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  • 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
  • Essential users and carers parking permit consultation

    Essential Users Permit (EUP) Holders If you’re an existing EUP holder we want to know your views on how the scheme currently operates and if you have any suggestions on how it could be improved. Carers Whether you’re a paid or unpaid carer we’re proposing to introduce two new parking permits. The two different types of permits being proposed are: Professional Carers Permit – intended for those employed by an organisation or agency and who make multiple... More
    Opened 6 March 2023
  • Women's Safety in Public Places - Phase Two

    Following the Women’s Safety in Public Places Consultation that took place over the summer of 2022, we are now seeking the views of Edinburgh residents once again on your perceptions of safety and factors that make you feel safe or unsafe. This consultation is open to anyone who lives, works, studies, socialises or commutes to Edinburgh. We are doing this because we want to get your views on safety in public places during a different time of year and at least six months since... More
    Opened 6 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
  • New Newcraighall Primary School

    PAN Application Public Events A new Newcraighall Primary School, which will replace the existing Newcraighall Primary 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 consultation period prior to formal submission of the planning application. This PAN application consultation period will aim to share with the local community... More
    Opened 17 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
  • Moredunvale Greenspace Development

    The Council via the Housing Neighbourhood Improvement Programme are seeking to make improvements to the Moredunvale greenspace. The project is led by a steering group, comprised of Moredun Multi Residents Association, Gilmerton Inch Community Council, City of Edinburgh Council and design consultants. The steering group gathered ideas for the greenspace through community consultation, which was held in the park during the summer of 2022. A summary of the key ideas... More
    Opened 26 January 2023
  • Have your say on Community Justice

    Community Justice partners are working to: Reduce crime and reoffending Keep communities safe; and Promote social inclusion and citizenship. Community Justice wants to support everyone to contribute to our communities and live crime-free lives. Some people need more support to do this than others. It is important that we support people who have committed o f fences so they can add value to our societ y . At the same... More
    Opened 6 January 2023
  • Taxi Fare Review 2023

    The City of Edinburgh Council reviews taxi fares every 18 months and must consult on any proposals to change the taxi fare tariff. As part of this review consultation is being undertaken with the taxi trade, public and stakeholders. Consultation with the public is an important element of Jacobs' review of taxi fares. We want to hear from both users and non-users of taxis in Edinburgh to understand your views about taxi fares. This survey will take no more than 5 minutes... More
    Opened 5 January 2023
  • New Wester Hailes High School

    Pre-Planning Consultation The City of Edinburgh Council is currently redeveloping Wester Hailes High School in phases, which aligns with priorities set out in the recent Wester Hailes Development Framework and Local Place Plan for Wester Hailes. Phase 1 involved the refurbishment of the school space within the existing sports and community building (Block A) and the provision of a new all-weather sports pitch. Work was completed in summer 2022. ... More
    Opened 28 November 2022
  • 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
  • Fields in Trust Protection for Orchard Park

    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 Blackhall Community Trust have applied for a Community Asset Transfer of the Ravelston Park Pavilion located at Craigcrook Road, Edinburgh, the intention is to develop the building into a new community hub, including space for a new early learning and childcare centre. The park is currently protected in perpetuity... More
    Opened 18 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
  • World Heritage Site Management Plan 2023

    Please share your thoughts on the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site. This feedback will inform the shape of the upcoming Draft Management Plan (2023+). The Draft Management Plan identifies issues and opportunities within the Site, and presents an action plan for implementation over a five-year period. Issues include: care and maintenance of buildings and streets control and guidance and contribution of new... More
    Opened 28 October 2022
  • Granton Waterfront - New Core Path Naming

    The Granton Waterfront Core Path is a key active travel route linking Waterfront Avenue with West Shore Road and providing access to the Granton Castle Walled Garden as well as access to the Social Bite Village. Increased use of the path is also expected now that Edinburgh Palette are moving into 20 West Shore Road, with the path providing a direct link to the nearest bus stops and the Waterfront Broadway local centre. The Council will be widening and resurfacing the path, as... More
    Opened 11 October 2022
  • House in Multiple Occupation conditions

    Under the terms of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006, the Council is required to license Houses in Multiple Occupation (‘HMOs’) where three or more individuals or families both live in a property and share facilities in it. All HMO licences granted by the Council are subject to a set of standard conditions which licence holders must comply with. Conditions HMO11 and HMO12 of the Council’s standard conditions set out the requirements which must be met by... More
    Opened 7 October 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
  • 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
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