City of Edinburgh Council

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

'Pragmatic' council budget planned for Edinburgh amid ongoing Covid uncertainty

Councillors in Edinburgh will next week consider a report outlining proposals for a balanced overall budget for 2021/22 as uncertainty persists around future changes and financial pressures brought about by the ongoing Covid19 crisis.

Published 28 January 2021

Charity launches digital service for homeless people and wider community in Edinburgh

A digital service to add to the support available for people in Edinburgh who are homeless has been developed by researchers and community partners, including leading Scottish homelessness charity Simon Community Scotland.

Published 25 January 2021

Funding available for eligible households for Edinburgh’s Low Emission Zone

Funding is being made available to help some households and businesses prepare for the introduction of a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) in Edinburgh.

Published 19 January 2021

Ministers reject Edinburgh short-term let enforcement notice appeals

Appeals into enforcement notices served by the City of Edinburgh Council to bring the unlawful use of properties for short-term lets have been dismissed by the Scottish Government.

Published 15 January 2021

Crowdfunder launched to block new roads at South Queensferry development

Residents of South Queensferry have launched a crowdfunder to block Ambassador Living's plans to new roads over their land for access to a new housing estate beside the Forth Road Bridge.

Published 11 January 2021

West Lothian Council objects to housing near Jupiter Artland

West Lothian Council has objected to plans to build 2,000 new homes near the award-winning sculpture park Jupiter Artland. 

Published 6 January 2021

Ground works under way for Western Harbour housing development

The next phase of investment in housing at Western Harbour in Edinburgh got under way this month with the beginning of ground works.

Published 18 December 2020

Hart Builders to develop 150 new affordable homes at Granton Waterfront

Work is under way to design around 150 brand new affordable homes at the former Silverlea care home in North West Edinburgh following the appointment of construction firm Hart Builders.

Published 4 December 2020

Taylor Wimpey gets green light to deliver 132 new homes at Ratho Station

Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has secured a Resolution to Grant detailed planning permission from the City of Edinburgh Council for 132 new homes at West Mains in Ratho Station.

Published 4 December 2020