City of Edinburgh Council



Housing 'the single most important' factor in reducing poverty in Edinburgh

There is no solution to poverty in Edinburgh without resolving the city’s housing and homelessness crisis, according to a wide-ranging report which has called on the Scottish Government, as an urgent priority, to ensure the city has the right funding and support to meet its social housing expansion needs.

Published 30 September 2020

Edinburgh considers Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan revisions

The City of Edinburgh Council will today consider plans to revise its five-year homelessness strategy to further strengthen support for people who need support.

Published 18 September 2020

Work starts on affordable energy efficient homes in North East Edinburgh

Work is under way to build new affordable homes at council-led developments in Bingham and Parkview in North East Edinburgh.

Published 15 September 2020

Edinburgh pledges 'swift' action to return short-term lets to full-time residential use

The City of Edinburgh Council has pledged to "use all the powers available" to crack down on Airbnb-style short-term lets after a new report found that only about one in 500 properties had proper planning permission.

Published 1 September 2020

Edinburgh unveils proposed housing-led vision for Leith Walk and Halmyre Street

A proposed housing-led vision for the Leith Walk/Halmyre Street area has been published by the City of Edinburgh Council to help shape future development of the site following consultation with the local community and other groups.

Published 28 August 2020

Dunedin Canmore completes 174 new homes in Edinburgh

Dunedin Canmore has delivered a major boost to affordable housing across Edinburgh after completing 174 new homes in four communities across the capital.

Published 26 August 2020

Figures reveal housing delivery progress by City of Edinburgh Council

The City of Edinburgh Council has delivered a rise in new homes being built and approved over the last 12 months and a decrease in repeat presentations of homelessness.

Published 17 August 2020

Edinburgh completes first new affordable homes since lockdown

The City of Edinburgh Council and its contractor CCG (Scotland) Ltd have completed the first new affordable homes in Edinburgh since lockdown.

Published 10 August 2020

Council to progress Edinburgh Climate Commission recommendations to pursue green recovery

Projects such as the regeneration of Granton waterfront should be accelerated to “reflect the urgency and scale of the current climate crisis”, according to a report considered by the City of Edinburgh Council yesterday.

Published 24 July 2020

Edinburgh calls on short-term lets to switch to tackling homelessness

Having successfully used short-term lets during the COVID-19 crisis to provide housing for people facing homelessness, the City of Edinburgh Council is now calling on the sector to help the city tackle homelessness long-term.

Published 6 July 2020

Edinburgh BioQuarter consults on Health Innovation District

An online community consultation has been launched today with the intention of developing a new mixed-use neighbourhood, as part of plans by Edinburgh BioQuarter to create a new Health Innovation District.

Published 18 June 2020

Councillor Kate Campbell: We’ve worked together to put our most vulnerable first during this crisis – but the biggest challenges are still to come

City of Edinburgh Council’s housing, homelessness and fair work convener, Councillor Kate Campbell, outlines the phenomenal response from organisations working to prevent homeless during the pandemic.

Published 18 June 2020

Partner sought for sustainable mixed-use development at Meadowbank

The City of Edinburgh Council has begun the search for a development partner for the creation of a new mixed-use neighbourhood at Meadowbank.

Published 12 June 2020

Scottish public sector partners report on feasibility of basic income pilot

Partners involved in exploring the feasibility of a Citizens Basic Income (CBI) pilot in Scotland have concluded that a CBI pilot is desirable but involves “significant challenges”.

Published 11 June 2020

Edinburgh set for affordable homes boost with Granton Waterfront regeneration approval

The City of Edinburgh Council has approved plans for the first phase of housing for the development of Granton Waterfront.

Published 29 May 2020