LHNCC October minutes

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council meeting, held at the Leith Community Education Centre on Tuesday 22 October 2019 at 7pm

Actions and decisions are red italic. Nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against an item. Continue reading

LHNCC agenda: November 2019

LHNCC Meeting, Shore Room, Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate
Tuesday 26 November 2019 at 7pm

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Minutes of previous meeting
  3. Matters arising
    1. Neil Tulloch – co-opted member nomination
  4. Police report
  5. Reports: Chair, Secretary and Treasurer
  6. Councillors’/MSPs’/MP’s Reports
  7. Planning Update (see also LHNCC planning page)
    1. 16/01771/FUL (Appeal ref: 16/00126/REF & 16/00127/REF) Aldi Store, Commercial Street. Update
    2. 19/04966/PAN: 1 – 5 Baltic Street And 7-27 Constitution Street. Public Consultation: Thursday 29 November, Custom House, 3.00pm — 7.00pm. Feedback and planned action from Planning Team to be circulated in Planning Update in early December as no meeting that month.
  8. CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams) – update in Autumn Newsletter
  9. Events feedback
    1. Leith Conference 26 & 27 October 11-4pm, Norton Park, Norton Park Conference Centre, Leith, Edinburgh EH7 — Full report in Autumn newsletter. Feedback email from Leith Creative available at http://www.leithcreative.org/leith-conference-2
    2. SOSLeith Public Meeting,Wednesday, 30 October, 6.30pm–9.00pm. Update presentation
  10. Future events (see also LHNCC ‘other work’ page)
    1. Public Meeting: ‘Bothered about buses?’ Drylaw Parish Church, Wednesday 27 November, 7.00pm-8.00pm. lan Bieniowski
      Lothian Buses Performance Manager. May have relevance for Transport to WGH
    2. SEStran, Bus Quarterly Meeting, Thursday 28 November, 10.00am-1.00pm, Victoria Quay
    3. EBUG meeting with Lothian Buses, 19 December 2019, venue and time to be tbc
  11. CEC and Scottish Government Information and consultations (see also LHNCC events and consultations page)
    1. CEC: Bus lane operation hours — Workshop, City Chamber, Thursday 21 November 2019
    2. CEC: 2020/21 Budget Consultation Closes 30 Nov 2019
    3. CEC: City Plan 2030: Choices for City Plan consultation runs 9 December 2019 to 28 February 2020. Public promotion: Saturday 18 January 2020 Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, 11am to 3pm
  12. CEC Edinburgh Partnership
    1. CEC training session for new Community Councillors – feedback
    2. EACC: AGM, Thursday 21 November 2019, City Chambers
    3. Neighbourhood Networks meeting: Wednesday 27 November 2019, McDonald Road Library
  13. AOCB
  14. Date of next meeting:
    Tuesday 27 January 2020, 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Transforming Planning in Practice – action under way

(adapted from an email from the Scottish Government)

Having recently published the work programme for our planning reforms, we are now putting it into action.

We have laid four sets of regulations in the Scottish Parliament, to bring various parts of the Act into force.  We’ve published a note explaining what the regulations do, and when they will take effect.

We’ve started discussing with a range of people how early work on Regional Spatial Strategies might shape up and have been raising awareness of the NPF4 engagement that will begin early next year.  You can find out more and keep up with future developments on our blogs.

As outlined in the work programme, preparation of a consultation paper on reviewing the Planning Performance and Fee Regimes is well underway.  To help inform the consultation paper we held a series of workshops with a wide range of stakeholders from 21st to 24th October and a summary of those discussions is due to be published shortly.  Keep an eye out for that and the forthcoming consultation.

We have published our Sustainability Appraisal and proposed work programme on reviewing Permitted Development Rights.  Early priorities include measures to address the global climate emergency, rural economy and digital communications, as well as looking again at Hill Tracks.  We would welcome comments on the prioritisation and the sustainability appraisal by28 January 2020.

If you are on Twitter you can get updates as they happen from @ScotGovPlanning.

How to keep up to date: Follow Scottish Government Planning and Architecture Division

Constitution Street tram-construction start

(adapted from an email from the Trams to Newhaven project.)

The Tram to Newhaven project team is hosting a drop-in event on Thursday 7 November from 12pm – 7.30pm at South Leith Parish Church where residents and businesses can come and meet the team who can answer any queries they might have about the planned works.

The first phase of work to take trams to Newhaven will start on Constitution Street on 18 November 2019. Continue reading

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 26 September 2019

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, at 200 Bonnington Road, on Thursday 26 September 2019 at 5:30pm

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