Leith low-traffic neighbourhood consultations (CEC’s actual consultation)

Hot on the heels of the last post, CEC is running a consultation as well as AECOM. LHNCC’s web-weaver guesses (but cannot promise) that Edinburgh Council will be more interested in responses to its own consultation.

Follow this link (https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/low-traffic-neighbourhoods/) to access CEC’s Leith LTN consultation.

There are also workshops – register via Eventbrite as follows.

Leith low-traffic neighbourhood consultation

Message from LHNCC’s secretary

The Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) Team (Leith Connections) announced that Leith LTN consultation/survey will go live on the Hub on Friday 4th July.

The Team will be running 2 public meetings for Leith LTN – one in week beginning 14th June and one in week beginning 28th June – details to be confirmed so not included in information leaflets.

I would recommend reading this and completing survey, especially as it only considers a limited area omitting section North of Commercial Street. This means that leaflets that have been distributed may not have included a large section of our CC. 

Link to information and survey: https://wh1.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=162192819351

Coronavirus testing: McDonald Rd, 14 to 20 June

Edinburgh Council says…

Regular testing for people with no COVID-19 symptoms is one of the ways we can all help keep people safe and stop the spread of COVID-19 in Edinburgh. Infection rates are rising across Edinburgh, particularly in some communities.

We’re asking people who have no COVID-19 symptoms to come along to McDonald Road Library from Monday 14 June to Sunday 20 June for a test. We’re open from 9am to 6pm and there’s no need to book. Testing is free, fast and safe. It will only take around 15 minutes to take the test and 45 minutes for people to be sent their results. 

If you can’t get to the library, you can order free rapid lateral flow test kits online or by phoning the National Testing Centre on 119.  

Almost 1 in 3 people infected with Covid-19 don’t have any of the usual symptoms but are potentially passing on the virus unknowingly to family, friends and others in the community. By getting tested people can find out if they are positive and self-isolate at home to stop spreading the virus to others. People who have been vaccinated are also encouraged to take a test as they may still carry the virus.

You can find out more about community testing on our web pages at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/communitytesting

Please can you share this with your contacts in the community and encourage people to come along.

Thank you for your help.

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               

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 29 April 2021

**attempt 2 to post this legibly. If this doesn’t help, here’s a PDF of the original Word document**

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting
(Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 29 April 2021 at 5:30pm Continue reading

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 29 April 2021

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting
(Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 29 April 2021 at 5:30pm Continue reading

LHNCC April 2021 minutes

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Tuesday 27 April 2021 at 7:00pm

Continue reading

LHNCC agenda and Eventbrite link: May 2021 **updated 2021_05_25**

added items are in bold

Please register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153535178853

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of April 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. Rennie’s Isle Development
      2. Albert Dock update
      3. Hemmingway’s (Commercial St)
      4. Sandpiper Drive, Western Harbour (Opposite ASDA to the West)
      5. Seafield Project update
      6. Commercial Quay update
      7. The Granary, The Shore
      8. Sub-planning Group – letter to David Givan, CEC Chief Planning Officer.
    2. Licensing
    3. Transport
      1. Trams/Community Councils Together on Trams
      2. Edinburgh Bus User’s Group
    4. Environment
    5. Heritage
      1. Heart of Newhaven Community Project – AGM
    6. Community
      1. Meeting with Paul Lawrence (Tram/CPZ/Leith Connections/Spaces for People/Low Traffic Neighbourhood
      2. North East Community Planning Partnership
  9. Resident issues
    1. Traffic signals Bernard St/The Shore/Commercial St
    2. Western Harbour
    3. Abandoned vehicles – update
  10. AOCB
  11. Date of next meeting (AGM + ordinary meeting) – Tuesday 22 June 2021

Links for further information on Agenda item (8) Standing Reports

  1. Scottish Government: Transforming Planning Scotland
  2. Scottish Government: Planning and Environmental Appeals Division
  3. Scottish Government: heat in buildings strategy consultation
  4. CEC: City Plan 2030The Housing Land Audit and Completions Programme (HLACP)
  5. CEC: Edinburgh Development Concordat
  6. EACC: Carbon neutrality Edinburgh 2030 – event 22/4/21
  7. Zero Waste Scotland
  8. Circular Economy
  9. CEC: Vision for Water Management in City of Edinburgh
  10. Heart of Newhaven AGM
  11. Out of the Blue

Tram-work near Victoria Dock and Ocean Drive

Trams to Newhaven advises

Ocean Terminal to Rennie’s Isle

Preparation works are ongoing in the area ahead of the closure of the Victoria Dock Bridge in order to carry out reinforcement and structural works. To accommodate these works there is a requirement to extend the temporary traffic lights east bound. View the updated traffic management plan. 

Ocean Drive footpath closure

From Monday 24 May a footpath closure will be implemented with a temporary pedestrian diversion in place. There will be no through route for pedestrians/cyclists accessing the area. A suggested diversion route is via Rennie’s Isle / Commercial Street. Signage will be installed in the local area to inform pedestrians and cyclists. View the diversion plan here. 

For full details, view the Trams to Newhaven newsletters.

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