City of Edinburgh Council



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

Edinburgh announces additional £611k for third party grants

An additional £611,000 is being distributed to support voluntary organisations helping vulnerable and disadvantaged young people and their families across Edinburgh.

Published 29 May 2020

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