Community Councils Together on Trams (CCTT): joint statement and press release

Leith Central Community Council

Community Councils Together on Trams (CCTT): joint statement and press release (PDF)

Introduction

  1. As a coalition of the Community Councils (CCs) affected directly by the proposed extension of the Edinburgh tram through Leith to Newhaven, we approve the project in principle, and view it, if done well, as an important opportunity for the broader social and economic development of the Leith area and beyond. However, we currently have strong concerns that are outlined in this statement.
  2. We are committed to ensure that, whatever the final decision of City of Edinburgh Council (CEC), the communities along the extended tram route are not adversely affected by that decision more than is absolutely necessary.
  3. We have agreed to work together as CCTT to promote and safeguard community interests during this next phase of the project and to ensure that, as the work proceeds, if it does, our respective communities’ interests and views are…

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public exhibition: Western Harbour

Leith Central Community Council

(adapted from an email from Forth Ports)

Forth Ports are revising their proposals for the ongoing development of Western Harbour. The proposals will facilitate the development of new homes, the relocation of Victoria Primary School with associated games area and the creation of Western Harbour Park. The potential for a new medical centre will also be recognised. In order to facilitate the proposals Forth Ports are preparing a Revised Design Framework which will be submitted to the Council in late August 2018.

Forth Ports will be hosting a public exhibition at Ocean Terminal on 25th June 2018 between 2.30pm and 7.30pm (on the first floor between Ocean Bar and Superdry) setting out their proposals and this will provide the public with an opportunity to provide their feedback.

Click the thumbnail to see the full-sized graphic:

poster about public exhibition

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Tram plans

These were downloaded from http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/tramstonewhaven and are presumably © their creators and/or Edinburgh Council.

Landscape proposals

Traffic management proposals

  1. Phase_1___Albert_Street___Elm_Row
  2. Phase_1___Constitution_Street___Queen_Charlottle_Street
  3. Phase_1___Constitution_Street___Steads_Place
  4. Phase_1___Newhaven___North_Leith_Sands
  5. Phase_1___North_Leith_Sands_to_Ocean_Terminal_Southside
  6. Phase_1___Ocean_Terminal_Southside
  7. Phase_1___Ocean_Terminal
  8. Phase_1___Steads_Place___Albert_Street
  9. Phase_2___Foot_of_the_Walk_to_Manderston_Street
  10. Phase_2___Ocean_Drive___Tower_Place
  11. Phase_2___Ocean_Terminal___Ocean_Drive
  12. Phase_2___Picardy_Place___Union_Street
  13. Phase_2A___Queen_Charlottle_Street___Coatfield_Lane
  14. Phase_2B___Stevedore_Place___Constitution_Street
  15. Phase_2C___Tower_Place___Stevedore_Place
  16. Phase_2D___Stevedore_Place___Ocean_Way
  17. Phase_2E___Ocean_Way
  18. Phase_3___Union_Street___London_Road
  19. Phase_4___York_Place___Picardy_Place

Traffic regulation orders

  1. 1._Newhaven___North_Leith_Sands
  2. 2._North_Leith_Sands___Portland_Gardens
  3. 3._PortlandGardens___Ocean_Terminal
  4. 4._Ocean_Terminal___Ocean_Drive
  5. 5._Ocean_Drive___Tower_Place
  6. 6._Tower_Place___Tower_Street
  7. 7._Tower_Street___Queen_Charlotte_Street
  8. 8._Queen_Charlotte_Street___Foot_of_the_Walk
  9. 9._Foot_of_the_Walk___Steads_Place
  10. 10._Steads_Place___Pilrig_Street
  11. 11._Pilrig_Street___Middlefield
  12. 12._Middlefield___McDonald_Road
  13. 13._McDonald_Road___Gayfield_Square
  14. 14._Gayfield_Square___Picardy_Place
  15. A._Island_Tram_Stop
  16. B._Foot_of_the_Walk_Tram_Stop
  17. C._Newhaven_Tram_Stop

 

 

 

