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  • Age Limitation of Taxis and Private Hire Cars (Air Quality)

    You may be aware that in recent months there has been significant media coverage about pollution levels in the UK. The main causes of pollution in towns and cities are Nitrogen Oxide and Nitrogen Dioxide (referred to as Nitrogen Oxides), which are produced in the emissions from petrol and diesel vehicles. Air quality in city centres is a major public health concern. Diesel produces Nitrogen Oxides and minute ‘particulates’ that are harmful to health. Although invisible to the naked eye,... More
    Closed 2 June 2017
  • Demand for Taxis and Private Hire Cars in Edinburgh

    There are two types of licensed vehicle in Edinburgh: taxis and Private Hire Cars. Taxis in Edinburgh are generally purpose built wheelchair accessible cabs and have an illuminated TAXI sign on the roof. Taxis should be the only vehicles picking up passengers at ranks in Edinburgh. Private Hire Cars are usually saloon vehicles and must have door stickers visible with “Pre-Booked Hires Only” on them. Private Hire Cars must be pre-booked. City of Edinburgh Council follows a policy... More
    Closed 5 June 2017
  • Cycling and walking improvements between Saughton Park and QuietRoute 8

    This consultation gives people the opportunity to express their views about proposed initial designs for cycling and walking improvements between Saughton Park and the existing QuietRoute 8 at Baird Drive and Stenhouse Drive. These designs are part of planned improvements to the cycling route, called QuietRoute 8. This route forms part of the QuietRoutes Network which is being implemented across Edinburgh. The aim of the network is to provide routes that are easy, safe and convenient to... More
    Closed 30 June 2017
  • Cycling and walking improvements from Holyrood Park to Ratcliffe Terrace

    This consultation gives people the opportunity to express their views about initial proposed designs for a cycle route and walking improvements between Holyrood Park and Ratcliffe Terrace. The route, called QuietRoute 30, will form part of the QuietRoutes Network which is being implemented across Edinburgh. The aim of the network is to provide routes that are easy, safe and convenient to use by people of any level of cycling experience. It will also improve conditions for people walking.... More
    Closed 30 June 2017
  • The New Queensferry High School: Pre-planning consultation

    Later this year the Council plans to submit a planning application for a new Queensferry High School. The new school would be built on the current school’s playing fields and, following completion of the new school, the old school would be demolished with the area landscaped and a new pitch created on the site. In addition, a separate planning application will be submitted shortly to create a 3G pitch alongside the Queensferry Sports and Community Hub to ensure that pupils can... More
    Closed 11 August 2017
  • Bonaly Road Raised Crossing

    The Council proposes to improve visibility for vehicles and pedestrians, as well as introduce new pedestrian crossing facilities on Bonaly Road at the junction with Bonaly Wester. Preliminary plans have been developed for the scheme. More
    Closed 17 September 2017
  • Westbank Street Development

    Background Land at Westbank Street in Portobello is being sold. This land is currently used by Powerleague for five-a-side football. Powerleague hold a long-term lease on this land and have informed the Council that they do not wish to continue operating their business at this site. The Council owns the land and has agreed to sell it, jointly with powerleague. What will happen to Powerleague Powerleague want to close their business at Westbank Street because it is no longer... More
    Closed 18 September 2017
  • Taxi Fare Review 2017

    The City of Edinburgh Council reviews taxi fares every 18 months and must consult on any proposals to change the taxi fare tariff. More
    Closed 21 September 2017
  • Edinburgh Taxi Unmet Demand Survey 2017

    The Council acts as a Licensing Authority for the purpose of licensing taxis within the City of Edinburgh. In line with the powers contained in the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982, the Council has adopted a policy of limiting the number of taxi licences issued where there is no evidence of significant unmet demand. The Council last formally reviewed this position in 2013. At present there are 1316 licences for taxis within the city. The Council is required to keep this position under... More
    Closed 1 October 2017
  • East Fettes Avenue - new pedestrian crossing facilities

