City of Edinburgh Council



Agreement signed to deliver 16,000 new affordable homes in Edinburgh over next decade

Edinburgh is set for a major housing boost after the council’s ambitious plan to build thousands of new homes was matched by six partner housing associations.

Published 29 January 2016

Edinburgh Council approves annual budget to tackle £126m shortfall

Frontline services for Edinburgh’s vulnerable, older and younger residents will be prioritised in the City of Edinburgh Council’s 2016/17 budget which was unveiled yesterday as the authority attempts to address a £126 million budget shortfall over the next four years.

Published 22 January 2016

Edinburgh council to consider ‘mansion tax’ for high-value properties

The City of Edinburgh Council has unveiled plans to introduce a higher threshold of council tax for the city’s most valuable properties in an effort to balance the books at the local authority.

Published 18 January 2016

NHT to deliver almost 900 homes for Edinburgh

Almost 900 Edinburgh affordable homes for rent are to be delivered by the National Housing Trust initiative (NHT), social justice secretary Alex Neil revealed today.

Published 14 January 2016

Green light for 400 new build-to-rent homes in Edinburgh

The City of Edinburgh Council has granted planning consent for plans to build up to 400 new homes at Fountainbridge, according to developers.

Published 14 January 2016

Outdoor classroom helps young people build better futures

Almost 150 young people in Edinburgh have improved their health, wellbeing and job prospects thanks to a Dunedin Canmore project and the great outdoors.

Published 18 December 2015

Leith Fort affordable housing work started

An ambitious project to build a new community of affordable homes in Leith is now underway.

Published 1 December 2015

Edinburgh unveils plans for 8,000 homes to tackle low-cost housing shortfall

The City of Edinburgh Council has set out plans to build 8,000 homes in an attempt to address the shortage of affordable housing and tackle the impact of soaring housing costs in the private sector.

Published 6 November 2015

CALA to submit plans for 206 new Edinburgh homes

A detailed planning application by CALA Homes to build over 200 homes at Newmills Road, Balerno, as included within Edinburgh Local Development Plan, has been submitted to the City of Edinburgh Council.

Published 2 November 2015

Edinburgh plans to build 14,000 new homes over next decade

The City of Edinburgh Council has unveiled plans to build 14,000 homes in the next ten years costing the local authority nearly £300 million.

Published 26 October 2015

Care and Repair Edinburgh adds new key safe service for older residents

Key safes can be invaluable for older people and the disabled providing many benefits for those who are vulnerable, as well as their carers and loved ones.

Published 13 October 2015

Edinburgh Council to further consider compulsory redundancies

The City of Edinburgh Council has asked for further discussions about the issue of compulsory redundancies as it attempts to address a £126 million budget shortfall over the next four years.

Published 28 September 2015

Edinburgh Council to consider 2,000 job cuts amid budget shortfall

As many as 2,000 jobs could be lost at the City of Edinburgh Council as the authority considers a number of proposals to address a £126 million budget shortfall over the next four years.

Published 18 September 2015

Approval granted for 177 new homes in Pennywell

Planning approval has been granted for the development of a further 177 houses and apartments in Pennywell, north west Edinburgh.

Published 17 September 2015