Leith Walk/Halmyre Street consultation: extension to 1 June 2020

CEC emailed LHNCC and many others on 7 May about an extension of the consultation-period on the draft place-brief for Leith Walk/Halmyre Street.

I may have written to you previously to tell you we were looking for views on the draft place brief for Leith Walk / Halmyre Street. The place brief sets out a vision and key  principles to inform the design of future development on the site.

Due to the Covid-19 lockdown the online consultation has been extended until 1 June 2020.  There is more time therefore  to give us your views on the draft brief if you haven’t already done so. Here is the link to the consultation: https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/leith-walk-halmyre-street-site-brief.

There are links to the draft brief and some supporting documents including a summary of the previous consultations.

We hope to hear from you

Regards

Lesley Porteous / Planner / Spatial Policy / Place Directorate / The City of Edinburgh Council / Waverley Court, Level G3, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG / Tel 0131 529 3203 / lesley.porteous@edinburgh.gov.uk / www.edinburgh.gov.uk

 

LHNCC February 2020 minutes

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council meeting, held at the Leith Community Education Centre on Tuesday 25 February 2020 at 7pm Continue reading

CityPlan 2030 update

(with apologies for the delay in posting this)

Following current government guidance on Covid-19, the final Choices for City Plan drop-in event scheduled to take place on Thursday 19 March 2020 at the St Bride’s Community Centre was cancelled.

If you had been planning to attend and/or have any questions about Choices for City Plan 2030, please contact the City Plan team and we will do our best to answer your queries.  You can contact us via email cityplan2030@edinburgh.gov.uk or via telephone 0131 529 4692.

The Choices for City Plan online consultation will remain open for you to let us know your comments until 31 March 2030.

A new Development Plan Scheme outlining the proposed schedule to take City Plan 2030 to the Proposed Plan stage will be presented to Committee later in 2020.

You can keep up to date with the project and any changes by:

Future Edinburgh – Additional Consultations

(adapted from a post on Planning Edinburgh)

In addition to the published engagement programme and the online consultation, CEC is holding two more events for those who would like to find out more or comment:

  • A drop in event to see the plans and talk to CEC staff in person about our strategy at Ratho Community Centre on Thursday 12th March 2020 from 4pm until 7.30pm.
  • A consultation hub surgery where if needed CEC staff can give one-to-one help to fill in the consultation at Currie Library on Monday 16th March 2020 from 4pm until 7pm.

You can read more about CEC’s Future Edinburgh consultations and give CEC your views here.

LHNCC January 2020 minutes

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council meeting, held at the Leith Community Education Centre on Tuesday 28 January 2020 at 7pm Continue reading

LHNCC agenda: February 2020

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of November 2019 meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police report
  6. Councillor/MSP/MP reports
  7. Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Vice Chair reports
  8. Standing reports:
    1. Planning
      1. Planning subgroup report: 1–5 Baltic Street and 7–27 Constitution Street
      2. Cockburn Association, Edinburgh Civic Forum Meeting, City Chambers 6.00pm-8.00pm, 3 March 2020
    2. Licensing
    3. Transport
      1. Trams/CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams)
      2. EBUG (Edinburgh Bus Users’ Group)
    4. Environment
      1. The Water of Leith Partnership Agreement
    5. Heritage
    6. Community
      1. £eith Chooses Awards: Leith Community Centre, 6.00pm-7.30pm 18 February 2020
      2. Leith Community Development Trust – Leith Community Centre, 6.30pm 20 February 2020
      3. Leith Festival Gala Day – 13 June 2020
      4. VE Day – 8 May 2020
  9. Edinburgh City Plan 2030 and consultation
    1. Ocean Terminal – Saturday 29 February 11.00am-3.00pm
  10. Neighbourhood Networks
  11. AOCB
  12. Date of next meeting: Tuesday 24 March 2020 (7pm– 9pm)

Edinburgh Bus Users’ Group: Members’ Bulletin February 2020

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Bus Users Group)

  • The City of Edinburgh Council’s consultation on bus lane operating hours is complete. The outcome is awaited.
  • Bus stop ‘rationalisation’ (i.e. reducing the number of stops): at the time of writing, we hear that on 27 February the Council’s Transport and Environment Committee will decide on an initial ‘pilot’ on a routes from east to south west Edinburgh. We’re planning to send a deputation to that meeting.
  • The Council’s Transport and Environment Committee considered a report on bus priority measures on the A90 in June, and instructed officials to return with something better within two committee cycles. However, this has still not happened.
  • ‘Superbus’ design and access: Lothian Buses has received feedback from users on problems with the interior layout of these. It is hoped there will be more definite news in the near future.
  • Members of the EBUG Committee met Lothian Buses’ management in December to discuss subjects of mutual interest, and agreed to continue meeting on a regular basis.
  • In February, the Council began a two-month consultation on its ‘City Mobility Plan’ (Local Transport Strategy) for the next ten years. You can send in your own comments here. The EBUG Committee will be involved in the consultation. We’d be interested to hear members’ thoughts, via edinburghbususersgroup@btinternet.com
  • ‘The Scotsman’ revealed that car journeys across the Forth had increased since the new bridge opened. The Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee had a session with Transport Scotland officials and others to hear about the Forth Crossing Public Transport Strategy (PTS). The PTS was supposed to progress in parallel with the new bridge, to ensure that it did not just result in extra car journeys. Disappointingly, it was quite clear from the evidence given that progress with the PTS has slow to non-existent.
  • Lothian Buses fares went up by 10p per journey in February.
  • We will be holding our first AGM in late May, so keep an eye out for more details!