Granton Waterfront – Western Villages

This is a very large and important project for Edinburgh Waterfront developments and should be of interest to all residents across the North and Northeast Edinburgh areas. 

A Pre Planning Application Consultation Live Q&A digital (Microsoft Team) event with project team will also be held Tuesday 3rd November 2020, 3pm – 6pm. The link also includes an online consultation. 

https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/granton-waterfront-western-villages

Environmental and climate events

There are currently many opportunities to get involved in environmental and climate-change activities. Check out some or all of these posts on Leith Central, Leith Harbour & Newhaven and New Town & Broughton CCs’ websites

And while you’re doing that, why not check out what else CCs in central and north-east Edinburgh are doing for their communities?

Invitation to contribute to Scotland’s Climate Assembly

Scotland’s Climate Assembly will bring together over 100 people, representative of the population of Scotland, to tackle the question:

‘How should Scotland change to tackle the climate emergency in an effective and fair way?’

<p “>Assembly members will gather over 6 weekends to hear evidence, deliberate on the challenges and come up with some recommendations for government. It all begins on the 7th November.

Before we get underway, the Assembly wants to hear from as much of the public as possible. How do you think Scotland should address climate change? How do we make sure solutions are both effective – working for the planet – and fair – working for everyone?

We therefore invite you to share your ideas and comments on our online platform, which will be open until the 26th October. Please share this information with your fellow council members.

Join the conversation online

How to participate:

  1. Go to our online platform and click on ‘register’ in the top right corner.
  2. Enter a username – this is how you will appear on the site.
  3. Enter your email address – this will remain hidden.
  4. Choose and then confirm a secure password.
  5. You can now log in any time. Add your own ideas by clicking on the button shown here, or you can rate and comment on the ideas that others have already added to the platform.

Start sharing your ideas

All contributions will be taken into consideration in the development of the Assembly.

To give as many people as possible the chance to engage, we would appreciate your sharing this information as widely as you can. We look forward to reading your ideas!

Yours,

The Secretariat
Scotland’s Climate Assembly
https://www.climateassembly.scot

adapted from an email forwarded by CEC

LHNCC agenda: October 2020

Agenda

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of August 2020 meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police Report (tbc)
  6. Chair, Secretary and Treasurer reports
  7. Standing reports
    1. Planning
      1. Tram Stop Ocean Terminal  – letter of objection regarding Discovery Garden (link in Secretary’s Report below)
      2. Bath Road/Salamander St. PAN Application – feedback form closing date 29/10/20 (link in Secretary’s report below)
      3. Seafield Project – update.
    2. Licensing
      1. Update
    3. Transport
      1. Trams/CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams)
      2. EBUG (Edinburgh Bus Users’ Group)
    4. Environment
      1. OT Discovery Garden update
    5. Heritage
      1. Leith Heritage Group Meeting 19/10/20 – Update
      2. Rennie’s Isle Bridge
      3. Heart of Newhaven Community Project – update (link in Secretary’s Report)
    6. Community
      1. LHNCC – Crown Estate Scotland – Sustainable Communities Grant update
      2. VPS – Christmas lights
      3. Leith Chooses – request for CC’s support vote (circulated to members 20/10/20)
      4. Response to resident regarding parking issues in Hawthornvale
  1. North East Community Planning Partnership update
    Checkpoint Group (DT)
  1. AOCB
  2. Date of next meeting – Tuesday 24 November 2020

Secretary’s report and links

Ocean Terminal Tram Stop Planning application – letter of objection re Discovery Garden: https://lhncc.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/lhncc-letter-of-objection-tram-stop-application-ot-oct-2020-jm-final.pdf

Bath Road/Salamander St. PAN Application download and complete consultation form: https://salamanderstreet.scot

Heart of Newhaven Project Update: https://lhncc.org.uk/2020/10/18/heart-of-newhaven-latest-update

Free repairs for bikes: https://www.cyclinguk.org/ScotCycleRepair

Leith100 Autumn Programme of Events: https://mailchi.mp/a0a0e71434d7/announcing-a-new-series-of-leith100-events-9438398?e=a59819d631

How to get the Flu vaccine in your area: https://www.nhsinform.scot/flu

Kick Start Scheme for Youth in Scotland – UK Government: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-government-launches-kickstart-scheme-for-youth-in-scotland

The City of Edinburgh Council – Public Space Management Plan – Stakeholder Engagement
The City of Edinburgh Council would like your involvement, input and advice in developing and refining the new Public Space Management Plan (PSMP). Closes on 23 November 2020: https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/b24acf90/

 

 

 

Salamamder St: online consultation

The consultation web-page is at https://salamanderstreet.scot. In brief, it says

Landowner John G Russell (Transport) Ltd is seeking your views about their proposals to redevelop land at Salamander St/Bath Road. Your feedback will inform our future planning application.

This website provides details of the proposed new residential-led, mixed-use redevelopment. 

The site represents an exciting opportunity to enhance the townscape of Leith through the delivery of high-quality new housing in a location which is identified for residential-led regeneration.

Please take the opportunity to review and submit any feedback you may have to the team.

Information and exhibition boards will be available on this site from 8 October. They will then be available for comment until Thursday 29  October.

Those unable to access the information on this site, or consultation boards and feedback form online, or who have questions, can call 0131 202 3259 or email: hello@salamanderstreet.scot

Community Consultation Website & Digital Exhibition: Salamander Street/Bath Road

Community Consultation Website & Digital Exhibition: Salamander Street/Bath Road

illustration from event flyer, presumably showing site location/context

illustration from event flyer, presumably showing site location/context

Text from the advertising flyer sent to LHNCC:

Land at Salamander Street/Bath Road, Leith Community Consultation Website & Digital Exhibition

Due to ongoing developments surrounding the COVID-19 virus and social-distancing measures, the Scottish Government has issued guidance encouraging developers to use online or digital methods of engagement whilst public gatherings are prohibited.

Where?

  • At our dedicated website – www.salamanderstreet.scot.
  • An unmanned wall mounted exhibition will be available to view at Precision Removals and Storage, 67 Salamander Street, Leith Edinburgh EH6 7JZ
  • Copies of the exhibition materials can be obtained by contacting hello@salamanderstreet.scot or by phone at this number (0131) 202 3259

When?

  • The website goes live from 1st October 2020.
  • Exhibition proposals will be available from 8th October 2020.

Why?

  • To provide you with information on the emerging redevelopment proposals and seek your input and ideas for the site, informing the basis of our future planning application for the land at Salamander Street/Bath Road, Leith EH6 6JZ.

LHNCC August 2020 minutes

MInutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council members-only meeting with Drum Properties, held via Zoom on Tuesday 25 August 2020 at 7:30pm

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Stead’s Place – online exhibition 12:00 to 20:00, 30th July 2020

(adapted from https://www.steads-place.com)

Drum (Steads Place) Ltd and CAMVO 123 Ltd have submitted a Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) to  Edinburgh Council for the redevelopment of the Stead’s Place site, near the foot of Leith Walk.

Because of the current Covid-19 restrictions, Drum and CANVO are unable to present the development proposals and seek community views at an in-person public consultation.

In line with Scottish Government guidance, Drum and CANVO will present an initial online exhibition, launching on Thursday 30th July. This will enable people to view the new proposals for Stead’s Place, email any questions to the design team and submit formal feedback online.

The interactive exhibition will be live on https://www.steads-place.com from 12 noon on July 30th, with members of the design team available to respond by email to any questions until 8 pm.

If you would like to make comments on the proposals after viewing the exhibition, you will have until Thursday August 13th to complete and return an online feedback questionnaire.