    The Council proposes to introduce new pedestrian crossing facilities on East Fettes Avenue between the south pedestrian entrance to Inverleith Park and Broughton High School. A preliminary design has been developed for the scheme. More
    Closed 3 December 2017
  • Proposed arrangements for Picardy Place

    Picardy Place is a key junction which connects Edinburgh’s east end to the rest of the city. Since 2006, plans for Picardy Place have been progressing to enhance the public realm; improve pedestrian and cycling provision; support the existing public transport network; and future-proof for any extension to the tram, and changes to the city centre as a whole. At present, Picardy Place performs poorly, with bad connectivity between transport modes, most of the pedestrian space being unused,... More
    Closed 15 December 2017
  • Plana Gàidhlig 2018-22 / Gaelic Language Plan 2018-22

    Tha am Plana Gàidhlig (PG) airson 2018/22, an dàrna eagran de Phlana na Comhairle, a’ togail air an adhartas a rinneadh agus na chaidh ionnsachadh leis a’ chiad Phlana . Chaidh am Plana seo ullachadh fo Earrainn 3 de dh’Achd na Gàidhlig (Alba) 2005, a tha a’ fàgail dleastanas reachdail air Comhairle Baile Dhùn Èideann gus Plana ullachadh a h-uile còig bliadhna. Tha e na amas don dàrna eagran seo den Phlana gum bi luchd-labhairt na Gàidhlig nas fileanta... More
    Closed 15 December 2017
  • Tram Route Cycle Safety Improvements

    This consultation gives people the opportunity to express their views about proposed designs for cycle safety improvements along the existing Edinburgh Tram route. More
    Closed 11 April 2018
  • QuiteRoute61-Moredunvale Road to Little France Drive

    The high levels of traffic on Old Dalkeith Road at the Royal Infirmary crossing at peak times has been reported to the Council as a barrier to people trying to cross the road by bicycle and on foot. This section of the road is also too busy to meet the standards of the Council’s ‘QuietRoute’ cycle network, which uses Old Dalkeith Road for a short section. The footpath within the Hospital grounds is also a loose gravel surface and not accessible to all. The Council is developing a... More
    Closed 21 May 2018
  • Cycling and walking improvements in Roseburn Park - Short Term Trial

    This consultation gives people the opportunity to express their views about the current trial path changes and planters in Roseburn Park. These changes were implemented as part of a short-term trial aimed at increasing safety for all path users by: - moving cyclists away from blind corners, where conflicts and accidents are known to have occurred. - delineating areas for cyclists and pedestrians at junctions so there is reduced likelihood of collisions. The main path... More
    Closed 27 June 2018
  • Gilmerton Dykes Street near to Gilmerton Dykes Crescent - pedestrian crossing improvements

    The Council proposes to introduce new pedestrian crossing improvements on Gilmerton Dykes Street near to Gilmerton Dykes Crescent (at access to the shops). A preliminary design has been developed for the scheme. More
    Closed 8 July 2018
  • Lanark Road West at Stewart Road - pedestrian crossing improvements

    The Council proposes to introduce new pedestrian crossing improvements on Lanark Road West at Stewart Road. A preliminary design has been developed for the scheme. More
    Closed 8 July 2018
  • South Gyle Broadway - new pedestrain crossing facilities

    The Council proposes to introduce new pedestrian crossing improvements on South Gyle Broadway, near to South Gyle Wynd. A preliminary design has been developed for the scheme. More
    Closed 8 July 2018
  • London Street at Drummond Place

    London Street at it's junction with Drummond Place has been identified for pedestrian crossing improvements by the City of Edinburgh Council's Pedestrian Crossing Assessment process. This consultation aims to present two design options to the local residents in order to take forward the preferred option. More
    Closed 22 July 2018
  • School Streets Phase 3 - Proposed Restriction of Vehicular Traffic (During School Travel Periods) for Leith, St. Mary's Leith and Gimerton Primary Schools

