- Introductions, apologies
- Declaration of interests
- Minutes of August 2020 meeting
- Matters arising
- Police Report (tbc)
- Chair, Secretary and Treasurer reports
- Standing reports
- Tram Stop Ocean Terminal – letter of objection regarding Discovery Garden (link in Secretary’s Report below)
- Bath Road/Salamander St. PAN Application – feedback form closing date 29/10/20 (link in Secretary’s report below)
- Seafield Project – update.
- Trams/CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams)
- EBUG (Edinburgh Bus Users’ Group)
- OT Discovery Garden update
- Leith Heritage Group Meeting 19/10/20 – Update
- Rennie’s Isle Bridge
- Heart of Newhaven Community Project – update (link in Secretary’s Report)
- LHNCC – Crown Estate Scotland – Sustainable Communities Grant update
- VPS – Christmas lights
- Leith Chooses – request for CC’s support vote (circulated to members 20/10/20)
- Response to resident regarding parking issues in Hawthornvale
- North East Community Planning Partnership update
Checkpoint Group (DT)
- Date of next meeting – Tuesday 24 November 2020
Secretary’s report and links
Ocean Terminal Tram Stop Planning application – letter of objection re Discovery Garden: https://lhncc.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/lhncc-letter-of-objection-tram-stop-application-ot-oct-2020-jm-final.pdf
Bath Road/Salamander St. PAN Application download and complete consultation form: https://salamanderstreet.scot
Heart of Newhaven Project Update: https://lhncc.org.uk/2020/10/18/heart-of-newhaven-latest-update
Free repairs for bikes: https://www.cyclinguk.org/ScotCycleRepair
Leith100 Autumn Programme of Events: https://mailchi.mp/a0a0e71434d7/announcing-a-new-series-of-leith100-events-9438398?e=a59819d631
How to get the Flu vaccine in your area: https://www.nhsinform.scot/flu
Kick Start Scheme for Youth in Scotland – UK Government: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-government-launches-kickstart-scheme-for-youth-in-scotland
The City of Edinburgh Council – Public Space Management Plan – Stakeholder Engagement
The City of Edinburgh Council would like your involvement, input and advice in developing and refining the new Public Space Management Plan (PSMP). Closes on 23 November 2020: https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/b24acf90/
LHNCC has objected to plans that include the removal of Ocean Terminal Discovery Garden, green space and trees within the site.
The PDF of LHNCC’s objection is here: LHNCC – Letter of objection Tram Stop application-OT (Oct 2020) JM Final. LHNCC’s reasons for objecting include
- the application would be contrary to condition 3 of the original application for Ocean Terminal identifying that the proposed works are therefore not a permitted development
- removal of an important cultural and heritage asset belonging to the Community of Leith
- [removal of] the range of key ecosystem services the Garden currently provides
- The garden provides the only green space and is well used and well loved by local residents, visitors and customers/employees of Ocean Terminal shopping centre.
The full text of LHNCC’s objection is below the cut.
Here are the key points of CEC Planning’s blog. The full blog (with photos) is at https://planningedinburgh.com/2020/10/14/leith-walk-halmyre-street-place-brief-2/
The Leith Walk/Halmyre Street Place Brief is now online. The approved place brief provides guidance for a co-ordinated approach to a housing-led, mixed use development on a site east of Leith Walk and west of Halmyre Street.
The place brief has been prepared by the Council’s planning service in collaboration with other Council services. It has involved extensive engagement with the local community and other stakeholders through a series of community engagement events held in January this year, covered in this blog back in May.
Future planning applications for any part of the site will be required to address the principles within the place brief to ensure that development helps to create a good place.
The place brief has the status of non-statutory planning guidance and will be a material consideration in the determination of relevant planning applications.
You can download the full place brief here.
MInutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council members-only meeting with Drum Properties, held via Zoom on Tuesday 25 August 2020 at 7:30pm
Notes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council members-only regular meeting, held via Zoom on Tuesday 23 June 2020 at 7:30pm Continue reading
Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting (Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 30 July 2020 at 5:30pm Continue reading
(adapted from https://www.steads-place.com)
Drum (Steads Place) Ltd and CAMVO 123 Ltd have submitted a Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) to Edinburgh Council for the redevelopment of the Stead’s Place site, near the foot of Leith Walk.
Because of the current Covid-19 restrictions, Drum and CANVO are unable to present the development proposals and seek community views at an in-person public consultation.
In line with Scottish Government guidance, Drum and CANVO will present an initial online exhibition, launching on Thursday 30th July. This will enable people to view the new proposals for Stead’s Place, email any questions to the design team and submit formal feedback online.
The interactive exhibition will be live on https://www.steads-place.com from 12 noon on July 30th, with members of the design team available to respond by email to any questions until 8 pm.
If you would like to make comments on the proposals after viewing the exhibition, you will have until Thursday August 13th to complete and return an online feedback questionnaire.
Community Councils in northeast Edinburgh are running a survey on possible future developments in Seafield.
Click here to respond to the survey: http://www.portobellocc.org/pccpn/2020/07/01/seafield-future-how-do-you-see-it/
Click the graphic to read information about the survey:
Copied from an email from CEC’s Spaces for People.
Covid-19 Cycling and Walking Emergency Response Measures
Proposed waiting/loading restriction changes to facilitate footway widening – Great Junction Street
Following our email of 26 June advising that we would notify you once further details were available for the proposals above, we are pleased to be able to provide these now. We are aware that you were initially given proposals for Great Junction Street and Easter Road in a single notification, however in an effort to provide details at the earliest opportunity these have been separated and plans for Easter Road will be issued as soon as they are available.
We would suggest that you view the plan to see the detail of what is proposed.