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!

Pre-Application Advice Service – Consultation

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

Edinburgh Council, as the planning authority for Edinburgh, is looking to reform its pre-application advice service, including the introduction of service charges.  Pre-application advice is considered to be an important part of the planning service to ensure the submissions of quality applications and to reduce the time spent on processing them.  However, to meet the ongoing budget challenges, the way the pre-application advice service operates needs to change.

A consultation paper on the reform of the pre-application advice service has been published and we are seeking your views on the scope to improve and enhance the pre-application service.

The consultation will run from 6 March to 3 of April 2019 and the feedback received will inform a report to be considered by the Planning Committee in May 2019.  The consultation paper can be accessed via this link and takes only 5 minutes to complete.

David R Leslie
Chief Planning Officer

Place Directorate| The City of Edinburgh Council | Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG

Community Rights to Buy: free event

(adapted from an email from the Scottish Government)

The Scottish Government Community Land Team is holding a free event at the Scottish Borders Campus, Galashiels on 2 April 2019. The event will give an overview of the various types of community rights to buy that communities can use, practical advice on how to become a compliant body and the application processes. If you are interested in coming along please follow this link to our Events and book your place. You will be able to sign up to attend a presentation, which will be held in the morning, and one to one sessions which are planned for the afternoon, for those who wish to discuss specific ideas or require more detailed guidance. This is on a first come first served basis.

If you require further guidance or have any queries please get in touch at crtb@gov.scot

Kind regards

Kyle Anderson

Community Land Team (Community Right to Buy)
Q Spur
Saughton House
Broomhouse Drive
Edinburgh
EH11 3XD
Tel: 0300 244 9822

City Plan 2030 – NE of Edinburgh Community Spring Briefing – Monday 4 March 2019

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council, with apologies for delay in posting) 

We invite you to join the City Plan team to find out more about the latest progress of City Plan 2030.   We will be updating you on the timetable for City Plan 2030, in particular the forthcoming consultation stage.  That will be when you can let us know your thoughts and views about the choices for the new plan.

We are keen to connect with other community and amenity groups e.g. Residents Associations, Friends of groups, youth groups etc.  It would be great if you would invite and bring along representatives of other community and amenity groups to this session.  We would ask you or they get in touch with us directly to book a place, so we can know in advance if we have enough space.

  • Date: Monday 4 March 2019
  • Time: 6pm – 7.30pm, registration and light refreshments from 5.45pm.
  • Venue: Piershill Library, 30 Piersfield Terrace, Edinburgh, EH8 7BQ

Map of Venue

If you would like to participate, please book your place by contacting the City Plan team either by email to cityplan2030@edinburgh.gov.uk or phone 0131 529 4692.

Please note that the City Plan team are unable to comment on any live or individual planning applications during the session.

Judith Fordham
Development Plan Support Officer

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