Trams TROs consultation: starts 13 April

Please note this is from the Trams to Newhaven team. LHNCC will respond in due course – watch this space.

From Tuesday 13 April the project will commence the Traffic Regulation Order public consultation process (TRO). A TRO details the nature and extent of how our roads are used and managed such as road closures, restrictions on turning movements and the position of parking and loading spaces.

The purpose of the TRO process is to invite comment and objections on the parking and loading arrangements being proposed and any changes to moving traffic requirements and entry/exit from streets. Only measures presented within the traffic order may be objected to.

You will be able to view and comment on the TRO from Tuesday 13 April for a period of 28 days.

Scottish Parliament elections 2021 – Edinburgh Northern and Leith hustings (12 April 2021)

While community councils must be politically neutral in all their activities, the following event is open to all and does not promote any individual political stance over others.

Leith Links CC is holding a hustings for the Scottish parliamentary constituency of Edinburgh Northern and Leith, LHNCC’s constituency. This is on Monday 12 April 2021 from 7pm, on Zoom.

The candidates taking part in the hustings are

  • Rebecca Bell (Scottish Liberal Democrats)
  • Katrina Faccenda (Scottish Labour)
  • Callum Laidlaw (Scottish Conservatives)
  • Ben Macpherson (Scottish National Party)
  • Jon Pullman (Freedom Alliance)
  • Lorna Slater (Scottish Greens)

Read more about this event on Leith Links CC’s website:

Register to take part via Eventbrite:

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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Survey on Coallie Park

Water of Leith Conservation Trust says:

We would appreciate your help to complete and promote this survey about Coallie Park, in Leith:

Click the graphic to see a summary of the Landscape proposals for the area for your consideration and interest. This forms the basis for the ‘Coalie Conversations’ which the Water of Leith Conservation Trust would like to initiate. On social media you can use #coalieconversations @WOLCT @greenspacetrust

PDF about Coallie Conversations, showing landscaping proposals etc

We have also made a web page:

LHNCC agenda and Eventbrite link: March 2021

Please register via Eventbrite:

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of February 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 (presentation and discussion on the planning application from Robert Evans, Director, Ryden Planning for VRS Ltd c/o Union Property Services, and team members
      2. Albert Dock update (JM)
      3. Salamander St/Bath Rd (JM)
      4. Seafield Project update (NT)
    2. Licensing
    3. Transport
      1. Trams/Community Councils Together on Trams (JM)
      2. Edinburgh Bus User’s Group (JM)
    4. Environment
      1. Coalie Park Conversations consultation (DG/ED)
      2. PAS & Zero Waste Scotland, Circular Economy and Planning System event (JM)
    5. Heritage
      1. Heart of Newhaven Community Project (JM)
    6. Community
      1. Edinburgh Civic Forum – Update (JM)
      2. North East Community Planning Partnership (DT)
      3. Edinburgh Partnerships Reforms – EACC (JM)
      4. Community Council Planning Training Workshop (JM)
  9. Resident issues
    1. Parking restrictions in Tower Street
    2. Overflowing bins The Shore and Commercial Wharf
    3. Abandoned vehicles
  10. Leith Connections consultation and next steps (JM)
  11. AOCB
  12. Date of next meeting – Tuesday 27 April 2021


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





Heart of Newhaven March newsletter

Heart of Newhaven’s online newsletter is now out. It’s at

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

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 28 January 2021

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting (Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 28 January 2021 at 5:30pm

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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:


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: 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 ( if you have any questions about the feedback night or the survey; Caroline is happy to help.

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.

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.

Edinburgh Council: retaining ‘Spaces for People’ consultation

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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