Public Consultation Effectiveness of Control of Dogs Scotland Act 2010

The Scottish Government is undertaking a review of dog control law.  This initial consultation is focused on improving the operational effectiveness of the Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010 to aid enforcement agencies. This review is focused on steps that can be taken to help aid enforcement agencies such as local authorities as they use […]

More housing for Highfield on the Drum Estate, Gilmerton

Another application has been submitted for yet more housing for Highfield on the Drum Estate, Gilmerton. A proposal has been submitted to Edinburgh City Council on 9th October for a large development at Highfield on the Drum Estate. A public exhibition will take place on Monday 25th November 3-7pm within Gilmerton library. REFERENCE NUMBER: 19/04823/PAN https://citydev-portal.edinburgh.gov.uk/idoxpa-web/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=PZ3U7JEW0GY00 […]

Sexual Entertainment Venues (SEVs) license

The Scottish Government has introduced legislation which allows councils to license ‘Sexual Entertainment Venues’ (SEVs). The City of Edinburgh Council is seeking views on whether should adopt these powers and has opened a consultation at the link below: https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/licensing-of-sexual-entertainment-venues/ This is to gain a broader understanding of community views on the potential shape of a licensing system for […]

Animal Welfare legislation

Scottish Government are seeking views on proposals to strengthen the enforcement of animal welfare legislation. increasing the maximum available penalties for certain animal cruelty offences (including offences involving attacks on service animals); enabling secondary legislation to be made that will allow Fixed Penalty Notices to be used in relation to lesser animal welfare offences; and […]

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