The Edinburgh Civic Forum
About the Forum
The Civic Forum aims to strengthen the dialogue between civic groups in the capital and the City of Edinburgh Council. It also aims to encourage greater interest and involvement in planning.
Who can join?
Membership is free and open to representatives of the following groups within the City of Edinburgh Council boundaries:
- Community Councils
- Street Associations
- Area Associations
- Amenity groups
- Local interest groups
The Forum is not open to private individuals, political groups or commercial organisations.
The Cockburn Association is Secretary to the Forum and organises and minutes the meetings. The Chair is drawn from the Forum membership. The Forum is supported by the City of Edinburgh Council Planning Department with meeting space provided in the City Chambers.
What is discussed?
City of Edinburgh Council officials and politicians attend the meetings and often give presentations to an agenda set in cooperation with Forum members. There is always time for questions, answers and further discussion. Specific developments or planning applications are not discussed at the meeting.
- The City Local Plan
- Green Belt issues
- Urban Design Standards
- The Planning etc (Scotland) Act & proposals for better community involvement
- Enforcement of planning decisions
- Planning application case study
How can my group join?
Please call us on 0131 557 8686 if you are interested in the Civic Forum. All active Community Councils and affiliate members of the Cockburn Association automatically receive an invitation to attend meetings.
Meetings in 2012:
Tuesday 27 March
Tuesday 19 June
Tuesday 25 September
Tuesday 27 November
Meetings will be held at 4.00pm, when tea & coffee will be available, for 4.30pm in the Business Centre, City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh.
Minutes for meeting held on 29 November 2011 HERE
Minutes for meeting held on 27 September 2011 HERE
Minutes for meeting held on 14 June 2011 HERE
Minutes of meeting held on 29 March 2011 HERE
Who orgnises the Forum?
The Cockburn Association organises the Forum.