City of Edinburgh Council

Edinburgh tackles homelessness and empty homes with Private Sector Leasing scheme

Private landlords and other property owners left with empty homes in Edinburgh due to coronavirus are being encouraged to help local people and families in critical housing need through a new scheme which aims to provide a better alternative to other forms of temporary homeless accommodation.

Published 18 May 2020

Plans submitted for 126 new homes in Corstorphine

Artisan Real Estate has submitted a major planning application to the City of Edinburgh Council for 126 distinctive and spacious apartments in Corstorphine reaffirming the developer’s continued commitment to investing in the city.

Published 15 May 2020

Edinburgh adapts planning service to aid post-pandemic recovery

The City of Edinburgh Council has been establishing new ways of working and adapting its planning service to support communities and businesses throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 27 April 2020

Princes Street hotel used to support people who are homeless during pandemic

National homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust and the City of Edinburgh Council are partnering to provide further hotel accommodation and specialised support for people who would otherwise be sleeping rough in the capital.

Published 20 April 2020

Council to launch new Edinburgh food distribution network

A food distribution network to support Edinburgh’s most vulnerable citizens is set to be rolled out thanks to a new partnership between the City of Edinburgh Council, third sector organisation EVOC and the wider community and voluntary sector.

Published 20 April 2020

Edinburgh to distribute emergency food parcels for vulnerable families

The City of Edinburgh Council will be delivering 2,000 emergency food parcels to vulnerable families across the city today.

Published 27 March 2020

Plans underway to provide homeless accommodation in Edinburgh

Plans have been put in place to protect people facing homelessness during the coronavirus outbreak in Edinburgh, thanks to the combined efforts of the local authority, public health, private and third sector workers.

Published 25 March 2020

Planting starts at Urban Union's Pennywell Nature Garden

The first trees have been planted at the new Pennywell Nature Garden – with local school kids getting involved in the project.

Published 18 March 2020

250 new Edinburgh homes recommended for approval

Edinburgh councillors are expected to approve plans to build 250 new homes in the west of the city this week.

Published 16 March 2020

Edinburgh shuts down holiday let flat purchased through 'Golden Share' scheme

An Edinburgh flat which was purchased through an affordable housing scheme has been ordered by the local authority to stop operating as a short-term let property.

Published 12 March 2020

Tenement communal area improvement technology to be showcased

Technology to manage the condition of communal areas in tenements is among the projects that will be unveiled at an annual public sector innovation showcase.

Published 4 March 2020

Edinburgh to boost tenement recycling with communal bin enhancement project

Councillors in Edinburgh have considered a proposal which would give residents living in tenements greater access to a wider range of communal recycling facilities with more frequent collections.

Published 28 February 2020

Kiltane Developments submits plans for development at Edinburgh Gorgie Road site

Kiltane Developments has submitted plans to the City of Edinburgh Council to replace warehousing at a backlands site off Edinburgh's Gorgie Road with 217 student beds and 59 residential apartments.

Published 28 February 2020

Edinburgh Tenants Federation calls for one year rent freeze

Edinburgh Tenants Federation (ETF) has expressed concern about the City of Edinburgh Council's proposed 2% rent increase and 4.79% council tax increase.

Published 26 February 2020

Edinburgh unlocks £2.5bn housing investment with new three-year budget

The City of Edinburgh Council has paved the way for record investment in affordable homes with the setting of a new three-year budget.

Published 21 February 2020