City of Edinburgh Council



Taylor Wimpey secures detailed planning permission for 250 new homes in West Edinburgh

Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has secured detailed planning consent from the City of Edinburgh Council for the provision of 250 new homes through the development of land off Maybury Road on the outskirts of West Edinburgh.

Published 27 May 2020

Adam McVey: How we can work together to support anyone facing homelessness

Adam McVey, leader of the City of Edinburgh Council, outlines how people in the city can work together to support anyone facing homelessness.

Published 22 May 2020

Edinburgh puts safety of domestic abuse victims at heart of housing approach

The City of Edinburgh Council has adopted a new policy which aims to give people affected by domestic abuse access a range of housing options and has called for councils to have the power to evict perpetrators from their homes in joint tenancy cases.

Published 19 May 2020

Report reveals impact of coronavirus on poverty in Edinburgh

The leader of the City of Edinburgh Council has outlined the measures the local authority will take after a report from the Edinburgh Poverty Commission outlined the impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on residents in the city.

Published 19 May 2020

Edinburgh tackles homelessness and empty homes with Private Sector Leasing scheme

Private landlords and other property owners left with empty homes in Edinburgh due to coronavirus are being encouraged to help local people and families in critical housing need through a new scheme which aims to provide a better alternative to other forms of temporary homeless accommodation.

Published 18 May 2020

Plans submitted for 126 new homes in Corstorphine

Artisan Real Estate has submitted a major planning application to the City of Edinburgh Council for 126 distinctive and spacious apartments in Corstorphine reaffirming the developer’s continued commitment to investing in the city.

Published 15 May 2020

Edinburgh adapts planning service to aid post-pandemic recovery

The City of Edinburgh Council has been establishing new ways of working and adapting its planning service to support communities and businesses throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 27 April 2020

Princes Street hotel used to support people who are homeless during pandemic

National homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust and the City of Edinburgh Council are partnering to provide further hotel accommodation and specialised support for people who would otherwise be sleeping rough in the capital.

Published 20 April 2020

Council to launch new Edinburgh food distribution network

A food distribution network to support Edinburgh’s most vulnerable citizens is set to be rolled out thanks to a new partnership between the City of Edinburgh Council, third sector organisation EVOC and the wider community and voluntary sector.

Published 20 April 2020

Edinburgh to distribute emergency food parcels for vulnerable families

The City of Edinburgh Council will be delivering 2,000 emergency food parcels to vulnerable families across the city today.

Published 27 March 2020

Plans underway to provide homeless accommodation in Edinburgh

Plans have been put in place to protect people facing homelessness during the coronavirus outbreak in Edinburgh, thanks to the combined efforts of the local authority, public health, private and third sector workers.

Published 25 March 2020

Planting starts at Urban Union's Pennywell Nature Garden

The first trees have been planted at the new Pennywell Nature Garden – with local school kids getting involved in the project.

Published 18 March 2020

250 new Edinburgh homes recommended for approval

Edinburgh councillors are expected to approve plans to build 250 new homes in the west of the city this week.

Published 16 March 2020

Edinburgh shuts down holiday let flat purchased through 'Golden Share' scheme

An Edinburgh flat which was purchased through an affordable housing scheme has been ordered by the local authority to stop operating as a short-term let property.

Published 12 March 2020

Tenement communal area improvement technology to be showcased

Technology to manage the condition of communal areas in tenements is among the projects that will be unveiled at an annual public sector innovation showcase.

Published 4 March 2020