City of Edinburgh Council

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Councillor Cammy Day explains how the City of Edinburgh Council is tackling the capital's acute housing shortage and lack of affordable homes.

Published 28 October 2016

Plans submitted for Edinburgh’s Small Sites Affordable Housing Programme

Planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore has submitted the next two planning applications for the City of Edinburgh Council’s Small Sites Affordable Housing Programme.

Published 21 October 2016

Proposals for 700 homes to be considered by Edinburgh councillors

A proposal to redevelop Muirhouse Shopping Centre and surrounding area to create a new civic centre within the Pennywell and Muirhouse area of the capital is being considered by the City of Edinburgh Council next week.

Published 21 October 2016

Edinburgh sets sights on collective city vision

Edinburgh residents, businesses, partners and stakeholders are being called upon to share their vision for the Capital’s future.

Published 29 September 2016

Edinburgh outlines nine-point action plan to improve city’s homes

Reducing the cost of living for tenants and building more affordable homes have been identified as the key elements to a new raft of objectives to improve housing in Edinburgh.

Published 16 September 2016

Hundreds of affordable homes set for derelict Edinburgh site

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has marked the start of work on a new affordable housing development in Edinburgh today.

Published 13 September 2016

Edinburgh council leader to stand down next year

Councillor Andrew Burns has announced that he will not be putting himself forward for re-election as leader of the City of Edinburgh Council in the 2017 election.

Published 19 August 2016

Bield breaks new ground on Edinburgh affordable homes

One of Scotland’s largest housing and care providers for older people marked their continued commitment to invest in new affordable homes by celebrating the start of construction works on their new site in Edinburgh with a formal sod cutting ceremony.

Published 8 August 2016

Scottish Government responds to Edinburgh’s affordable homes plan

The City of Edinburgh Council’s proposed Local Development Plan (LDP), which has scope for the provision of thousands of new affordable homes, should not be modified to include further housing land release at a strategic level, the Scottish Government has said.

Published 6 July 2016

Council extends programme to target key areas for development

The City of Edinburgh Council has launched a new programme to catalyse development in the city with housing being a main target area.

Published 23 June 2016

Edinburgh unveils new strategy to deliver 8,000 affordable homes

The City of Edinburgh Council has set out plans on the delivery of a new-look housing strategy which aims to significantly increase the number of new affordable homes in the city from 3,000 to 8,000 and accelerate investment in the services that will reduce tenants’ cost of living.

Published 22 June 2016

Edinburgh tenants and residents association celebrates national accolade

A tenants and residents association in Edinburgh has scooped a top housing award at the annual gathering of the Tenants Information Service (TIS).

Published 21 June 2016

Edinburgh pilot sees significant rise in tenement recycling

Two pilots to improve recycling provision for city tenements and flats have seen the amount of some materials recycled increase by up to 300 per cent.

Published 9 June 2016

Tenants get keys to new affordable homes at Pennywell

City of Edinburgh Council housing convener, Councillor Cammy Day met with tenants yesterday for a tour of the newest completed homes at the Pennywell site.

Published 11 May 2016

Council tenant discount card launches in Edinburgh

A new City of Edinburgh Council tenant discount scheme has been launched which will save tenants money.

Published 28 April 2016