Edinburgh Council consultations

Edinburgh Council has promoted the following consultations:

Granton Station – New Public Square Naming Closes 8 June 2021

Leith Links Arboretum Closes 18 June 2021

Granton Waterfront – Granton D1 Closes 20 June 2021

Community Payback Consultation 2021 Closes 30 June 2021

Licensing of Sexual Entertainment Venues 2021 Closes 2 July 2021 

For more details, contact
Strategy and Communications
The City of Edinburgh Council

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 29 April 2021

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Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting
(Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 29 April 2021 at 5:30pm Continue reading

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 29 April 2021

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting
(Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 29 April 2021 at 5:30pm Continue reading

LHNCC April 2021 minutes

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Tuesday 27 April 2021 at 7:00pm

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LHNCC agenda and Eventbrite link: May 2021 **updated 2021_05_25**

added items are in bold

Please register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153535178853

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of April 2021 meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police report tbc
  6. Councillor/MSP/MP reports
  7. Chair, Secretary and Treasurer reports
  8. Standing reports:
    1. Planning
      1. Rennie’s Isle Development
      2. Albert Dock update
      3. Hemmingway’s (Commercial St)
      4. Sandpiper Drive, Western Harbour (Opposite ASDA to the West)
      5. Seafield Project update
      6. Commercial Quay update
      7. The Granary, The Shore
      8. Sub-planning Group – letter to David Givan, CEC Chief Planning Officer.
    2. Licensing
    3. Transport
      1. Trams/Community Councils Together on Trams
      2. Edinburgh Bus User’s Group
    4. Environment
    5. Heritage
      1. Heart of Newhaven Community Project – AGM
    6. Community
      1. Meeting with Paul Lawrence (Tram/CPZ/Leith Connections/Spaces for People/Low Traffic Neighbourhood
      2. North East Community Planning Partnership
  9. Resident issues
    1. Traffic signals Bernard St/The Shore/Commercial St
    2. Western Harbour
    3. Abandoned vehicles – update
  10. AOCB
  11. Date of next meeting (AGM + ordinary meeting) – Tuesday 22 June 2021

Links for further information on Agenda item (8) Standing Reports

  1. Scottish Government: Transforming Planning Scotland
  2. Scottish Government: Planning and Environmental Appeals Division
  3. Scottish Government: heat in buildings strategy consultation
  4. CEC: City Plan 2030The Housing Land Audit and Completions Programme (HLACP)
  5. CEC: Edinburgh Development Concordat
  6. EACC: Carbon neutrality Edinburgh 2030 – event 22/4/21
  7. Zero Waste Scotland
  8. Circular Economy
  9. CEC: Vision for Water Management in City of Edinburgh
  10. Heart of Newhaven AGM
  11. Out of the Blue

Tram-work near Victoria Dock and Ocean Drive

Trams to Newhaven advises

Ocean Terminal to Rennie’s Isle

Preparation works are ongoing in the area ahead of the closure of the Victoria Dock Bridge in order to carry out reinforcement and structural works. To accommodate these works there is a requirement to extend the temporary traffic lights east bound. View the updated traffic management plan. 

Ocean Drive footpath closure

From Monday 24 May a footpath closure will be implemented with a temporary pedestrian diversion in place. There will be no through route for pedestrians/cyclists accessing the area. A suggested diversion route is via Rennie’s Isle / Commercial Street. Signage will be installed in the local area to inform pedestrians and cyclists. View the diversion plan here. 

For full details, view the Trams to Newhaven newsletters.

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Ground investigation works at Western Harbour

Forth Ports advises

There will be some minor ground investigation works at Western Harbour in the park commencing this week. The works should not cause any disruption or adverse noise and they will be undertaken within the fence line of the park and during normal working hours of 8am to 5pm.

A small number of workers plan to be on site on 25th and 26th May 2021 and then again for a couple of days during week commencing 31 May 2021.  Please pass this information on to any of the factors at Western Harbour.

Rennie’s Isle consultation – closing soon!

VRS Limited has plans ‘a mixed use development and sustainable Build to Rent scheme’. This would be at 1 Rennie’s Isle, ‘an existing 1980s design office building that sits at the north eastern corner of Victoria Quay on Ocean Drive’

This site ‘lies just outside of the Leith Conservation Area (and the sub-zone of Old Leith and the Shore) in ‘North Leith’ just to the south of the active docks.’

VRS says ‘The design is at an early stage but we intend to submit an application for planning permission for a complete redevelopment of the building. This will include mixture of live-work apartments to rent as well as affordable housing and potential active ground floor uses.’

Read more about VRS’s plans in the ‘online exhibition’.

Say what you think in the ‘online consultation’.

Closing date 26 May 2021.

Changes to Permitted Development Rights from April 1st

Edinburgh Planning writes:

Permitted development rights are types of works, usually less complex and minor proposals such as small alterations and extensions that can be carried out without the need to apply for planning permission. From April 1st,  new extended permitted development rights came into force which allow residents of both houses and flats to build structures and cycle stores within both their front and rear gardens.

Read more on the Planning Edinburgh blog.