(See also ordinary meeting minutes in previous post.)
Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council annual general meeting, held at Leith Community Centre on Tuesday 26 June 2018 at 8.15pm
Actions and decisions are red italic underlined. Nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against an item.
This meeting was chaired by Cllr McVey.
1 Welcome, introductions and apologies
|Stewart Auld||LHNCC||Bruce Ryan||Minutes secretary|
|Colin Brown||LHNCC||Adrian Graham||Leith Links CC|
|Elaine Dick||LHNCC||Sally Millar||Leith Links CC|
|James Duff||LHNCC||Jim Scanlon||Leith Links CC|
|Don Giles||LHNCC/friends of Water of Leith Basin||Tim Parker||Trinity CC|
|Rob Levick||LHNCC||Cllr Chas Booth||Leith ward|
|Jennifer Marlborough||LHNCC||Cllr Adam McVey||Leith ward|
|Douglas Tharby||LHNCC||3 residents/visitors|
|Arthur Young||LHNCC||Cllr Gordon Munro||Leith ward|
|Allan Mackie||LHNCC||Deidre Brock MP||Edinburgh North & Leith|
|Gillian Meek||Victoria Primary School parents’ council|
2 Approval of the Minutes of the 2017 Annual General Meeting
These were approved in 2017.
3 Annual Report, Chairman: brief review of year
The chair thanked all LHNCC members for help, advice and guidance, and specifically thanked D Giles and D Tharby for their work on Leith Chooses, J Marlborough for being such a great secretary, and R Weir (who has now become an Edinburgh Sheriff), for keeping LHNCC going. The chair has asked Newhaven Church if they wish to send another representative.
The chair noted that LHNCC’s executive has been through a period of much learning. He pointed out how much LHNCC has done in the year – see the appendix below. Highlights include the Xmas lights and the Newhaven and Leith galas and especially Leith Chooses. He thanked community members for regularly bringing issues to LHNCC’s attention.
The chair thanked the CEC cllrs for their support and attendance, and the MP and MSP for their contributions. He suggested that the biggest challenge for the forthcoming year will be creating a structure to give planning matters the focus they need.
4 Treasurer’s report: draft accounts for FY18/19 (to be ratified)
|Income||Grant from CEC||845·64||845·64|
|Surplus/(deficit) for the period||(195·13)||(556·52)|
|Balance at bank||Opening balance||758·33||1314·85|
|Deficit for period||(195·13)||(556·52)|
D Tharby noted that Xmas light costs had risen this year, due to increased pupil numbers, and that LHNCC is now paying data protection registration fees (miscellaneous items). Overall, LHNCC’s deficit is falling.
Action: Cllr McVey to investigate whether LHNCC’s grant is based on population numbers, and if so whether it can be increased.
5 Demit of current office bearers and election of office bearers
There were no other nominations apart from the following. All nominees accepted office, and were approved nem con.
|Treasurer||D Tharby||R Levick||S Auld||Vice-chair||E Dick||R Levick||D Tharby|
|Secretary||J Marlborough||D Tharby||E Dick||Chair||R Levick||S Auld||J Duff|
6 Date of next AGM
Tuesday 25 June 2019
Cllr McVey noted that LHNCC is now far more vibrant than it had been. It was suggested that LHNCC links more with other CCs.
Concerning the future of CCs, cllr McVey stated that under the new locality scheme (partnerships of CEC areas with the police, fire service, the NHS etc), CCs can become more influential because they will be the layer between the large localities and individuals. Cllr Booth added that democracy bills may be launched, giving greater empowerment to local organisations.
8 Appendix: LHNCC Planning & Activity Report (AGM) 26/6/18
16/03684/FUL: Cala. Planning permission for proposed residential development including affordable housing provision, landscaping and public realm, parking, access, ancillary commercial/retail units, associated works. Land 120m southeast of 98 Ocean Drive
Comments submitted. There was ongoing dialogue regarding this application and finally went to Public Hearing 13/12/17 resulting in approval with conditions. Granted Building Warrant to commence work on NE Section of site, to begin late June 2018. Craig Lynes, Land Manager from Cala explained still some issues with CEC and will LHNCC Meeting 26 August 2018 to provide update on Development.
