LHNCC minutes: January 2019

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Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 29 November 2018

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, held in Leith Community Education Centre on Thursday 29 November at 5:30pm

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LHNCC agenda: 27 November 2018

Shore Room, Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate

Tuesday 27 November at 6.30pm

  1. Introductions and apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of previous meeting
  3. Matters arising
  4. Police Report
  5. Reports: Secretary and Treasurer
  6. Councillors’, MSPs’ and MP’s reports
  7. Planning update
    Please see also briefing document circulated separately.
    Details for all local applications are available on LHNCC planning web-page.

    1. 1-5 Baltic Street: 18/07468/PAN
    2. Bath Road (Salamander Street)18/08206/FUL
    3. Great Junction Street: 17/05415/FUL
    4. (Coatfield Lane & Giles Street): 18/08051/FUL
    5. Western Harbour Waterfront: 09/00165/OUT
  8. CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams)
    Please see response to second trams consultation on LHNCC website.
  9. Local events & feedback
    Details available on LHNCC’s Event web-page.

    1. Victoria Primary School Christmas Lights
    2. Leith Chooses Launch – Information circulated
    3. WW1 Commemoration (10/11/18) & Leith Remembrance Service 11/11/18
  10. CEC Consultations
    Please see also CEC consultation hub and LHNCC’s other work web-page.

    1. Planning for Change, Delivering Services 2019-2023, closing date 7/12/19
    2. CEC Proposal for a Transient Visitor Levy/Tourist Tax within the City. closing date10/12/18
    3. Common Good Register, closing date 31/12/18
    4. NE Neighbourhood Partnership: Group exercise to help us understand how people think we should spend and invest in Council Services. Information circulated.
    5. Leith Neighbourhood Partnership Agenda Planning Meeting, 6.00pm, Monday, 3 December 2018, Nelson Hall, McDonald Road Library
  11. AOCB
  12. Date of next meeting: Tuesday 22 January 2019

Community Councils Together on Trams:  response to tram extension consultation 2 (November 2018)

(The following is the text of Community Councils Together on Trams’ repose to the second consultation about the proposed extension of Edinburgh Trams to Newhaven. It was submitted in November 2018.)

Community Councils Together on Trams: response to tram extension consultation 2

Introduction

  1. Community Councils Together on Trams (CCTT), the coalition of the four Community Councils along the proposed route extension, was formed in June 2018 to respond to the proposed tram extension from York Place to Newhaven.
  2. This was accompanied by the publication of CCTT’s Joint Statement which sets out CCTT’s support in principle for the tram extension, but also a number of serious concerns around the on-street design, the impact on the local economy along the proposed tram corridor, the absence of an up-to-date environmental case, and the very tight time frame – from June to December 2018 (when the final decision to go ahead was due be made by CEC) – to address these concerns.
  3. There exists – currently – a most successful eco-system along the proposed tram extension and its hinterland, where a wide variety of businesses and a reasonable public transport system sustain the most densely populated area in Scotland and where the majority of households don’t use a car. This must not be damaged beyond repair during construction or reduced to a sterile transport corridor with an unattractive – or even more polluted – pedestrian environment post construction
  4. Since June, CCTT members have participated in all public events, exhibitions and a number of workshops following the publication of the first designs for the tram extension. In addition, CCTT has held monthly meeting with the Tram Team, working through CCTT’s key concerns.
  5. In the course of these meetings with the Tram Team, CCTT has realised that the Tram Team’s scope is too narrow and does not include many of the ‘supplementary’ projects that CCTT see as essential to helping the existing successful ‘eco-system’ along the route survive – and that are crucial to the successful operation of the tram post-construction. CCTT is aware of a number of good initiatives that are currently being pursued by CEC, but remains concerned that the envisaged timelines – including the horizons of 2030 and 2050 – do not meet the needs of the area post construction (2022). Sufficient progress of these projects (in terms of plans, budgets, timelines) prior to the final decision would be a key factor for CCTT’s support continuing in the run up to the final decision the period of early contractor involvement, and, crucially, during construction.

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Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 1 November 2018

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, held in Leith Community Education Centre on Thursday 01 November at 5:30p Continue reading

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 27 September 2018

(LHNCC apologises for slightly delayed publication of these minutes. This was caused by waiting for a response from the trams teams to some queries about the content. If you have any queries about these minutes, please contact LHNCC, preferably via our contact-us page.)

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, held in Leith Community Education Centre on Thursday 27 September at 6:00pm

Actions and decisions are red italic.

Abbreviations

CCTT = Community Councils Together on Trams TfE = transport for Edinburgh
CEC = City of Edinburgh Council TN = Trams to Newhaven project
CPZ = controlled parking zone TRO = traffic regulation order
SPC = swept-path contract, TT = trams team
TAPOG = CEC’s tram all-party oversight group

1 Welcome and introductions

1.a Attendance

Charlotte Encombe CCTT/Leith Central CC Andrew Mackenzie CCTT/Leith Links CC
Angus Hardie CCTT/Leith Links CC Bruce Ryan CCTT minutes secretary
Rob Leech TT/TN project director (Anturas Consulting) Harald Tobermann CCTT/Leith Central CC
Jennifer Marlborough CCTT/Leith Harbour & Newhaven CC Darren Wraight TT/CEC

1.b Apologies

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