Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 1 November 2018

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, held in Leith Community Education Centre on Thursday 01 November at 5:30p Continue reading

City Plan 2030: Development Plan Scheme October 2018

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

The Council has recently published its latest Development Plan Scheme (DPS) – DPS 2018, which sets out the next stages in the project. It can be found online at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/cityplan2030 and in Edinburgh Council libraries.

Further information including how to contact the project team, is available at: www.edinburgh.gov.uk/cityplan2030. You can also follow the City Plan 2030 project by subscribing to the Planning blog https://planningedinburgh.com or on Twitter https://twitter.com/planningedin

Ben Wilson
City Plan 2030 Team Manager

City Plan team | Place Directorate | The City of Edinburgh Council | Waverley Court, Level G3, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG | Tel 0131 529 4692 | email: cityplan2030@edinburgh.gov.uk | http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/cityplan2030

Unconventional oil and gas consultation

(adapted from a communication from the Scottish Government, vis the Improvement Service. If there any questions about the consultation, please contact UOGSEAConsultation@gov.scot)

The Scottish Government is currently finalising its policy position on the development of unconventional oil and gas in Scotland.

As part of that process the Scottish Government is inviting views on the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and partial Business, Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) of their preferred policy position, that the Scottish Government does not support the development of unconventional oil and gas in Scotland.

These assessments are necessary before the policy position can be finalised and are the latest steps in the approach that the Scottish Government has adopted on this issue.

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Trams Update – 23 October 2018

The following reproduces verbatim a communication from ‘Trams to Newhaven Project Team’ (email newhaven.tram@edinburgh.gov.uk). You might like to read Leith Central CC’s comment on this communication.

Councillors will make the decision on whether or not to proceed with the Trams to Newhaven project in March 2019.

Tenders for the project were received in early September and evaluations are ongoing.

The final stage in this process is to seek best and final offers from the bidders which will then be used to complete the Final Business Case for consideration by elected members.

It is important for the Council to have sufficient time to undertake due diligence and comprehensive evaluation of the final submissions and the Council has therefore decided to take extra time to allow this process to take place.

The Council has undertaken extensive consultation with residents and businesses in Leith and Newhaven to inform the final design of the proposed route and has proposed a £2.4m Support for Business package during the construction period.

You can view the Trams to Newhaven project designs and plans, which have been updated thanks to public feedback from consultation earlier in the summer, until Sunday 11 November on the Council’s Consultation Hub.

Influence the shape of local democracy!

((adapted form an email from the Scottish Community Development Centre. Please note that this is an SCDC exercise, linked to the Scottish Government’s Democracy Matters exercise, but LHNCC is very happy to publish anything that might help improve Scotland’s local democracy.) 

SCDC newsletter

CHEX is inviting you to an informal conversation about ‘Democracy Matters’ and the future of local decision-making in Scotland.

This will be a chance to come together to learn about the ongoing Local Governance Review and discuss how communities, of place or identity, could have more control of decisions important to them.

Once you have registered your attendance we will send you through a programme.

If you cannot make this conversation but still want to host your own, please let us know the details and someone from CHEX will aim to attend.

Hope to hear from you soon.

The CHEX team

Residential development at Bath Road

The developers have now submitted their full planning application. You can see details on CEC’s planning portal at https://citydev-portal.edinburgh.gov.uk/idoxpa-web/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PFYWJDEWHS400, or see the table below.

The closing date for comments and objections is 2 November 2018. This application will be discussed at LHNCC’s meeting on 23 October 2018.

https://www.barratthomes.co.uk
New Cultins
Edinburgh
EH11 4DH
18/08206/FUL residential and commercial Units to be confirmed, but of the order of

  • 2012 private + affordable units
  • 6 commercial units

Scottish Community Alliance e-newsletter

(LHNCC’s web-weaver – among others – subscribes to the Scottish Community Alliance‘s weekly e-newsletter. It’s usually very good reading, not least because SCA’s director is also a member of our neighbouring Leith Links CC, and has his thumb on the pulse of many community and community-council matters.

Here’s the latest edition, featuring the Scottish Government’s Democracy Matters programme.) Continue reading