16/00126/REF (Appeal): Aldi, 10,12,14,16,18,20 Dock Street Edinburgh EH6 6EY. Aldi – Detailed planning application for demolition works and erection of a class 1 retail foodstore and associated car parking, access, landscaping, public realm and other works
Following appeal – Allowed 14/9/17, and Alcohol License Application successful June 2018
16/02815/PPP: OCEAN TERMINAL LTD. Proposed Hotel Development and Boardwalk
Land at Ocean Terminal, Ocean Drive. (3/6/16)
Permission in principle granted. Legal Agreement currently under discussion in relation to Tram contribution by Resolution.
14/05127/FUL: At Land 96 Metres South Of 2, Ocean Drive, Edinburgh Residential development consisting of 57 flats providing a mixture of accommodation and tenure as well as associated infrastructure
LHNCC submitted comments 19/2/15. Planning Application refused 1/2/17.
Update Ref. No: 17/00047/REF Appeal allowed 5/1/18
16/02868/FUL: Malt & Hops, Land 20 Metres Northwest of 45, Shore, Edinburgh Installation of a 18.5 m x 6.28 m deck with one access gangplank (no founds) on the eastern edge of the Water of Leith basin south of Bernard Street Bridge to allow expansion of the adjacent public house seating area to accommodate a servery, storage and an accessible WC. (as amended)
Application – permission refused 2/6/17. Went to Appeal but dismissed
17/03194/FUL – Permanent mooring of the ship MV Fingal at Alexandra Dock, change of use to Class 7 hotel, and provision of associated infrastructure including parking, pedestrian and service gangways, coupling/fixing mechanism and service connections, and part change of use of existing hydraulic station building to storage
Request for legal agreement (7/11/17), status – Awaiting decision. Spoke to Andrew Thomson, Head of Hospitality & Events, RY Britannia Trust – Progress Report: CEC Session 75 signed this week; Princess Anne visit 5/7/18; Expected to move to Alexandra Dock 1/9/18; Landscape work to progress. Invite to attend LHCC meeting later in year for progress report.
17/01856/FUL: (Industry Lane) Demolition of existing car garage and erection of new residential block 23 units with associated car parking and landscaping. | 4 Industry Lane Edinburgh EH6 4EZ
Comment submitted from LHNCC on12/6/17. Planning Application refused 20/12/17
18/01876/FUL: (Industry Lane) Demolition of existing car garage and erection of new residential block 19 units with associated car parking and landscaping. | 4 Industry Lane Edinburgh EH6 4EZ
New application submitted April 2018. Concern from residents brought to LHNCC followed up with Presentation by developer on 22/5/18. LHNCC submitted comment on 27/5/18. No new information
18/00846/FUL: (S1 Skyliner) Residential development of 237 flats over 4 apartment buildings with heights of 7 storeys (Block A), 13 storeys (Block B), 11 storeys (Block C) and 9 storeys (Block D) with a commercial unit, car parking and associated landscaping
S1 purchased site and held Public Consultation 31/10/17, Presentation to LHNCC 24/10/17. Submitted planning application 26/2/18. LHNCC submitted comment 18/3/18 re concerns in relation to access and Trams. CEC: Minded to grant – legal agreement 18/12/17
18/00186/FUL: (S1 Skyliner) Construction of a new quay wall SE of 98 Ocean Drive Edinburgh
CEC Decision notice approved 13/6/18. Looks like work starting on New Quay.
17/05415/FUL: Residential – Art Deco Cinema, Great Junction Street.
Letter of support sent 5 April 2018.
Have been granted Listed Building Consent and are Minded to Grant for the Planning application. Granted 19/6/18
18/01154/PAN: Proposed residential development: commercial units, landscape, drainage, roads, infrastructure. Bath Rd (Baltic St)
Joint consultation with LLCC as Application borders both CCs. Meeting with representation from both CC’s with Nicholas Wright MRICS, Development Director, Barratt & David Wilson Homes (East Scotland) has been provisionally set for 2/7/18 tbc.
