Next LHNCC meeting

The next LHNCC meeting will be on Tuesday 27 April 2021, at 7pm, via Zoom.

LHNCC is aware that online meetings exclude those who cannot access them, whatever the reason. However, this is the best it can offer under the current circumstances.

Further meeting dates, coronavirus permitting, are 7pm to 9pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

LHNCC quarterly newsletter: Summer 2020

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Trams TROs consultation: starts 13 April

Please note this is from the Trams to Newhaven team. LHNCC will respond in due course – watch this space.

From Tuesday 13 April the project will commence the Traffic Regulation Order public consultation process (TRO). A TRO details the nature and extent of how our roads are used and managed such as road closures, restrictions on turning movements and the position of parking and loading spaces.

The purpose of the TRO process is to invite comment and objections on the parking and loading arrangements being proposed and any changes to moving traffic requirements and entry/exit from streets. Only measures presented within the traffic order may be objected to.

You will be able to view and comment on the TRO from Tuesday 13 April for a period of 28 days.

Scottish Parliament elections 2021 – Edinburgh Northern and Leith hustings (12 April 2021)

While community councils must be politically neutral in all their activities, the following event is open to all and does not promote any individual political stance over others.

Leith Links CC is holding a hustings for the Scottish parliamentary constituency of Edinburgh Northern and Leith, LHNCC’s constituency. This is on Monday 12 April 2021 from 7pm, on Zoom.

The candidates taking part in the hustings are

  • Rebecca Bell (Scottish Liberal Democrats)
  • Katrina Faccenda (Scottish Labour)
  • Callum Laidlaw (Scottish Conservatives)
  • Ben Macpherson (Scottish National Party)
  • Jon Pullman (Freedom Alliance)
  • Lorna Slater (Scottish Greens)

Read more about this event on Leith Links CC’s website:

Register to take part via Eventbrite:

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 25 February 2021

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting
(Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 25 February 2021 at 5:30pm Continue reading

LHNCC February 2021 minutes

MInutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Tuesday 23 February 2021at 7:00pm

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Survey on Coallie Park

Water of Leith Conservation Trust says:

We would appreciate your help to complete and promote this survey about Coallie Park, in Leith:

Click the graphic to see a summary of the Landscape proposals for the area for your consideration and interest. This forms the basis for the ‘Coalie Conversations’ which the Water of Leith Conservation Trust would like to initiate. On social media you can use #coalieconversations @WOLCT @greenspacetrust

PDF about Coallie Conversations, showing landscaping proposals etc

We have also made a web page:

Leith Connection Consultation – LHNCC’s response

The following is the text of a response submitted by LHNCC on 5 March

Leith Connections Project
Survey Response
5 March 2021

Mike Wilkinson
Community Engagement
Leith Connections

Dear Mike

Ref: Leith Connection Consultation Response

I am submitting above following consultation and feedback from committee members and members of the public on behalf of Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council.

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LHNCC agenda and Eventbrite link: March 2021

Please register via Eventbrite:

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of February 2021 meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police Report tbc
  6. Councillor/MSP/MP reports
  7. Chair, Secretary and Treasurer reports
  8. Standing reports:
    1. Planning
      1. Rennie’s Isle Development (presentation and discussion on the planning application from Robert Evans, Director, Ryden Planning for VRS Ltd c/o Union Property Services, and team members
      2. Albert Dock update (JM)
      3. Salamander St/Bath Rd (JM)
      4. Seafield Project update (NT)
    2. Licensing
    3. Transport
      1. Trams/Community Councils Together on Trams (JM)
      2. Edinburgh Bus User’s Group (JM)
    4. Environment
      1. Coalie Park Conversations consultation (DG/ED)
      2. PAS & Zero Waste Scotland, Circular Economy and Planning System event (JM)
    5. Heritage
      1. Heart of Newhaven Community Project (JM)
    6. Community
      1. Edinburgh Civic Forum – Update (JM)
      2. North East Community Planning Partnership (DT)
      3. Edinburgh Partnerships Reforms – EACC (JM)
      4. Community Council Planning Training Workshop (JM)
  9. Resident issues
    1. Parking restrictions in Tower Street
    2. Overflowing bins The Shore and Commercial Wharf
    3. Abandoned vehicles
  10. Leith Connections consultation and next steps (JM)
  11. AOCB
  12. Date of next meeting – Tuesday 27 April 2021


Links for further information on Agenda item (8) Standing Reports





Heart of Newhaven March newsletter

Heart of Newhaven’s online newsletter is now out. It’s at

Topics covered include

  • crowdfunding campaign – initial target almost achieved
  • membership drive
  • Little Birdhaven at Western Harbour, a collaboration with The Shoreline Project and a mini orchard for Victoria Park in collaboration with Friends of Victoria Park

You can check out HoN’s website at

1 Rennies Isle: offices to flats?

VRS Ltd is intends to change some existing offices on Rennies Isle into flats. Here is the text of their newspaper advert.

The Town and Country’ Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 Regulation 7(2)(b)


VRS Ltd is giving notice of intention to submit a planning application for proposed redevelopment of existing office for residential flatted accommodation including affordable housing and ancillary uses at 1 Rennie’s Isle, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6QT.

A Virtual Public Exhibition will be held between 3pm and 7pm on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th March 2021 on line at

A web based exhibition will be on line for 6 weeks between Monday 15th March and 26th May 2021.

Comments should not be sent to City of Edinburgh Council. An opportunity to make representations to the council will exist when a formal application is made.


Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 28 January 2021

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting (Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 28 January 2021 at 5:30pm

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