City of Edinburgh Council



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

Edinburgh council satisfaction survey returns record high result

Satisfaction with Edinburgh as a city to live in is the highest it's ever been, the City of Edinburgh Council’s annual residents’ survey has shown.

Published 7 April 2016

Edinburgh care home wins coveted Silver Food for Life Catering Mark

An Edinburgh care home has become the first in Scotland to win a coveted Soil Association’s Silver Food For Life (FFL) Catering Mark.

Published 4 April 2016

Link completes latest affordable housing development in Edinburgh

Link's new affordable housing development at Balmwell Terrace has been officially opened by the City of Edinburgh Council’s vice convener for health, social care and housing, Councillor Cammy Day.

Published 21 March 2016

Pennywell housing project recognised at 2016 Scottish Property Awards

The team behind the regeneration project at Pennywell in Edinburgh is celebrating after being named City Housing Regeneration Project of the Year at the 2016 Scottish Property Awards.

Published 9 March 2016

Funding boost for Pennywell and Muirhouse regeneration

Pennywell and Muirhouse in Edinburgh is set to receive £1.5 million from the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grants Fund.

Published 4 March 2016

Care and Repair Edinburgh sees 17 per cent rise in demand

Care and Repair Edinburgh assisted over 5,000 older and disabled people to continue to live safely at home in the Capital during 2015 – a 17 per cent rise in demand for its services from the previous year.

Published 26 February 2016