City of Edinburgh Council

City of Edinburgh Council prioritises housing in equality and diversity framework

Councillors in Edinburgh have approved a new four-year framework setting out the council’s ambitions to advance equality and promote diversity as the city rebuilds after the pandemic.

Published 21 April 2021

Eight in ten Edinburgh residents satisfied with council services

Eighty per cent of residents are satisfied with services delivered by the City of Edinburgh Council since lockdown began in March 2020, according to a large-scale city survey.

Published 15 April 2021

Sustainable city ambitions recognised in new Edinburgh by Numbers report

Edinburgh residents believe that climate change is an immediate and urgent problem according to the latest Edinburgh By Numbers report produced by the City of Edinburgh Council.

Published 13 April 2021

City of Edinburgh Council launches new app to make repairing shared properties easier

The City of Edinburgh Council and its partner Novoville are proud to announce the release of Novoville Shared Repairs, a new app dedicated to improving the condition of property in co-ownership in Edinburgh, and all of Scotland.

Published 9 April 2021

Edinburgh Tenants Federation discusses role and importance of social housing

Members of the Edinburgh Tenants Federation (ETF) attended an organisation meeting earlier this month to find out more about the City of Edinburgh Council’s new house building programme and Shelter Scotland’s social housing campaign Build Scotland’s Future.

Published 29 March 2021

City of Edinburgh Council outlines options to recover loss of income incurred due to rent freeze

A minimum 2.5% annual rent increase over the next four years is one of four options being considered by the City of Edinburgh Council in order to mitigate the impact of a one-year rent freeze on its Housing Revenue Account.

Published 22 March 2021

Former Edinburgh police HQ site of hundreds of new homes

The former police headquarters in Edinburgh is to be sold and demolished to make way for hundreds of homes in a deal with the City of Edinburgh Council.

Published 19 March 2021

Plans unveiled for 65 new Edinburgh flats

Plans have been unveiled for 65 news flats in Edinburgh as construction is set to begin later this year.

Published 16 March 2021

City of Edinburgh Council employees to earn Living Wage from April

Every employee of the City of Edinburgh Council will earn at least the Scottish Local Government Living Wage (SLGLW) in their base pay from April 1.

Published 12 March 2021

Edinburgh to revise City Plan 2030 timetable

A report outlining a revised timetable for the City of Edinburgh Council's City Plan 2030 is set to be considered by councillors on Wednesday March 10.

Published 1 March 2021

City of Edinburgh Council ruled to have breached duties towards homeless refugee

A judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session has found that a local authority acted unlawfully in failing to provide assistance to a homeless Sudanese refugee living in Scotland.

Published 23 February 2021

Court of Session clarifies the law on fresh homeless applications

In a petition for judicial review of the City of Edinburgh Council’s decision to refuse a fresh homeless application, the Court of Session has held that the council acted unlawfully.

Published 23 February 2021

Council house rents in Edinburgh frozen for a year as part of budget settlement

The City of Edinburgh Council has set a balanced £1 billion-plus budget for the next financial year with Council Tax and rents for council house tenants frozen at 2020/21 levels. 

Published 19 February 2021

Granton Waterfront housing development submitted for planning

A planning application has been submitted for the City of Edinburgh Council's proposed housing development at Granton Waterfront.

Published 9 February 2021

Scotland's first intergenerational facility planned for Edinburgh's Powderhall regeneration project

A Passivhaus-standard building which will combine a nursery and accessible council homes designed for older people is the subject of a new planning application submitted to the City of Edinburgh Council.

Published 5 February 2021