Heart of Newhaven March newsletter

Heart of Newhaven’s online newsletter is now out. It’s at https://mailchi.mp/3e0c909c5fd5/funding-success-as-birdhaven-takes-off-13382791.

Topics covered include

  • crowdfunding campaign – initial target almost achieved
  • membership drive
  • Little Birdhaven at Western Harbour, a collaboration with The Shoreline Project and a mini orchard for Victoria Park in collaboration with Friends of Victoria Park

You can check out HoN’s website at https://heartofnewhaven.co.uk.

1 Rennies Isle: offices to flats?

VRS Ltd is intends to change some existing offices on Rennies Isle into flats. Here is the text of their newspaper advert.

The Town and Country’ Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 Regulation 7(2)(b)

PROPOSAL OF APPLICATION NOTICE

VRS Ltd is giving notice of intention to submit a planning application for proposed redevelopment of existing office for residential flatted accommodation including affordable housing and ancillary uses at 1 Rennie’s Isle, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6QT.

A Virtual Public Exhibition will be held between 3pm and 7pm on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th March 2021 on line at www.renniesisledevelopmentleith.co.uk

A web based exhibition will be on line for 6 weeks between Monday 15th March and 26th May 2021.

Comments should not be sent to City of Edinburgh Council. An opportunity to make representations to the council will exist when a formal application is made.

 

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 28 January 2021

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting (Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 28 January 2021 at 5:30pm

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LeithChooses 2021: 2021 Feedback Night (9 March) and questionnaire

LeithChooses is holding a feedback night on Tuesday 9 March (6pm) and running an online questionnaire. Details follow:

LeithChooses 2021 Feedback Night, 9 March 6pm.

The LeithChooses Steering Group is always looking for feedback from the community, after each participatory budgeting event.

You are warmly invited  to attend a ‘Feedback Night’ meeting, online. This will be on Tuesday 9th March at 6pm.

Each year, LeithChooses has found that although not many people can make it to the Feedback night, those that DO come always provide a tremendously valuable input. As this year has been so different, LeithChooses would especially like to hear from you about what you feel went well – and what didn’t – at LeithChooses 2021.

Sadly, there can be no cups of tea or Tunnocks tea cakes, but LeithChooses hope we can have an informal discussion and listen to your views. Do join!

Join via Eventbrite  by clicking here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eithchooses-2021-feedback-night-tickets-144028373743

Questionnaire

LeithChooses would like to glean your individual thoughts on the £eith Chooses 2021 experience through a questionnaire.

LeithChooses would appreciate if you would complete this questionnaire, and share it with anyone who has a view on the process.

Please click here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/leithch2021. It will be live for one month. LeithChooses is keen to refine and improve what it does so your thoughts are most welcome; LeithChooses does listen carefully!

Please do not hesitate to contact Caroline Lamond (Caroline.Lamond@edinburgh.gov.uk) if you have any questions about the feedback night or the survey; Caroline is happy to help.

More consultations and communications

Bus-stop consultation

This one is from Sustrans, about ‘Temporary Bus Stop Design Guidance’. It’s on SurveyMonkey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/busdg.

Planning Edinburgh: water in the city of Edinburgh

Planning Edinburgh says

Climate change is going to impact on our lives in more ways than we can even imagine. In response to this, new developments and existing buildings in Edinburgh will have to change in order to support the needs of people. We will also need to consider how public realm, open space, infrastructure and streets are designed, agreed, constructed and maintained.

One of the ways we are preparing Edinburgh for these changes is through our Vision for Management of Water in the City of Edinburgh.

Consultations and communications

There are a few announcements likely to interest to LHNCC residents:

Scottish Government: Transforming Planning

Planning in Scotland is changing. From new ways to get involved in shaping great places, to the creation of the next national plan for Scotland, learn about our work to date and the next steps.
https://www.transformingplanning.scot/

Edinburgh Council: parking controls survey

The City of Edinburgh Council would like to hear your views on the proposed introduction of parking controls in your area.  Please fill in the survey to share your views. The survey closes on 14 March 2021 at midnight.
https://consultprojectcentre.co.uk/parkingph2

Edinburgh Council: retaining ‘Spaces for People’ consultation

Details of changes to the layout of the bi-directional cycleway on Leith Walk

LHNCC has been asked by Trams to Newhaven to publish the following. Any queries should be sent to them, via one of these contact-methods. LHNCC was not consulted on these diversions.  

Location: North-bound side of Leith Walk

Timescale: 15 March 2021 till Autumn 2021 (in sections)

To allow for the continued construction of the new tram line and to begin creating the segregated cycleway that is part of the final design for the project, we are now required to review the bi-directional cycle lane provision on the north-bound side of Leith Walk.

While these works are being carried out there will be restrictions in in place for cyclists.  Sections of the temporary bi-directional cycleway that are currently in place will need to close. Where possible, alternative routes will be signposted for cyclists, however there may be instances when this is not possible.

There will be signage installed for cyclists accessing the north-side of Leith Walk to advise of these changes.

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LHNCC January 2021 minutes

MInutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Tuesday 26 January 2021at 7:00pm Continue reading

Edinburgh Development Concordat

Edinburgh Planning has published its new Development Concordat which sets out how developers, community organisations and the Council can work together to achieve good placemaking.

The Concordat seeks to help the city’s economic recovery by promoting collaboration.  It builds on the values and principles of the 2050 Edinburgh City Vision which provides clear aspirations for what the city is looking to achieve.

The Concordat recognises the need for agility, flexibility and collaborative engagement between Council services, the development and business communities and community organisations.

Read more on Planning Edinburgh’s blog-post here: https://planningedinburgh.com/2021/02/12/ed-dev-concordat

Strategic Transport Project Review 2

The Scottish Government has emailed about the latest progress on the Strategic Transport Project Review 2 (STPR2) and the opportunities for providing feedback on the latest STPR2 documents.

On 3 February 2021, the Scottish Government published the STPR2: Update and Phase 1 Recommendations report along with the associated impact assessment reports, which can be accessed HERE. These are the first STPR2 recommendations for transport investment. These recommendations focus on transport projects or interventions that significantly contribute to STPR2 objectives, align well with NTS2 priorities, and can be progressed or delivered within the current spending period and will help support a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alongside this, the Scottish Government published an updated National Case for Change which contains the options that will be taken forward for further appraisal in Phase 2 of STPR2 as well as an Appendix on COVID-19. Updated Case for Change reports have also been published for STPR2 regions. These reports can be accessed HERE.

The Scottish Government invites feedback on the STPR2 Update and Phase 1 Recommendation Report and the STPR2 options and COVID -19 scenarios. Linked comment forms are provided on the Transport Scotland STPR2 webpages. The comment forms will be available until midnight on 31 March and can be accessed HERE.

The Transport Scotland website pages have also been updated to include STPR2 frequently asked questions and a link to a new dedicated STPR2 Project Page, incorporating interactive Story Maps summarising the regional and national Case for Change reports.

Regards,
STPR2 Team
STPR2@transport.gov.scot