City of Edinburgh Council



Emergency accommodation for Edinburgh homeless opening just in time for Christmas

Just in time for Christmas, 20 emergency beds have been created for people who are homeless in Edinburgh.

Published 21 December 2018

Edinburgh short term lets appeals dismissed

Three appeals challenging a City of Edinburgh Council policy to take enforcement action when properties are being misused as short term lets have been dismissed by the Scottish Government.

Published 30 November 2018

Edinburgh’s Poverty Commission holds inaugural meeting

A commission formed to tackle poverty in Edinburgh met for the first time yesterday to define the long-term responses needed to significantly reduce poverty in the city.

Published 28 November 2018

Tenants get keys to new council homes in Edinburgh

The first tenants have begun moving into new homes being built by the City of Edinburgh Council as part of a project to provide hundreds of affordable flats and houses on seven small brownfield sites across the city.

Published 27 November 2018

Report uncovers Edinburgh’s 466 breaches of homeless B&B law

The City of Edinburgh Council breached housing legislation 466 times in the last year by placing homeless families in bed and breakfast (B&B) accommodation for more than the seven-day legal limit, it has been revealed.

Published 26 November 2018

Edinburgh’s Strategic Housing Investment Plan ‘facing £77m black hole’

The City of Edinburgh Council’s plan to deliver 20,000 new affordable homes by 2027 faces a funding shortfall of £77 million, new figures have revealed.

Published 12 November 2018

More clarity required into introduction of rent pressure zones

The City of Edinburgh Council is to request that the Scottish Government conducts a review into the effectiveness of a rent pressure zone (RPZ) after a report found that the policy is not fit for purpose.

Published 6 November 2018

District heating in place at Edinburgh council housing development

A district heating network is set to service a new housing development in Edinburgh.

Published 17 October 2018

Work begins on new council housing development in Craigmillar

Work on a major new housing development at Craigmillar town centre for the City of Edinburgh Council is now underway.

Published 9 October 2018

Edinburgh Council seeking views on city services

Residents and businesses in Edinburgh are being asked for their views as part of 10-week public engagement developing a four-year strategy to meet the changing demands of the city and its services.

Published 4 October 2018

Expert to lead new Edinburgh Poverty Commission

The City of Edinburgh Council has appointed an independent chair to lead a new commission which will shine a light on and recommend ways to address poverty in the capital.

Published 3 October 2018

Further recognition for affordable homes at Leith Fort

Having already won a string of awards including the coveted Saltire Medal at the Saltire Housing Design Awards, Leith Fort has been named Affordable Housing Development of the Year at the Herald Property Awards for Scotland.

Published 1 October 2018

Population of Edinburgh on track to overtake Glasgow, built environment conference told

Edinburgh is due to outstrip Glasgow within the next 15 years to become Scotland’s biggest city, the chief executive of the Scottish capital’s council has said.

Published 20 September 2018

Housing minister visits Hillcrest and Bield on Scottish Housing Day

Hillcrest Housing Association and Bield Housing & Care celebrated Scottish Housing Day yesterday with a visit from Kevin Stewart MSP.

Published 20 September 2018

Blog: Homes and communities top of the agenda

To mark Scottish Housing Day, City of Edinburgh Council housing convenor, Cllr Kate Campbell, discusses the challenges that lie ahead.

Published 19 September 2018