims to reduce air pollution, since it presents a significant threat to public health. It is especially harmful to young children, the elderly and those suffering from pre-existing conditions, including heart and lung diseases. Low Emission Zones (LEZs) are being introduced across Scotland’s four largest cities : Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee in response to dangerous levels of air pollution, primarily nitrogen dioxide (NO2),... More
    Closed 20 September 2021
  • Draft 2030 Climate Strategy

    We would like to hear your views on the draft 2030 Climate Strategy for Edinburgh. The draft strategy outlines how we will work with citizens, communities and public, private and third sector organisations across the city to deliver a net zero, climate ready Capital by 2030. An executive summary of the strategy and a full copy can be found in the 'Related' section below. What is Net Zero? More Information Net zero is when any greenhouse... More
    Closed 12 September 2021
  • Granton Station - New Public Square Naming

    The Edwardian B-listed former Granton Station, set in the heart of the city’s planned new sustainable Granton Waterfront district, is to be restored by the Council. The project will be part-funded through Scottish Government regeneration capital grant funding and town centre funding. Work will commence to bring the historic former Granton Station building back into use by early 2022 as a high-quality creative workspace and the derelict land in front of the building will... More
    Closed 8 June 2021
  • Leith Connections

    We are seeking feedback from local residents and businesses on a new project which aims to create a safer and more comfortable environment for residents and visitors walking, cycling, wheeling and spending time in the local streets and outdoor spaces of Leith. The project will build upon the City of Edinburgh Council’s current cycling and waking projects , Active Travel Action Plan , QuietRoute network and cycle and walking improvements that are a part of the Trams to... More
    Closed 5 March 2021
  • Corstorphine Connections - Low Traffic Neighbourhood Engagement

    This public engagement gives people the opportunity to express their views about the current issues, challenges and opportunities that will infrom the scope of a potential low traffic neighbourhood in this area of Corstorphine - south of St John's Road, between Meadow Place Road and Pinkhill. More
    Closed 5 March 2021
  • Newbattle Terrace Public Realm Works

    The Council is proposing to carry our major refurbishment works on Newbattle Terrace between Morningside Road and Eden Lane. The aim of the scheme is to improve the streetscape and make it a more welcoming place by: Resurfacing the road and footpaths in high quality materials Eliminating uneven surfaces and drainage problems Replacing missing street trees with suitable species Introducing continuous at-level footpaths over... More
    Closed 24 December 2020
  • Equality Outcomes 2021-2025

    The Equality Act 2010  requires all public bodies (such as councils and the health service) to publish equality outcomes at least every four years. Equality outcomes aim to achieve specific and identifiable improvements in people’s life chances, eliminate discrimination and foster good relations. Working in partnership - Edinburgh, West Lothian and Midlothian Councils (including their education authorities and Midlothian’s licensing board), NHS... More
    Closed 22 December 2020
  • Gaelic Medium Education in Edinburgh

    We aim to build a dedicated secondary school for Gaelic Medium Education in Edinburgh. The City of Edinburgh Council is committed to the expansion of high-quality secondary Gaelic Medium Education (GME) in an immersive environment. As Scotland’s capital city, we have a special responsibility to nurture and help cultivate the Gaelic language as an integral part of our shared heritage and national identity. In order to secure a sustainable future for Gaelic, the Council... More
    Closed 11 December 2020
  • 2021-24 Council Budget Engagement

    Covid-19 has changed all our lives – immensely, and abruptly. The past few months have been incredibly tough for us all, and there continues to be great uncertainty about what will happen next. The pandemic’s impact has also shone a light on the health of our people and planet, highlighting the need to protect and support the most vulnerable in our communities. As we each continue to navigate the challenges and changes, likewise we at the Council are having... More
    Closed 10 December 2020
  • Access and camping in the Pentland Hills Regional Park

    The Pentland Hills Regional Park (PHRP) covers a large area of land south of Edinburgh, with landowners including farmers, local authorities and sport-shooting interests. You can find out more about the Regional Park by visiting www.pentlandhills.org . Over recent months and years PHRP has suffered from irresponsible wild camping, antisocial behaviour and a significant rise in car park usage, causing problem parking in surrounding areas. We are proposing a series of... More
    Closed 4 December 2020
  • Clermiston Primary School - Road Safety Improvements

