City of Edinburgh Council

Inquiry into wider City of Edinburgh Council culture gets underway

Current and former City of Edinburgh Council employees and members of the public are being encouraged to come forward as an independent inquiry into the council's whistleblowing and organisational culture starts.

Published 30 November 2020

City of Edinburgh Council publishes response to Scottish Government short term lets consultation

The City of Edinburgh Council has published its response to the recent Scottish Government consultation on short term lets, welcoming the announcement that draft legislation on proposals is expected to be considered by Parliament in December.

Published 27 November 2020

City of Edinburgh Council unveils plan for ending poverty by 2030

Just under two months since becoming the first UK local authority to set a target date for ending poverty, the City of Edinburgh Council has unveiled a ten-year delivery plan outlining the actions it will take to help eradicate poverty in the capital by 2030.

Published 27 November 2020

City of Edinburgh Council 'can do more' to fulfil potential and further improve citizens' lives

Over the last four years many services provided by the City of Edinburgh Council have improved, its finances have been well-managed and ambitious strategies to improve the lives of local people and the economy have been agreed.

Published 26 November 2020

Edinburgh Council approves plans to redevelop Corstorphine Hospital

Plans submitted by Sundial Dundas Corstorphine Ltd to redevelop Corstorphine Hospital and its grounds have finally been approved by the City of Edinburgh Council.

Published 3 November 2020

Edinburgh's council homes to be carbon neutral under £2.9bn strategy

Moves are being made to make council housing in Edinburgh some of the most sustainable in the country as part of an ambitious £2.89 billion programme.

Published 2 November 2020

Edinburgh names 50 consultants on £95m professional services framework

More than 50 suppliers have won a place on a major new consultancy framework which aims to support the delivery of state-of-the-art new schools, early years centres, sports facilities and affordable homes across Edinburgh.

Published 30 October 2020

Edinburgh begins Granton Waterfront housing consultation

The City of Edinburgh Council has launched a public consultation into its plans for the first phase of housing for the development of Granton Waterfront.

Published 27 October 2020

Blackwood awarded £430,000 funding to improve lives of vulnerable people

Blackwood Housing and Care has been awarded £430,000 which will enable it to adapt homes and directly improve the lives of people with disabilities across Scotland, enabling them to live as independently as possible.

Published 26 October 2020

Edinburgh opens new winter welcome centre for rough sleepers

A new welcome centre in Edinburgh has opened its doors for the winter season, providing warm food and sleeping facilities, immediate housing advice and wellbeing support to anyone facing rough sleeping.

Published 12 October 2020

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