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/   

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.

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.

Leith low-traffic neighbourhood consultation

Message from LHNCC’s secretary

The Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) Team (Leith Connections) announced that Leith LTN consultation/survey will go live on the Hub on Friday 4th July.

The Team will be running 2 public meetings for Leith LTN – one in week beginning 14th June and one in week beginning 28th June – details to be confirmed so not included in information leaflets.

I would recommend reading this and completing survey, especially as it only considers a limited area omitting section North of Commercial Street. This means that leaflets that have been distributed may not have included a large section of our CC. 

Link to information and survey: https://wh1.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=162192819351

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
strategyandinsight@edinburgh.gov.uk               

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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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.

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 25 March 2021

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting
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