    Please note the consultation deadline has been extended due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The Council proposes to install the following improvements: Parkgrove Street a raised crossing point improved traffic calming and road markings various other minor improvements Parkgrove Terrace contraflow cyclist improvements improved road markings More
    Closed 17 June 2020
  • Edinburgh Talks Climate Citizen Survey

    Give us your views: online survey Last year, a landmark report by the United Nations warned that, unless urgent action is taken, the opportunity to avoid the worst effects of climate change will be missed. The Climate Change Plan Scotland 2018 set out the continuing actions of Scottish Government to ensure Scotland meets the climate challenge. Following on from this, Scotland became the first country to declare a climate emergency in early 2019 and t ... More
    Closed 31 May 2020
  • Kirk Brae Pedestrian Crossing Improvements

    The Council proposes to install a footpath build out on Kirk Brae, north of Orchardhead Road to improve pedestrian mobility and safety. In 2017, the Council consulted on the removal of the existing traffic island outside No.52 Kirk Brae to address road safety concerns that had been raised. It is proposed to progress the island removal works in conjunction with the delivery of the new footpath build out. More
    Closed 13 March 2020
  • Proposal to redevelop at the former Powderhall Waste Transfer Station

    A Proposal of Application Notice ( Reference 19/04682/PAN ) was lodged on the 4th October 2019 to carry out statutory public consultations following the approval of the Place Brief. The Council held the first consultation PAN event to help develop proposals for the site on the 23rd and 24th October. This is the first event that the Council will run over a three month period which will help inform subsequent planning applications. If you missed this event you can view the materials that were... More
    Closed 11 March 2020
  • Road Safety in Braid Road

    Residents expressed concern about road safety in Braid Road. Following meetings to collate their concerns, drawings of potential Short, Medium and Long term proposals to address these were presented and commented upon at a Progress Meeting on 31 January 2017. Those who attended were asked to consider the drawings and give their opinion of the proposals; using self adhesive labels, to indicate - Green – a positive response Blue – a poor response Orange – where there... More
    Closed 30 January 2020
  • Annual Review of Major Events in Parks 2018/19 and Consultation on Future Events

    Thank you for taking part in this two part survey. 1. Annual Review of Major Events in Parks 2018/19. Edinburgh parks play host to a huge array of events every year and we recognise that there is a balance to be struck between those who wish to host events, those wanting to enjoy them and those whose everyday lives are either enhanced or impacted in some way. In addition, we need to ensure that the quality of the parks and greenspaces across the city are maintained to the highest... More
    Closed 18 December 2019
  • Draft Edinburgh Tourism Strategy 2030

    Tourism is one of the city’s biggest success stories, attracting 4.3 million visits a year. The sector directly employs over 33,000 of the city’s 513,000 residents creating opportunities for residents from across our communities, upskilling our workforce and attracting talent from all over the world. It also has many indirect benefits through the wide and varied supply chain across Scotland that services the tourism sector here in the city. For the continued economic success of... More
    Closed 15 December 2019
  • Proposal to Realign the Catchment Areas of Queensferry Primary School and Echline Primary School

    The Council aims to provide catchment school places for pupils living within a catchment area. New housing developments are progressing within the Queensferry Primary School catchment area but there will not be enough capacity at the school to accommodate the additional pupils . It is proposed that the catchment boundary between Queensferry Primary School and Echline Primary School will be realigned so that existing housing areas currently within the catchment area of... More
    Closed 9 December 2019
  • Proposal to Establish an Annexe of Kirkliston Primary School at Kirkliston Leisure Centre

    The accommodation at Kirkliston Primary School is under pressure from rising rolls in the area. Projections indicate additional accommodation is required to support the rising roll. Informal consultation has reinforced the community’s view that a new primary school is not supported because it would divide the community. Accordingly, it is proposed to establish an annexe of the primary school on the leisure centre site, some 500 metres from the school, which will... More
    Closed 9 December 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 land they wish to purchase is shown outlined in red in the plan below. This area is approximately 1231 square metres and in the south east corner of Ravelston Park. More
    Closed 11 October 2019
  • Davidson's Mains Crossing Upgrade

    The Council proposes to upgrade the crossings around the mini roundabout at the Main Street / Quality Street junction. The proposals are to introduce revised, raised zebra crossings over reduced carriageway widths, along with LED illuminated white bands on the zebra crossing poles to increase the visibility of the crossings. More
    Closed 6 October 2019
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