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Priced out of Edinburgh

While Green councillor for Leith Chas Booth welcomes Edinburgh’s designation as a short-term-let control area, there’s more to be done.


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Participatory budgeting – next steps

Let’s not lose sight of people power over public budgets, says Chas Booth


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Could we see a more people-friendly Leith?

Green councillor Chas Booth welcomes the council’s plans for a Leith Low Traffic Neighbourhood and says they could be even better.


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Freezing rents

In the Council budget this year, Green councillors worked with other parties to secure a rent freeze for council tenants. Cllr Chas Booth explains why.


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To end winter evictions: vote Green!

Greens have led from the front in tackling housing inequality in Edinburgh and banning winter evictions, argues Chas Booth.


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Action on holiday letting

Let’s put homes before holiday lets says Chas Booth.


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Planning for a Zero Carbon City

Getting the new City Plan 2030 right is crucial for Edinburgh’s zero carbon ambitions, argues Chas Booth.


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Scotland at the heart of Europe

Chas Booth looks ahead to the European elections on 23 May.


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Completing the tram to Newhaven

Edinburgh City Council this week decides whether or not to complete the Edinburgh tram line to Newhaven. Transport spokesperson Cllr Chas Booth explains why Green councillors will support the project.


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Planning Edinburgh’s future

The “City Plan 2030” matters for Edinburgh’s future, argues Chas Booth.