City of Edinburgh Council

Edinburgh unlocks £2.5bn housing investment with new three-year budget

The City of Edinburgh Council has paved the way for record investment in affordable homes with the setting of a new three-year budget.

Published 21 February 2020

£1.3bn regeneration plan unveiled for Granton Waterfront

A proposal to transform Granton Waterfront into a new coastal town with 3,500 new homes has been published by the City of Edinburgh Council.

Published 20 February 2020

Dr Sam Gardner appointed to lead Edinburgh’s carbon neutral push

An expert panel from key sectors and areas of climate expertise has been appointed to progress Edinburgh’s target of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

Published 20 February 2020

Edinburgh submits 600-home masterplan at Meadowbank

A masterplan for the delivery of 600 homes has been lodged by the City of Edinburgh Council as the community-led development at Meadowbank makes progress.

Published 17 February 2020

Edinburgh welcomes ‘biggest budget for housing on record’

Confirmation of the Scottish Government's single biggest investment towards housing has been welcomed by Edinburgh's housing, homelessness and fair work convener.

Published 13 February 2020

Edinburgh's Lord Provost visits community benefit-funded projects

Edinburgh's Lord Provost has visited organisations in the South West of the city who are benefitting from ENGIE’s £50,000 community fund.

Published 12 February 2020

Edinburgh council targets three-year balanced budget

The City of Edinburgh Council is targeting a three-year balanced budget to help achieve long-term change in the city.

Published 11 February 2020

Edinburgh landlord stripped of HMO licence but maintains Airbnb listing

An Edinburgh landlord has been stripped of his HMO licence after he caused flooding to a neighbour's property, but he has been allowed to continue to use the property as an Airbnb.

Published 10 February 2020

Edinburgh's population increased by 13% in ten years

The population of Edinburgh grew by 13% from 2008 to 2018 with home ownership in the city reaching 56% in 2018, according to a new report.

Published 4 February 2020

City of Edinburgh Council 'on track' to deliver three-year budget

The City of Edinburgh Council has announced a new timetable to enable councillors to agree a three-year budget on 20 February.

Published 24 January 2020

Edinburgh 'set to approve' £2.5bn affordable housing spend

The City of Edinburgh Council is set to spend £2.5 billion on building thousands of affordable homes and improving council homes over the next ten years, according to reports.

Published 22 January 2020

Edinburgh appoints empty homes officer

The City of Edinburgh Council has boosted its ability to tackle the waste of long-term vacant, privately-owned homes with the appointment of a dedicated empty homes officer. 

Published 22 January 2020

Alex Orr: Draft proposal published for capital’s development

As the City of Edinburgh Council publishes its plan for the sustainable development of the city until 2030, Alex Orr outlines what the proposals mean for greenbelt development, affordable housing, short-term lets and more.

Published 17 January 2020

Councils empowered to introduce short-term lets control areas

Local authorities are to be given new powers to regulate short-term lets where they decide this is in the interests of local communities, under measures to be introduced by the Scottish Government.

Published 9 January 2020

City of Edinburgh Council backs Shelter Scotland campaign

The City of Edinburgh Council has voiced its support for Shelter Scotland's campaign to have the right to a decent home enshrined in Scots law.

Published 6 January 2020