    The Council is seeking the views of stakeholders and the public on its School Streets proposal to introduce traffic restrictions at Gilmerton, Leith and St, Mary's (Leith) primary schools at the beginning and end of the school day. This follows on from the 18 month pilot scheme run at 9 primary schools introduced in 2015 and 2016. After evaluations of these schemes, the Transport and Environment Committee decided to make the existing schemes permanent and agreed updated selection... More
    Closed 31 July 2018
  • Edinburgh Partnership Review and Consultation of Governance and Community Planning Arrangements

    Community planning brings together public agencies, the third sector and communities to work together to plan and deliver services which make a real difference to people's lives. The Edinburgh Partnership involves these partners in overseeing this work for the city. The Edinburgh Partnership recognises that we can improve community planning processes. In this consultation, the Edinburgh Partnership would like to hear people’s views on: how... More
    Closed 9 September 2018
  • West Princes Street Gardens Project

    West Princes Street Gardens is one of the most cherished public green spaces in Scotland, loved by locals and visitors alike. However, over the past few decades due to increasing budget pressures the money available to invest in the facilities has decreased and as a result the Garden’s infrastructure has suffered. West Princes Street Gardens is one of the most beautiful and celebrated city-centre green spaces, offering a backdrop unparalleled anywhere in the world. The careful... More
    Closed 14 September 2018
  • Animal Boarding Establishments

    This consultation proposes changes to the conditions and application fees applied to Animal Boarding Establishment Licences. More
    Closed 16 September 2018
  • Improvements to Arboretum Place at the Royal Botanic Garden West Gate

    This consultation gives people the opportunity to express their views about proposed initial design for walking and cycling improvements on Arboretum Place, between Inverleith Park and the Royal Botanic Garden West Gate. These designs will convert the circular area between the Park and Garden into a new public space, creating a link between the two. The proposal is to create a space more suitable for pedestrians and cyclists with some disabled parking remaining at the kerb. ... More
    Closed 30 September 2018
  • Edinburgh: connecting our city, transforming our places

    Through ' Connecting our City, Transforming our Places ', the City of Edinburgh Council is setting out bold, ambitious ideas that will help achieve the Edinburgh 2050 vision; a fairer, thriving, connected and inspired city. The ideas focus on better places designed with people at their heart, with space for human connections; a city that is enabled by technology driving a stronger economy. The ideas also focus on transport as an enabler of transformational change - by reprioritising... More
    Closed 12 November 2018
  • Granton Waterfront Regeneration

    In March 2018, the Council acquired the former gas works in Granton Waterfront which substantially increased its landholdings within this priority regeneration area. This acquisition provides an opportunity for the Council to take the lead in the regeneration and ensure a place making approach is widely adopted across the area. This will create an inclusive and sustainable approach to development, and accelerate delivery of new homes, school, medical centre, retail, services,... More
    Closed 22 November 2018
  • Community Council Scheme Review

    Stakeholders are invited to comment upon the existing Scheme for Community Councils and provide suggestions for improvement. The existing Scheme is available on the City of Edinburgh Council webpage. More
    Closed 28 January 2019
  • Granton Waterfront Regeneration, Stage 2 - Granton Could Be…

    This consultation is the second stage of a 3 stage engagement process to produce a development framework and delivery masterplan for Granton Waterfront. Click here to view the results of stage 1 of the consultation "Tell us more about Granton Waterfront" In March 2018, the Council acquired the former gas works in Granton Waterfront which substantially increased its landholdings within this priority regeneration area. This acquisition provides an opportunity for the... More
    Closed 8 February 2019
  • Corstorphine Road - New Pedestrian Crossing Facility

    The City of Edinburgh Council proposes to introduce a new signalised pedestrian crossing facility on Corstorphine Road, east of Kaimes Road. A preliminary design has been developed for the scheme. More
    Closed 22 February 2019
  • Edinburgh Community Council Scheme Review

    A review of the Edinburgh Community Council Scheme is currently underway. The Scheme covers the rules and regulations governing community councils including election procedures, meeting arrangements, membership, and conduct. The following steps have been taken in advance of the statutory consultation process to inform the draft proposals published for consultation: Joint meeting of community councils (CCs) Questionnaire to all CCs, elected members and key... More
    Closed 22 April 2019
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