City of Edinburgh Council

'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

City of Edinburgh Council considers revised timetable for radical plan for future growth

Councillors on the City of Edinburgh Council's planning committee are being asked to consider a revised timetable for a radical plan to build a more sustainable future as the capital grows in the coming years.

Published 1 December 2020

Inquiry into wider City of Edinburgh Council culture gets underway

Current and former City of Edinburgh Council employees and members of the public are being encouraged to come forward as an independent inquiry into the council's whistleblowing and organisational culture starts.

Published 30 November 2020

City of Edinburgh Council publishes response to Scottish Government short term lets consultation

The City of Edinburgh Council has published its response to the recent Scottish Government consultation on short term lets, welcoming the announcement that draft legislation on proposals is expected to be considered by Parliament in December.

Published 27 November 2020

City of Edinburgh Council unveils plan for ending poverty by 2030

Just under two months since becoming the first UK local authority to set a target date for ending poverty, the City of Edinburgh Council has unveiled a ten-year delivery plan outlining the actions it will take to help eradicate poverty in the capital by 2030.

Published 27 November 2020

City of Edinburgh Council 'can do more' to fulfil potential and further improve citizens' lives

Over the last four years many services provided by the City of Edinburgh Council have improved, its finances have been well-managed and ambitious strategies to improve the lives of local people and the economy have been agreed.

Published 26 November 2020

Edinburgh Council approves plans to redevelop Corstorphine Hospital

Plans submitted by Sundial Dundas Corstorphine Ltd to redevelop Corstorphine Hospital and its grounds have finally been approved by the City of Edinburgh Council.

Published 3 November 2020