Next LHNCC meeting

The next LHNCC meeting will be on Tuesday 23 February 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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Details of changes to the layout of the bi-directional cycleway on Leith Walk

LHNCC has been asked by Trams to Newhaven to publish the following. Any queries should be sent to them, via one of these contact-methods. LHNCC was not consulted on these diversions.  

Location: North-bound side of Leith Walk

Timescale: 15 March 2021 till Autumn 2021 (in sections)

To allow for the continued construction of the new tram line and to begin creating the segregated cycleway that is part of the final design for the project, we are now required to review the bi-directional cycle lane provision on the north-bound side of Leith Walk.

While these works are being carried out there will be restrictions in in place for cyclists.  Sections of the temporary bi-directional cycleway that are currently in place will need to close. Where possible, alternative routes will be signposted for cyclists, however there may be instances when this is not possible.

There will be signage installed for cyclists accessing the north-side of Leith Walk to advise of these changes.

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LHNCC January 2021 minutes

MInutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Tuesday 26 January 2021at 7:00pm Continue reading

Edinburgh Development Concordat

Edinburgh Planning has published its new Development Concordat which sets out how developers, community organisations and the Council can work together to achieve good placemaking.

The Concordat seeks to help the city’s economic recovery by promoting collaboration.  It builds on the values and principles of the 2050 Edinburgh City Vision which provides clear aspirations for what the city is looking to achieve.

The Concordat recognises the need for agility, flexibility and collaborative engagement between Council services, the development and business communities and community organisations.

Read more on Planning Edinburgh’s blog-post here: https://planningedinburgh.com/2021/02/12/ed-dev-concordat

Strategic Transport Project Review 2

The Scottish Government has emailed about the latest progress on the Strategic Transport Project Review 2 (STPR2) and the opportunities for providing feedback on the latest STPR2 documents.

On 3 February 2021, the Scottish Government published the STPR2: Update and Phase 1 Recommendations report along with the associated impact assessment reports, which can be accessed HERE. These are the first STPR2 recommendations for transport investment. These recommendations focus on transport projects or interventions that significantly contribute to STPR2 objectives, align well with NTS2 priorities, and can be progressed or delivered within the current spending period and will help support a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alongside this, the Scottish Government published an updated National Case for Change which contains the options that will be taken forward for further appraisal in Phase 2 of STPR2 as well as an Appendix on COVID-19. Updated Case for Change reports have also been published for STPR2 regions. These reports can be accessed HERE.

The Scottish Government invites feedback on the STPR2 Update and Phase 1 Recommendation Report and the STPR2 options and COVID -19 scenarios. Linked comment forms are provided on the Transport Scotland STPR2 webpages. The comment forms will be available until midnight on 31 March and can be accessed HERE.

The Transport Scotland website pages have also been updated to include STPR2 frequently asked questions and a link to a new dedicated STPR2 Project Page, incorporating interactive Story Maps summarising the regional and national Case for Change reports.

Regards,
STPR2 Team
STPR2@transport.gov.scot

Leith low traffic neighbourhood

The City of Edinburgh Council is developing a project to create a safer and more comfortable street environment for walking, cycling, wheeling and spending time in the local streets and outdoor spaces of Leith. To achieve this, it is looking to develop a Low Traffic Neighbourhood in the area.

The council plans to carry out an initial community engagement with residents from 8th – 28th February 2021 to gather information and inform the scope of the project. Further engagement is planned throughout the year prior to implementation in winter 2021, with Council Committee approval at key stages.

In order to best represent the community views in the area and provide local knowledge and input to project, the council proposes forming a Community Reference Group (CRG).

It is proposed this group is made up of representatives from local organisations and established groups who will meet at key stages of the project to provide feedback and help share information with the community.

Whilst the group will be a touchstone for local feedback and views, it will not supersede the views of residents expressed during the consultation surveys. It is simply an additional way for the project team to create dialogue with the local community.

The council has contacted the following, and possibly other relevant organisations, to seek advice on what local interest groups and organisations should be invited to join the CRG:

The council has also asked which other organisations it should contact.

The council would propose to convene an online meeting with the CRG during the initial engagement period in February and then follow-up at key stages in the project.

Further details should be available from

Anna McRobbie BSc (Hons)
Consultant
Consulting, Transportation
M: 07384 543887
anna.mcrobbie@aecom.com

Bus diversions and changes

Leith Walk bus diversions

Detail here: https://www.lothianbuses.com/news/2020/06/network-changes-announced-for-next-stage-of-trams-to-newhaven-project

Lothian has announced changes to its network as work is set to begin on Leith Walk for the next stage of the Trams to Newhaven project.

The Leith Walk corridor will see significant traffic management put in place from Saturday 20 June 2020, resulting in diversions to all bus services in this area. The main daytime services affected include the 7, 11, 14, 16, 22, 25 and 49, which will follow different routes on journeys towards Leith.

Services 7, 14, 16, 22, 25 and 49 towards Leith will be diverted via London Road and Easter Road. Citybound journeys will continue to serve their normal route up Leith Walk.

Service 11 towards Ocean Terminal will be diverted via Annandale Street, Bellevue Road, McDonald Road and Broughton Road. Citybound journeys will continue to serve their normal route on Pilrig Street and Leith Walk.

Service changes from 21 June

Detail here: https://www.lothianbuses.com/news/2020/06/service-changes-from-21-june

Lothian Buses will introduce an update to its critical services network from Sunday 21 June to help keep key workers across Edinburgh and the Lothians moving during this time.

Tram construction works in Leith will also start on 20th June, meaning that our services will be unable to serve Leith Walk northbound. Services 7, 14, 16, 22, 25, 49 will be diverted via London Road and Easter Road, heading north only and Service 11 will be diverted via Annandale Street, Bellevue Road, Mcdonald Road and Broughton Road on journeys to Ocean Terminal.

Coallie Park consultation

The Water of Leith Conservation Trust has teamed up with Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust to conduct a user survey focused on the Coalie Park area. The aim is to create a prioritised list of projects to take forward, to make improvements which are truly wanted and needed by local people at Coalie Park in Leith.

 

Next LHNCC meeting

The next LHNCC meeting will be on Tuesday 23 February 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

Sign up for our quarterly newsletter to keep up with the most recent and relevant news about Leith Harbour and Newhaven. All previous editions are available in our newsletter archive.

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 26 November 2020

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting
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