8.b Community Council events/other attended/represented by members
|12/10/17||CEC: Assessment of Community Councils, City Chambers|
|12/10/17||The Future of Coatfield Lane – Outside Consultation|
|19/10/17||Leith Creative – Make Leith Better: Feedback from project|
|26/10/17||Campaign for Leith Museum presentation|
|27/10/17||Out of the Blue – Leith Festival Pageant meeting|
|31/10/17||Leith Fort Official Opening Ceremony|
|31/10/17||S1 Skyliner Public Consultation|
|12/1/17||Leith Remembrance Service, Leith Community Medical Centre|
|13/11/17||Distribute Flyers for Leith Chooses|
|13/11/17||Meeting with Leith Distillery Planner|
|22/11/17||Leith Chooses Launch and Funding Workshop, Newkirkgate – Feedback|
|29/11/17||Age Friendly Community Event, Dalmeny St. Drill Hall – feedback|
|4/12/17||Victoria Primary School Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony|
|4/12/17||LDP Action Programme, Community Council Briefing (This and North East Locality Plan)|
|5/12/17||CEC Civic Forum Meeting, City Chambers|
|6/12/17||EDLP Action Programme Community Briefing|
|7/12/17||Scottish Government/COSLA – A Review of Local Governance review, Leith Theatre|
|7/12/17||Christmas in Leith, Tree Lighting Ceremony, Kirkgate|
|13/12/17||Cala Waterfront Development Public hearing, City Chambers|
|14/12/17||Newhaven Trams, meeting with Rory Garrick|
|15/12/17||CEC Green Group Christmas Party, City Chambers|
|17/1/18||NHS Lothian, Joint Health Protection Plan. Plan for 2018-2020|
|25/1/18||Keith Festival Burn’s Supper, Leith Dockers Club|
|2/2/18||LHNCC website and email addresses updated|
|27/2/18||Community Council Training Event|
|3/3/18||Leith Chooses – Applicants presentations and Voting, Leith Community Education Centre|
|6/3/18||Civic Forum Meeting, City Chambers|
|19/3/18||Meeting Victoria Primary School re Gala Day|
|21/3/18||ELDP Briefing Spring 2018, NE Locality Office, Niddrie Mains Road|
|21/3/18||Leith Chooses results of Vote, Leith Community Education Centre|
|22/3/18||Edinburgh Trams Information Event, Leith Library|
|26/3/18||Parliament Focus Group, South Leith Parish Church Hall’s|
|29/3/18||Prepare for launch of LHNCC Newsletter|
|6/4/18||Letter to Police Scotland re funding|
|9/4/18||Proposal regarding re-routing Bus 21 via WGH to give direct access from Leith, supported by TCC, LLCC
|17/4/18||Save Leith Walk meeting, Out of the Blue Drill Hall. Support for this|
|21/4/18||Edinburgh Trams Public Information, Ocean Terminal|
|30/4/17||Meeting Victoria Primary School re Gala Day|
|6/5/18||SS Explorer visit|
|9/5/18||Baltic Street Planning Application Public Consultation exhibition, Leith Library|
|15/5/18||Leith Chooses Feedback, Leith Community Education Centre|
|19/5/18||Quintinshill (Gretna) Disaster Memorial Service|
|21/5/18||LCCC – Drum Developer Presentation re Stead’s Place|
|22/5/18||Save Leith Walk Meeting, Out of the Blue Drill Hall|
|20/6/18||Trinity Academy. Argument for upgrading. Meeting Wednesday in the Academy library.|
|26/5/18||Victoria Primary School Gala Day – Provided Stewards and Volunteers for VPS Gala Day|
|31/5/18||Community Council’s Together, Leith Community Education Centre|
|10/6/18||Leith Festival Gala Day – Joint ‘stall’ with Leith Links Community Council, at on the Links.|
|14/6/18||Tram Workshop 1, (Pilrig St.- Foot of The Walk), Training Conference Centre, St. Mary’s Street|
|17/6/18||Newhaven Heritage Community Gardens, Power of Food Festival|
|17/6/18||Leith Festival Tattoo, The Shore|
|19/6/18||NE Neighbourhood Partnership Meeting, McDonald Road Library|
|19/6/18||CEC, Place Matters, Leith Community Education Centre|
|21/6/18||CCTT meeting, Out of the Blue, Dalmeny Street. To prepare article for Press release end of June|
|22-25/6/18||CEC Edinburgh Summer Summit, various activities|
|25/6/18||Forth Ports Revised Design Framework for Western Harbour, Public Exhibition, Ocean Terminal, 2.30pm – 7.00pm|
|27/6/18||Tram Workshop 2, (Pilrig St. to Foot of The Walk), Training Conference Centre, St. Mary’s Street|
Jennifer Marlborough, Secretary 25 June 2018