Coalie Park Funday: Sunday 3 October 2021 1pm – 4pm

The Coalie Park Improvement Project is a campaign run by the Water of Leith Conservation Trust and ELGT which aims to deliver a transformation to this rather rundown and neglected part of the Water of Leith Walkway. 

At this funday we will be showcasing design proposals for the park and asking you for your

 thoughts and feedback. This fun event will also feature children’s’ nature activities, charity stalls, Plant Sale, and Guided Walks of the Park and Leith


Join us to find out about plans to improve Coalie Park, have your say and take part. Information Hub, Children’s Activities, Stalls, Guided Walks, Fundraising, Treasure Hunt etc


Coalie Park, Water of Leith, off Coburg Street

LHNCC agenda and Eventbrite link: September 2021

Please register via Eventbrite:

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of August 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. Ocean Terminal – Pan Application Online consultation
      2. Victoria Bridge – Forth Ports LBC planning application submitted 6/9/22
      3. Seafield Project update
    2. Licensing
    3. Transport
      1. Community Councils Together on Trams (CCTT)
      2. Edinburgh Bus User’s Group
      3. Government Risk and Good Value Meeting: Audit Report Spaces for People (link in Secretary’s Report)
    4. Environment
      1. Water of Leith Conservation Trust: Coallie Park
      2. FOWLB
    5. Heritage
      1. Leith for Ever – Dock Place Market Stall, other events and Film, 18th. September
      2. John Rennie’s 200Anniversary: SoSLeith’s unveiling of Information Board by MSP Ben Macpherson, 4 October 2021, 11.00am
    6. Community
      1. EACC meeting – Community Council Reform implementation plan
      2. North East Community Planning Partnership
      3. Starbank Park – Edinburgh Multicultural Festival 2021, Sunday 3 October 12noon – 7.00pm
      4. Water of Leith Conservation Trust: Coalie Park Funday, 3 October 1.00pm – 4.00pm
  9. Resident issues
    1. Post Trams to Newhaven construction: who will manage vibration issues
  10. EACC
    1. EACC meeting – Community Council Reform implementation plan
  11. AOCB
  12. Date of next meeting

Tuesday 26 October 2021

LHNCC June 2021 ordinary meeting minutes

MInutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Tuesday 22 June 2021 at 7:30pm

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Edinburgh’s Proposed Designation of a Short-Term Let Control Area Consultation

This week sees the opening of the consultation on a Short-Term Let Control Area for Edinburgh.

In brief, Edinburgh Council recommends that the entire Council area is designated as a Short-Term Let Control Area.

Read more about this important topic here:   

Victoria Primary School – good news!

Many will know about the Heart of Newhaven plan to re-purpose the Victoria Primary School buildings. Now, as reported in the Evening News, HoN has a grant to make this plan a reality.

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LHNCC response to Low Traffic Neighbourhood consultation

LHNCC submitted the following response to the Low Traffic Neighbourhood consultation.

A PDF of this response is here: PDF of submission

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Low Emission Zone: CEC consultation

Edinburgh Council is consulting on a low emission zone: consultation is at

CEC seek views on the following proposed aspects of the Edinburgh LEZ:

  • city centre zone boundary
  • 2 -year grace period
  • local exemptions and considerations for impacted groups

CEC also seeks to understand knowledge of LEZs and LEZ related support funds and those available for other sustainable transport options. The consultation period is running for 12 weeks, from the 28th June 2021 and closing on 20th September 2021.

Responses, comments or feedback can also be emailed to,

or posted to: Low Emission Zone, Waverley Court G3, East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG

Depending on the volume of feedback received, it is hoped that a final LEZ scheme can be formally published towards the end of 2021 and agreed by the Council and Scottish Ministers early in 2022 before it is implemented in May 2022.

Low Traffic Neighbourhoods Proposals for Communities – consultation extended

The consultation on the low-traffic neighbourhood proposals has been extended to 11 July.

This consultation is available online at

That link also gives access to ‘all project information including proposed concept designs, an online survey and an engagement report for the last stage’, according to Anna McRobbie of AECOM.

LHNCC May 2021 minutes

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Tuesday 25 May 2021 at 7:00pm Continue reading