Edinburgh’s Proposed Designation of a Short-Term Let Control Area Consultation

This week sees the opening of the consultation on a Short-Term Let Control Area for Edinburgh.

In brief, Edinburgh Council recommends that the entire Council area is designated as a Short-Term Let Control Area.

Read more about this important topic here: https://planningedinburgh.com/2021/09/03/edinburghs-proposed-designation-of-a-short-term-let-control-area-consultation/   

Victoria Primary School – good news!

Many will know about the Heart of Newhaven plan to re-purpose the Victoria Primary School buildings. Now, as reported in the Evening News, HoN has a grant to make this plan a reality.

Read more in the article here: https://www.edinburghlive.co.uk/news/edinburgh-news/edinburghs-oldest-school-saved-demolition-21192857?utm_source=linkCopy&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar

LHNCC response to Low Traffic Neighbourhood consultation

LHNCC submitted the following response to the Low Traffic Neighbourhood consultation.

A PDF of this response is here: PDF of submission

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Low Emission Zone: CEC consultation

Edinburgh Council is consulting on a low emission zone: consultation is at https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/low-emission-zone

CEC seek views on the following proposed aspects of the Edinburgh LEZ:

  • city centre zone boundary
  • 2 -year grace period
  • local exemptions and considerations for impacted groups

CEC also seeks to understand knowledge of LEZs and LEZ related support funds and those available for other sustainable transport options. The consultation period is running for 12 weeks, from the 28th June 2021 and closing on 20th September 2021.

Responses, comments or feedback can also be emailed to low.emission.zone@edinburgh.gov.uk,

or posted to: Low Emission Zone, Waverley Court G3, East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG

Depending on the volume of feedback received, it is hoped that a final LEZ scheme can be formally published towards the end of 2021 and agreed by the Council and Scottish Ministers early in 2022 before it is implemented in May 2022.

Low Traffic Neighbourhoods Proposals for Communities – consultation extended

The consultation on the low-traffic neighbourhood proposals has been extended to 11 July.

This consultation is available online at https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/low-traffic-neighbourhoods.

That link also gives access to ‘all project information including proposed concept designs, an online survey and an engagement report for the last stage’, according to Anna McRobbie of AECOM.

LHNCC May 2021 minutes

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Tuesday 25 May 2021 at 7:00pm Continue reading

LHNCC agenda and Eventbrite link: June 2021

Please register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/158253130373

AGM (7pm)

  1. Welcome, introductions and apologies
  2. Approval of the Minutes of the 2020 Annual General Meeting
  3. Annual Report, Chairman: brief review of year
  4. Treasurer’s report: accounts for FY 2020/21 (to be ratified)
  5. Annual Report, Secretary: brief review of year
  6. Demit of current office bearers and election of office bearers
    1. Chair: Nomination/s (Proposer/Seconder), vote if required
    2. Treasurer: Nomination/s (Proposer/Seconder), vote if required
    3. Secretary: Nomination/s (Proposer/Seconder), vote if required
    4. Vice Chair: Nomination/s (Proposer/Seconder), vote if required
    5. Engagement Officer (Proposer/Seconder), vote if required)
  7. Date of next AGM: Tuesday 28 June 2022

Ordinary meeting (straight after AGM)

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of May 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. Albert Dock update
      2. Hemmingway’s (Commercial St.)
      3. Seafield Project update
      4. Commercial Quay Update
      5. Victor Hugo, The Shore
    2. Licensing
    3. Transport
      1. Trams/Community Councils Together on Trams
      2. Edinburgh Bus User’s Group
    4. Environment
    5. Heritage
    6. Community
      1. Low Traffic Neighbourhood (Leith Connections) – survey (link: Secretary’s report)
      2. Spaces for People – Report (link: Secretary’s report)
      3. North East Community Planning Partnership
  9. Resident issues
  10. AOCB
  11. Date of next meeting – Tuesday 23 August 2021

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

Clean Air Day – today

Planning Edinburgh blogged yesterday

Every year, air pollution causes up to 36,000 deaths in the UK.  Poor air quality causes heart and lung disease and is linked to low birth weight and children’s lung development.

Thursday 17 June is Clean Air Day – the UK’s largest air pollution campaign that aims to bring people together to build awareness of the actions we can all do to tackle it.

Read more on the Planning Edinburgh blog.

Leith low-traffic neighbourhood consultations (CEC’s actual consultation)

Hot on the heels of the last post, CEC is running a consultation as well as AECOM. LHNCC’s web-weaver guesses (but cannot promise) that Edinburgh Council will be more interested in responses to its own consultation.

Follow this link (https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/low-traffic-neighbourhoods/) to access CEC’s Leith LTN consultation.

There are also workshops – register via Eventbrite as follows.