 

 

LHNCC April 2018 agenda

Shore Room Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate
Tuesday 24 April at 7.00pm

  1. Introductions
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of previous meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police report
  6. Reports: Secretary and Treasurer
  7. Councillors’, MSP’s, MP’s reports
  8. Newhaven Trams Update – current plans and open questions and answer session.
  9. Planning update
    1. 18/00846/FUL: Skyliner, Ocean Drive
    2. 17/05415/FUL: Great Junction Street
    3. 18/01154/PAN: Baltic Street
    4. 18/01015/PAN: Leith Walk Edinburgh EH6 5DX (Stead’s Place)
  10. Events
    1. Visit to SS Explorer
    2. Request for support regarding Trinity High School
    3. Developing Employment Support 2018
    4. Celebrating Community Councils
  11. Police Scotland: Letter sent to Donald Wilson re CEC payment for additional policing
  12. LRT Transport to WGH
  13. LHNCC Newsletter
  14. AOCB
    1. Request for support re accommodation
    2. Review how LHNCC responds to Planning Applications
    3. Request from local resident regarding HMY Britannia firework displays
  15. Date of next meeting: Tuesday 22 May 2018

Heat opportunities mapping: public consultation on draft supplementary guidance

Leith Central Community Council

The City of Edinburgh Council has prepared draft Supplementary Guidance on Heat Opportunities Mapping. This sets out potential opportunities for establishing district heat networks within the context of the Local Development Plan.

You can view the draft Supplementary Guidance online at http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/supplementaryguidance or through the Council’s Consultation Hub: consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/heat-supplementary-guidance.

(All of CEC’s Supplementary Guidance, providing further details on policies in the adopted Edinburgh Local Development Plan is online at http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/supplementaryguidance.)

The consultation begins on Thursday 29 March 2018 and closes on Thursday 10 May 2018.  All response should be submitted via the Consultation Hub.

If you have any queries about the draft guidance, then please contact Lynne McMenemy of CEC by email: lynne.mcmenemy@edinburgh.gov.uk or telephone 0131 529 2485.

Lynne McMenemy|Planning Officer|Development Plan team|Place Directorate|The City of Edinburgh Council |Waverley Court, Level G3, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG|Tel 0131 529 2485|lynne.mcmenemy@edinburgh.gov.uk|www.edinburgh.gov.uk

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Consultation on the update of The Licensing (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2007

Leith Central Community Council

(adapted from an email distributed to all CCs via the Improvement Service)

The Scottish Government is seeking views on the update of the Licensing (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2007.

The Scottish Government is responsible for regulating the powers of Scottish local authorities and Licensing Boards in relation to licensing the sale of alcohol.

The Licensing (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 came into force on 1st February 2008. They provide for various procedural matters under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005, relating to, amongst other things, the notification of licence applications, objections, representations, determinations and hearings.

A Consultation on: Update of The Licensing (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 has been published on the Scottish Government’s consultation platform, Citizen Space.  Share views and respond to this consultation online at: https://consult.gov.scot/criminal-law/licensing-procedure.

If you are unable to respond online you can submit your response along with a completed Respondent Information Form to: Licensing.Consultation@gov.scot.

The consultation can…

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Bank closures: impact on local businesses, consumers and the Scottish economy inquiry

Leith Central Community Council

(adapted from an email from the Improvement Service)

The Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee wishes to share information about its inquiry into the impact of bank closures.

The main inspiration behind the Committee’s inquiry is that the number of bank branches across Scotland reduced by a third between 2010 and 2017.

The Committee wants to hear from as many people as possible (individuals, business owners, community council members). The Committee is keen to find out how branch closures have impacted communities at as local a level as possible.

More information is available in the hyperlinks below.

Bank closures: impact on local businesses, consumers and the Scottish economy inquiry: http://parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/107957.aspx

The Call for views. For the call for views, there isn’t a requirement to answer every question, only the ones that are relevant to the community: http://parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/107960.aspx

The Committee is also running a survey that is targeted more…

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