NOTES of Meeting Community Council Together on Trams (CCTT) & Tram Team (TT) 25 April 2019

1. Welcome, introductions, minutes

  • Present: Darren Wraight (DW), Jennifer Marlborough, Rob Levick, Angus Hardie, Charlotte Encombe, Andrew Mckenzie, Harald Tobermann (HT), Rob Leech (RL)
  • Agreed: to ask Bruce Ryan to do future minutes (costs covered by Anturas)

2. Update TT team

a. Progress on CEC work on multi-year environmental cost/benefits post-tram

  • Noted: this is being progressed by Hannah Ross (HR) who will advise

b. Confirmation of official ECI period (given the delayed mobilisation)

Noted: ECI is underway, but not all senior contractor staff are in Edinburgh. ECI will end 9 October 2019. Lane closures with heras and barrier will commence from 10 October 2019. To confirm the track slab design the contractor will carry out ground and site investigation along the route[note i]. This will be carried out via trail holes and bores. These works will be carried out under minor traffic management lasting on average 5 days per location.

  • Noted: DW as ‘in-house’ stakeholder rep, and contractors are co-locating to 200 Bonnington Rd (200BR) for the period (perhaps beyond); other members of TT: HR (ca 1 day at 200BR) and RL (as required at 200BR) based at their respective main offices. New TT communication person is being recruited. Client team includes CEC tram team, Anturas, Turner Townsend, Atkins.
  • Agreed: DW to provide diagram of all entities and key personnel involved and glossary of acronyms
  • Noted: detailed trader logistics survey in progress; more info at next meeting

3. Update CCTT

  • Noted: HT had meetings with Paul Lawrence, Hannah Ross and George Lowder to prepare the ground for CCTT/TT meetings during ECI period
  • Noted: the role of the Traffic Management Review Panel (TMRP): includes representation of some but not all relevant groups (e.g. pedestrians and bus passengers – as opposed to bus operator – don’t have a dedicated voice)[note ii]
  • Agree ‘shopping list’ (see below) priority, scope, input required, date decision required
  • Agreed: see bolditems in table below

4. Agree future meeting dates during ECI period

  • Agreed: monthly meetings at 200BR on last THU, apart May (date tbc) and July (holiday[note iii]): 29 (tbc) May, 27 June, 29 August, 26 September; meetings beyond September TBA
  • Agreed: due to pace of mobilisation, to meet contractors’ senior staff at June meeting
  • Agreed: to keep an eye on Constitution Street fixing points and pre-works

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LHNCC minutes: March 2019

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held at Leith Community Centre on Tuesday 26 March 2019 at 6.30pm

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LHNCC agenda: April 2019

LHNCC Meeting, Shore Room, Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate
Tuesday 23 April 2019 at 6.30pm

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Minutes of previous meeting
  3. Matters arising
  4. Police report
  5. Reports: secretary and treasurer
  6. Councillors’, MSP’s, MP’s reports
  7. Planning Team report/s and Updates
    1. Cruz
    2. 198 Great Junction St. (Art Deco Cinema): 2 Ocean Drive 18/09563/FUL & 18/09850/AMC
    3. Ocean Terminal Proposal: Rebranding and external alterations 19/01208/FUL
  8. CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams)
  9. Local events, news & feedback
    1. Save Leith Walk
    2. Newhaven Gala Day VPS
    3. Pedestrianisation of The Shore
    4. Edinburgh Bus Users Group (EBUG)
  10. CEC new Edinburgh Partnership – Discussion and feedback from EACC Meeting 18 April 2019
  11. AOCB
    1. Revive proposal regarding LRT route 21 via Western General Hospital – update
    2. Rennie’s Dock Bridge closure – Resident requesting information regarding above
    3. Leith Creative Making Places. Proposal to Leith Community Councils
  12. Date of next meeting

Support for businesses during the tram-works

(adapted from an email from Trams to Newhaven)

The Trams to Newhaven team have sent out a newsletter about the support they are offering to businesses during the construction of the tram extension to Newhaven.

Support will include

  • A business continuity fund to support local business who suffer from short-term cash flow issues during construction.
  • A discount scheme funded by the Council allowing your customers to buy goods at a reduced price and at no cost to your business.
  • Local delivery innovations, allowing your shop to make deliveries to customer using cargo bikes
  • An investment in the local area to maintain cleanliness and carry out improvements to shop fronts
  • A dedicated local business champion who will be able to advise you on a variety of ways to get your business ready for the works and who will host free digital skills improvement workshops
  • A significant open for business campaign across a variety of channels, including digital and traditional methods
  • The introduction of three local transport hubs that will provide temporary car parking, bicycle parking, bus stops and loading bays during construction.
  • Strategically located logistics hubs staffed with the appropriate number of logistics officers, based on specific demand in each local area. All officers will be trained in manual handling and lifting heavy loads and will assist with deliveries.

Contact the Trams to Newhaven team for further details!

LHNCC agenda: March 2019

LHNCC Meeting, Shore Room, Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate
Tuesday 26 March 2019 at 6.30pm

1 Introductions, apologies

2 Minutes of previous meeting

3 Matters arising

4 Police report

5 Reports

5.a secretary

(Western Harbour Development Report brought forward from 8.a)

5.b Treasurer

6 Forth Ports representatives: Western Harbour Development, to address issues identified in Planning Team Report (7.00pm-7.20pm)

7 Councillors’, MSP’s, MP’s reports

8 Planning Team report/s and Updates

detail of all Applications available on LHNCC planning web-page

8.a Western Harbour Development: 19/00986/AMC& 19/01040/AMC

Planning Team Report attached

8.b Sandpiper Drive (new): 19/00915/AMC

Date for Comment extended to 2/4/19

8.c S1: Skyliner: Application for Variation of Consent 16/03684/FUL& 16/03684/VARY

  1. Public consultation: Ocean Terminal, Wednesday 27 February (12:00 to 19:00)
  2. Permission granted 6/3/19

8.d 198 Great Junction St. (Art Deco Cinema): 2 Ocean Drive 18/09563/FUL& 18/09850/AMC

  1. Permission granted as application as determination does not carry with it any necessary consent or approval for the proposed development under other statutory enactments.
  2. Concerns related to demolition work (Douglas)

9 CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams)

  1. CEC Transport and Environment Committee Meeting: Final Business Case (FBC) approved at Hearing 28/2/19. Presentations were provided by CCTT representatives.
  2. CEC Full Council Meeting 14/3/19: FBC approved (36 for; 26 against)

iii. CCTT will continue to meet with Tram Team in the following months to monitor progress.

10 Local events & feedback

detail available on LHNCC ‘other work’ web-page

10.a Leith Community Centre 50th. Anniversary Party 10/3/19 feedback

10.b CEC Edinburgh Connecting our City – Engagement Workshop 11/3/19 feedback

10.c LeithChooses:

Results Event and Feedback & Review 12/3/19

10.d Save Leith Walk

  1. Public Meeting 13/3/19: Presentation and a hustings for Leith Walk by-election with presentations from candidates.
  2. Campaign – start of online petition to reopen boarded up shops

11 CEC and Scottish Government Consultations

detail available on LHNCC events web-page

11.a CEC community council scheme

Closes 22/4/19:

Community. Councils – Discussion Event (20/3/19) feedback


12.a Revive proposal regarding LRT route 21 via Western General Hospital – update

13 Date of next meeting

Tuesday 23 April 2019