Next LHNCC meeting

The next LHNCC meeting will be on Tuesday 25 January 2022, at 6:30pm.

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 6:30pm to 8:30pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

LHNCC agenda and Eventbrite link: January 2022

Please register via Eventbrite:


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

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

LHNCC’s ‘City Plan 2030’ public meeting: agenda

Here is the agenda for the public meeting on Thursday 9 December, 6:30.

The meeting will be on Teams: register via Eventbrite:

City Plan 2023: Proposed Plan for period of Representation

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. CEC City Plan 2030
    1. Introduction
      1. What is the is the City Plan 
      1. Significant areas of interest
  4. Proposed Plan
    This is the main document sometimes referred to as the ‘written statement’. It is divided into five parts
    • Introduction
    • Strategy
    • Policies
    • Proposals
    • Appendix D 
      This separate document gives tables of site specific requirements for each of the                                  housing led proposals by reference.

Proposals Maps – Four PDF versions of the map area available including map covering the North East.

LHNCC October 2021 minutes

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Tuesday 26 October 2021 at 6:30pm Continue reading

City Plan 2030: LHNCC’s public meeting

LHNCC is holding a public meeting on Thursday 9 December at 18:30 to discuss Edinburgh’s proposed new local development plan (City Plan 2030). 

If you have comments or views on the plan which you would like to have included in LHNCC’s response you can send them to – or you can register to join the meeting on 9 December (via Teams video conferencing).

Register via Eventbrite: We will send a Teams link on Thursday afternoon to join the meeting.

The City Plan sets out locations for new homes and businesses, where new infrastructure and facilities are required and how places of value will be protected. It provides policies which will be used to determine future planning applications.

LHNCC is preparing a response on the content of the plan that is relevant to the Leith Harbour and Newhaven area, which must be submitted by 20 December – the closing date for the proposed City Plan’s period for representation.

CEC has prepared a Quick Guide to City Plan 2030 which gives an overview of each section of the plan and what it contains plus more information on the plan and the process. 

LHNCC agenda and Eventbrite link: November 2021

Please register via Eventbrite:

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of October 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. Hemmingway’s – LRB decision: refused
      2. Crosslane: Residential Servised Living. Ocean Point 2 – Presentation
      3. Seafield Project update
    2. Licensing
      1. Gambling Policy Consultation
    3.  Transport
      1. CEC – CPZ consultation North Leith & Leith N8
      2. Community Councils Together on Trams (CCTT)
      3. Edinburgh Bus User’s Group
    4. Environment
      1. Water of Leith Conservation Trust: Coalie Park
      2. FOWLB
      3. Sewage Related Debris and the Water of Leith
    5. Heritage
      1. Leith Culture & Heritage Group
    6. Community
      1. North East Community Planning Partnership
      2. Leith Chooses
  9. Resident issues
  10. EACC
    1. EACC meeting
  11. AOCB
  12. Date of next meeting: Tuesday 25 January 2022

Consultations covering LHNCC area

Following on from the last post, there are more consultations and planning applications for items that will affect the LHNCC area. Take a deep breath! (Some of the consultations have closed, and some applications have been withdrawn, so LHNCC is recording here the submissions it has made.)

Crosslane: Residential Serviced Living – Ocean Point 2

  • Presentation – LHNCC meeting 23/11/21

Salamander St/Bath Rd (21/01163/PPP)

  • Closing date 9/11/21

Ocean Terminal proposals (21/04420/PAN)

Maritime St (21/04479/FUL, 21/04480/LBC)

Mill Lane (21/04912/FUL)

9 – 21 Salamander Place (20/04907/FUL)

  • Site visit took place 14/9/21

DPEA Appeal REF:  PPA-230-2343 (8/7/21)

  • This application was withdrawn 14/10/21

Proposed extension to the Leith Conservation Area

Leith Connections

Mill Lane Clinic: LHNCC’s objection

 <LHNCC secretary’s personal address redacted>

28 October 2021           

Adam Gloser

Case Officer


Waverley Court,

4 East Market Street, Edinburgh , EH8 8BG

Dear Mr. Gloser

Ref: 21/04912/FUL: Mill Lane Clinic 5 Mill Lane Edinburgh EH6 6TJChange of use from dwelling (class 9) to residential institution (class 8).

Agent: Four Square Scotland

Grounds for comment – Objection

I am submitting this response on behalf of Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council (LHNCC). This proposed change of use from office to Class 8 residential Institution has raised concerns from residents. these have been considered by LHNCC committee and planning group. 

The application appears not to require completion of sections under Checklist for Planning Application and there is no reference or information regarding type of residential institution/tenure for proposed 22 apartments or availability for parking and cycle storage provision. Local residents have identified that the institution will be used as a homeless shelter but no details available about provision being provided and if this will include families or only individuals. If such shelters are needed we would prefer to see them managed by regulated charitable organisations with ongoing support available for tenants.

It would appear the only aspect of the planning application is for the HMO permission, and this is not considered or recorded here. There is no information in this  application about Health & Safety requirements needed to meet legislation. Clarification on what is required for Residential Institution application needs to be clarified as there does not appear to be any specific legislation for this type of change of use application 

We, are therefore, recommending that application is refused as it fails to provide suffice to evidence to allay our concerns.

Yours sincerely 

Jennifer Marlborough