Edinburgh Council consultations

Edinburgh Council has promoted the following consultations:

Granton Station – New Public Square Naming Closes 8 June 2021

Leith Links Arboretum Closes 18 June 2021

Granton Waterfront – Granton D1 Closes 20 June 2021

Community Payback Consultation 2021 Closes 30 June 2021

Licensing of Sexual Entertainment Venues 2021 Closes 2 July 2021 

For more details, contact
Strategy and Communications
The City of Edinburgh Council
strategyandinsight@edinburgh.gov.uk               

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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Heart of Newhaven March newsletter

Heart of Newhaven’s online newsletter is now out. It’s at https://mailchi.mp/3e0c909c5fd5/funding-success-as-birdhaven-takes-off-13382791.

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 https://heartofnewhaven.co.uk.

LeithChooses 2021: 2021 Feedback Night (9 March) and questionnaire

LeithChooses is holding a feedback night on Tuesday 9 March (6pm) and running an online questionnaire. Details follow:

LeithChooses 2021 Feedback Night, 9 March 6pm.

The LeithChooses Steering Group is always looking for feedback from the community, after each participatory budgeting event.

You are warmly invited  to attend a ‘Feedback Night’ meeting, online. This will be on Tuesday 9th March at 6pm.

Each year, LeithChooses has found that although not many people can make it to the Feedback night, those that DO come always provide a tremendously valuable input. As this year has been so different, LeithChooses would especially like to hear from you about what you feel went well – and what didn’t – at LeithChooses 2021.

Sadly, there can be no cups of tea or Tunnocks tea cakes, but LeithChooses hope we can have an informal discussion and listen to your views. Do join!

Join via Eventbrite  by clicking here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eithchooses-2021-feedback-night-tickets-144028373743

Questionnaire

LeithChooses would like to glean your individual thoughts on the £eith Chooses 2021 experience through a questionnaire.

LeithChooses would appreciate if you would complete this questionnaire, and share it with anyone who has a view on the process.

Please click here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/leithch2021. It will be live for one month. LeithChooses is keen to refine and improve what it does so your thoughts are most welcome; LeithChooses does listen carefully!

Please do not hesitate to contact Caroline Lamond (Caroline.Lamond@edinburgh.gov.uk) if you have any questions about the feedback night or the survey; Caroline is happy to help.

More consultations and communications

Bus-stop consultation

This one is from Sustrans, about ‘Temporary Bus Stop Design Guidance’. It’s on SurveyMonkey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/busdg.

Planning Edinburgh: water in the city of Edinburgh

Planning Edinburgh says

Climate change is going to impact on our lives in more ways than we can even imagine. In response to this, new developments and existing buildings in Edinburgh will have to change in order to support the needs of people. We will also need to consider how public realm, open space, infrastructure and streets are designed, agreed, constructed and maintained.

One of the ways we are preparing Edinburgh for these changes is through our Vision for Management of Water in the City of Edinburgh.

Consultations and communications

There are a few announcements likely to interest to LHNCC residents:

Scottish Government: Transforming Planning

Planning in Scotland is changing. From new ways to get involved in shaping great places, to the creation of the next national plan for Scotland, learn about our work to date and the next steps.
https://www.transformingplanning.scot/

Edinburgh Council: parking controls survey

The City of Edinburgh Council would like to hear your views on the proposed introduction of parking controls in your area.  Please fill in the survey to share your views. The survey closes on 14 March 2021 at midnight.
https://consultprojectcentre.co.uk/parkingph2

Edinburgh Council: retaining ‘Spaces for People’ consultation

LHNCC agenda and Eventbrite link: February 2021

Please register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leith-harbour-newhaven-community-council-tuesday-2021-meeting-tickets-141556099103

