online survey for the Second Strategic Transport Projects Review

Transport Scotland is conducting an online survey for the Second Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2), the Scotland-wide review of the strategic transport network across al transport modes.

STPR2 will inform transport investment in Scotland for the next twenty years, and your input will help to deliver the vision, priorities and outcomes for transport set out in the draft National Transport Strategy (NTS2).

Further information and a link to the survey can be found at

The survey closes at 5pm on Friday 10th January 2020.

For any further queries concerning STPR2, please contact

LHNCC October minutes

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council meeting, held at the Leith Community Education Centre on Tuesday 22 October 2019 at 7pm

Actions and decisions are red italic. Nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against an item. Continue reading

Consultations by Edinburgh Council

(Adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

Strategy and Communications
The City of Edinburgh Council 

LHNCC agenda: November 2019

LHNCC Meeting, Shore Room, Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate
Tuesday 26 November 2019 at 7pm

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Minutes of previous meeting
  3. Matters arising
    1. Neil Tulloch – co-opted member nomination
  4. Police report
  5. Reports: Chair, Secretary and Treasurer
  6. Councillors’/MSPs’/MP’s Reports
  7. Planning Update (see also LHNCC planning page)
    1. 16/01771/FUL (Appeal ref: 16/00126/REF & 16/00127/REF) Aldi Store, Commercial Street. Update
    2. 19/04966/PAN: 1 – 5 Baltic Street And 7-27 Constitution Street. Public Consultation: Thursday 29 November, Custom House, 3.00pm — 7.00pm. Feedback and planned action from Planning Team to be circulated in Planning Update in early December as no meeting that month.
  8. CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams) – update in Autumn Newsletter
  9. Events feedback
    1. Leith Conference 26 & 27 October 11-4pm, Norton Park, Norton Park Conference Centre, Leith, Edinburgh EH7 — Full report in Autumn newsletter. Feedback email from Leith Creative available at
    2. SOSLeith Public Meeting,Wednesday, 30 October, 6.30pm–9.00pm. Update presentation
  10. Future events (see also LHNCC ‘other work’ page)
    1. Public Meeting: ‘Bothered about buses?’ Drylaw Parish Church, Wednesday 27 November, 7.00pm-8.00pm. lan Bieniowski
      Lothian Buses Performance Manager. May have relevance for Transport to WGH
    2. SEStran, Bus Quarterly Meeting, Thursday 28 November, 10.00am-1.00pm, Victoria Quay
    3. EBUG meeting with Lothian Buses, 19 December 2019, venue and time to be tbc
  11. CEC and Scottish Government Information and consultations (see also LHNCC events and consultations page)
    1. CEC: Bus lane operation hours — Workshop, City Chamber, Thursday 21 November 2019
    2. CEC: 2020/21 Budget Consultation Closes 30 Nov 2019
    3. CEC: City Plan 2030: Choices for City Plan consultation runs 9 December 2019 to 28 February 2020. Public promotion: Saturday 18 January 2020 Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, 11am to 3pm
  12. CEC Edinburgh Partnership
    1. CEC training session for new Community Councillors – feedback
    2. EACC: AGM, Thursday 21 November 2019, City Chambers
    3. Neighbourhood Networks meeting: Wednesday 27 November 2019, McDonald Road Library
  13. AOCB
  14. Date of next meeting:
    Tuesday 27 January 2020, 7.00pm – 9.00pm

A survey on the future use of Custom House in Leith

The Scottish Historic Buildings Trust (SHBT) is carrying out a survey of people and organisations in Leith to help define a long term plan for the development of Custom House.  The survey is designed to build on consultations carried out since Custom House was bought by the City of Edinburgh Council and leased to SHBT in order to save and regenerate this important historic building.

It is important for SHBT to understand the communities’ views on the development of Custom House. The consultations are being carried out in line with SHBT’s remit from the Council to ensure that the building is used sustainably for the benefit of the community of Leith – this reflects the purchase of the building using the Common Good Fund.

A fairly consistent picture has emerged through consultations of the kind of uses that might be developed for Custom House.  This seems to be a multi-purpose building, largely accessible to the community and part of which would celebrate and display aspects of Leith’s rich and fascinating heritage. It could include and be partly financed by rentable spaces for events, artist studios, cafes and compatible small local businesses. It could also be of sufficient interest to be a draw for visitors to Leith.

We now need as many people as possible to give us feedback on the potential uses by completing the survey. The results will be used to define the future of Custom House and guide the final proposals for the building.

Please help SHBT by completing this questionnaire as soon as possible – by Friday 6th December at the latest. Please click on the link below or copy and paste it into your browser.

If you have any queries about the survey or Custom House please contact SHBT by email on