City of Edinburgh Council

Edinburgh's Lord Provost visits community benefit-funded projects

Edinburgh's Lord Provost has visited organisations in the South West of the city who are benefitting from ENGIE’s £50,000 community fund.

Published 12 February 2020

Edinburgh council targets three-year balanced budget

The City of Edinburgh Council is targeting a three-year balanced budget to help achieve long-term change in the city.

Published 11 February 2020

Edinburgh landlord stripped of HMO licence but maintains Airbnb listing

An Edinburgh landlord has been stripped of his HMO licence after he caused flooding to a neighbour's property, but he has been allowed to continue to use the property as an Airbnb.

Published 10 February 2020

Edinburgh's population increased by 13% in ten years

The population of Edinburgh grew by 13% from 2008 to 2018 with home ownership in the city reaching 56% in 2018, according to a new report.

Published 4 February 2020

City of Edinburgh Council 'on track' to deliver three-year budget

The City of Edinburgh Council has announced a new timetable to enable councillors to agree a three-year budget on 20 February.

Published 24 January 2020

Edinburgh 'set to approve' £2.5bn affordable housing spend

The City of Edinburgh Council is set to spend £2.5 billion on building thousands of affordable homes and improving council homes over the next ten years, according to reports.

Published 22 January 2020

Edinburgh appoints empty homes officer

The City of Edinburgh Council has boosted its ability to tackle the waste of long-term vacant, privately-owned homes with the appointment of a dedicated empty homes officer. 

Published 22 January 2020

Alex Orr: Draft proposal published for capital’s development

As the City of Edinburgh Council publishes its plan for the sustainable development of the city until 2030, Alex Orr outlines what the proposals mean for greenbelt development, affordable housing, short-term lets and more.

Published 17 January 2020

Councils empowered to introduce short-term lets control areas

Local authorities are to be given new powers to regulate short-term lets where they decide this is in the interests of local communities, under measures to be introduced by the Scottish Government.

Published 9 January 2020

City of Edinburgh Council backs Shelter Scotland campaign

The City of Edinburgh Council has voiced its support for Shelter Scotland's campaign to have the right to a decent home enshrined in Scots law.

Published 6 January 2020

High-performance timber fire doors installed in Edinburgh tower

Working on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council, Glasgow-based contractor CCG has successfully installed a range of brand new, high-performance timber fire doors to two towers in the centre of Leith.

Published 5 December 2019

Prospect unveils affordable housing plan for Morvenside

Prospect Community Housing has announced plans to build affordable housing in Morvenside.

Published 3 December 2019

Pirniehall pupils road test new play park at Pennywell Living

Local children in north Edinburgh can now enjoy playing together outdoors thanks to a new play park recently installed at Urban Union and the City of Edinburgh Council’s Pennywell Living development in Edinburgh.

Published 3 December 2019

Refurbished Edinburgh apartments offer home from home to hospital patients

Sixteen refurbished apartments in Sighthill are helping people to build meaningful lives at home following time spent at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.

Published 6 November 2019

Work starts on new £5.4m specialist supported living scheme in Leith

Work has officially begun in Leith to bring new homes for local people living with disabilities.

Published 4 November 2019