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of January 2021 meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police Report
  6. Councillor/MSP/MP reports
  7. Chair, Secretary and Treasurer reports
  8. Standing reports
    1. Planning
      1. Albert Dock update
      2. Seafield Project update
      3. Commercial Quay update
    2. Licensing
    3. Transport
      1. Trams/Community Councils Together on Trams
      2. Leith Connections consultation
      3. Edinburgh Bus User’s Group
    4. Environment
      1. Coallie Park Conversations consultation
      2. Tree felling and replanting – Ocean Way
      3. PAS Sustainability event
    5. Heritage
      1. Heart of Newhaven Community Project
      2. Leith Heritage group
      3. Leith Civic Trust (Vision)
    6. Community
      1. £eith Chooses – results
      2. North East Community Planning Partnership
  9. Resident issues
    1. Continued about tram work vibration levels and temporary road works on Constitution St
    2. Lack of attention to streetscaping and peacemaking: The Shore, Coallie Park and Henderson Street schemes
    3. Continued concern about graffiti/dog waste
  10. Ocean Terminal – meetings, notices and community engagement
  11. AOCB
  12. Date of next meeting – Tuesday 23 March 2021

LHNCC agenda: November 2020

Meeting date

24 November 2020

Agenda

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of September 2020 meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police Report
  6. Councillor’s, MSP’s, MP’s reports
  7. Chair, Secretary and Treasurer reports
  8. Standing reports
    1. Planning
      1. Seafield Project – update
      2. Albert Dock perimeter fencing
    2. Licensing
    3. Transport
      1. Trams/Community Councils Together on Trams
        • OT updated landscape design
        • Sunday working in Constitution Street
        • Tram Stop and trees – Ocean Drive
      2. Edinburgh Bus Users’ Group
      3. Removal of bike racks at the Kirkgate
    4. Environment
      1. Update on Discovery Garden at Ocean Terminal
      2. Update on Crown Estate Scotland – sustainable communities fund
    5. Heritage
      1. Heart of Newhaven Community Project – latest newsletter posted on website and circulated. Request for Volunteers has been made, details and application form on their website
    6. Community
      1. Leith Community Education Centre AGM (23 November 2020 at 6pm via Zoom)
      2. VPS – Christmas lights
      3. Leith Chooses update (DT & DG)
      4. 100 Days – Leith Forever Exhibition
      5. Resident issues
        • Rubbish/litter on ground North of Portland Gardens
        • Increase in graffiti in Leith Harbour
  9.  Neighbourhood
    • North East Community Planning Partnership update
  10. AOCB
  11. Date of next meeting – Tuesday 26 January 2021

Secretary’s Report Links

Discovery Gardens saved!

Thanks to strong campaigning, in part by LHNCC members, it has been agreed that Discovery Gardens (at Ocean Terminal) will be retained. To quote the latest drawing LHNCC has received:

Existing ‘Discovery Garden’ shall be retained as far as possible and integrated into the design proposals. It shall incorporate new entrance signage … into the curved south boundary of the garden. The removal/modification of existing garden elements shall be minimised whilst ensuring a coherent public realm proposal.

drawing of Ocean Terminal tram-plans, showing retention of Discovery Gardens

Click the image to see the full-size PDF in a new window.

As LHNCC’s secretary, Jennifer Marlborough, said

Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council is very pleased and relieved to hear that Discovery Garden is to be retained. We have worked hard, alongside local residents and users of the Garden, to ensure that the cultural and environmental value of this small park is not lost in the midst of development. This is particularly important in an area already largely devoid of green and community spaces. We thank Trees of Edinburgh, #SOS Leith and the local community for their help with our campaign. We now look forward to continuing to work with the Trams to Newhaven team and Ambassador Group, the new owners of Ocean Terminal, to properly secure the Garden’s future.

Other quotes are available on the Trams to Newhaven website.

 

Heart of Newhaven: latest update

HoN says

HoNC continues to work towards acquisition of the Victoria Primary School site and despite the impact of Covid 19, our timetable for completion remains the same: as soon as the children move to their new school, we will move in, hopefully in the autumn of next year, 2021.

To acquire the building, which we have permission from City of Edinburgh Council to purchase, we need to find £700,000.  To this end, an application to the Scottish Land Fund has already been submitted. With the current SLF funds geared towards applications with more immediate needs, particularly those who have Covid-related issues, we have decided to pause our application until the next round of grants which will bring it more in line with our expected purchase date.

Read more in HoN’s emailing at https://mailchi.mp/heartofnewhaven.co.uk/november-newsletter-12898031.