City of Edinburgh Council

Edinburgh and Glasgow homeless charities appoint joint chief executive

Services for people sleeping rough on the streets of Edinburgh and Glasgow are expected to be improved following a deal struck between two charities specialising in ‘outreach work’.

Published 13 June 2017

Ombudsman condemns council’s failure to notify landlord of housing benefit delay

The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) has criticised the City of Edinburgh Council over its failure to notify a landlord that his tenant’s housing benefit would not be paid.

Published 25 May 2017

Edinburgh approves masterplan for over 1,300 homes at New Brunstane

A housing development of over 1,300 homes in Edinburgh has edged closer after councillors gave initial plans the green light.

Published 21 April 2017

Plans for 1,400 Edinburgh homes recommended for refusal

A £280 million development near Edinburgh Airport consisting of 1,400 new homes, hundreds of which would be affordable homes, has been recommended for refusal by council officials.

Published 19 April 2017

Social accommodation set for former Edinburgh care home site

Esh Border Construction has won a £1.5 million tender to transform a dilapidated Edinburgh care home into much-needed social housing.

Published 5 April 2017

Ex-Army officer loses appeal over ‘right to buy’ discount on council house

A former member of the armed forces who claimed he was entitled to a larger discount on the purchase price of his council home than he was offered under “right to buy” legislation has had his appeal refused.

Published 30 March 2017

Residents continue to be satisfied with life in Edinburgh

The City of Edinburgh Council’s latest Edinburgh People Survey has found that residents continue to be satisfied with life in the Capital.

Published 23 March 2017

Dunedin Canmore marks start of work on 111 new affordable homes for rent

Work has started on 111 new affordable homes for rent as part of a major regeneration project in an Edinburgh community.

Published 13 March 2017

Edinburgh Council to provide ‘one stop shop’ for developers in-house

The City of Edinburgh Council has made the decision to change current arrangements for city development by providing a new, in-house one stop shop for developers and investors.

Published 2 March 2017

Small sites initiative roll out continues in Edinburgh

Plans have been drawn up for a new 46-flat development on a brownfield site at Royston in Edinburgh.

Published 12 January 2017

Blog: Strategic thinking will help us build for future

The City of Edinburgh Council’s new Local Development Plan provides a clear framework to manage the capital's growth, says Councillor Ian Perry.

Published 22 December 2016

School pupils prepare time capsule as tenement restoration nears completion

Children from Tollcross primary school in Edinburgh are filling a time capsule with mementoes to mark a major restoration project at a pre-1919 tenement.

Published 19 December 2016

Keepmoat wins £35m Sighthill regeneration contract

A derelict piece of land in North Sighthill is to be completely transformed after the City of Edinburgh Council finalised contracts with Keepmoat for a £35 million regeneration scheme that will also provide investment in the wider community.

Published 29 November 2016

Social Bite team to build Scotland's first homeless village

The team behind Social Bite is working with EDI Group, City of Edinburgh Council and other homelessness charities on Scotland's first homeless village.

Published 24 November 2016

Agencies unite in fight against antisocial behaviour in Edinburgh communities

Detailed plans to tackle antisocial behaviour have been drawn up by the City of Edinburgh Council and partner agencies.

Published 17 November 2016