adapted from an email from the Scottish Government
Recently, the Scottish Government published a consultation on updating the planning performance and fee regimes which will run until 14th February 2020. This was a key action identified in our work programme which was published in September 2019. The consultation reflects Scottish Ministers’ commitment to the principle that any increases to planning fees must be linked to improved performance.
The consultation seeks to move planning fees towards covering the costs of determining applications for planning permission as well as seeking views on what additional services which planning authorities provide should be subject to a fee, the circumstances whereby an authority may reduce or waive a planning fee and the introduction of charges for appealing planning decisions.
One of the many pupils meeting Santa at Victoria Primary School:
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The National Lottery says
The National Lottery Celebrate Fund is now open.
We’re offering you the chance to receive a grant of between £100 and £1,000 to fund your ideas during The National Lottery’s 25th birthday year.
If you have an idea that will bring people together, we’d love to hear from you. The fund is open to applications right now and will close at 2pm on Friday 6 December.
More details are on the NL website.
(adapted from a communication from North Edinburgh Childcare. NB LHNCC is not responsible for the content of external websites, or the conduct of other organisations.)
Nursery and out-of-school care places available
Are you are in work or at college and looking for high quality, affordable childcare? North Edinburgh Childcare, one of the
main providers of early learning and childcare in the Edinburgh area, currently has a limited number of nursery and out of
school care places available.
Early learning and childcare for children aged 4 months — 5 years is provided in our purpose built nursery at Ferry Road
Our Out of School Clubs
Before school, after school and full day holiday care clubs for children aged 5-12 years is provided in a range of schools
and other venues across the North Edinburgh area.
- Before school: 7.45am/8.00am – Bell Time
- After school: Bell time – 5.45pm/6.00pm
- Holiday care: 8.00am – 5.45pm/6.00pm
To find out more please contact Kerry Rogers on 0131 311 6933 or email@example.com or
Kieran Gallagher on 0131 311 6927 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Find out the timetable for the creation of City Plan 2030, and how you can get involved. Click the thumbnails to see the full-sized PDFs.
You can download the whole guide from http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/cityplan2030
Ground and Site Investigation Works update
Ground and site investigation works along the route are now in the final stages, with the last of the scheduled works due to complete in week commencing 22 July 2019.
The essential pre-enabling works, being carried out by the tram project’s Systems and Infrastructure contractor Sacyr, Farrans, Neopul (SFN), involves SFN carrying out detailed ground investigation surveys at 25 sites on the route. The work is being carried out in sections of approximately 100 metres at a time and under localised lane closures.
The purpose of ground investigation works is to determine the ground conditions along the route so that the project’s final design can be confirmed. SFN have been checking, among other things, the depth of the bedrock. This will allow us to better understand how deep tram infrastructure foundations need to be, as well as the dimensions of the ‘track slab’, which will be laid beneath the tram tracks.