This meeting is on 9 December (this week), not 16 December. LHNCC’s web-weaver apologises for the mistake in the Eventbrite page, which has now been rectified. Please register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/city-plan-2030-lhnccs-public-meeting-tickets-222884181587
Here is the agenda for the public meeting on Thursday 9 December, 6:30.
The meeting will be on Teams: register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/city-plan-2030-lhnccs-public-meeting-tickets-222884181587
City Plan 2023: Proposed Plan for period of Representation
- Introductions, apologies
- Declaration of interests
- CEC City Plan 2030
- What is the is the City Plan
- Significant areas of interest
- Proposed Plan
This is the main document sometimes referred to as the ‘written statement’. It is divided into five parts
- Appendix D
This separate document gives tables of site specific requirements for each of the housing led proposals by reference.
Proposals Maps – Four PDF versions of the map area available including map covering the North East.
Links: details for the above
Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Tuesday 26 October 2021 at 6:30pm Continue reading
Following on from the last post, there are more consultations and planning applications for items that will affect the LHNCC area. Take a deep breath! (Some of the consultations have closed, and some applications have been withdrawn, so LHNCC is recording here the submissions it has made.)
Crosslane: Residential Serviced Living – Ocean Point 2
- Presentation – LHNCC meeting 23/11/21
Salamander St/Bath Rd (21/01163/PPP)
- Closing date 9/11/21
Ocean Terminal proposals (21/04420/PAN)
Maritime St (21/04479/FUL, 21/04480/LBC)
Mill Lane (21/04912/FUL)
- Consultation now closed
- Letter sent 28/10/21
9 – 21 Salamander Place (20/04907/FUL)
- Site visit took place 14/9/21
DPEA Appeal REF: PPA-230-2343 (8/7/21)
- This application was withdrawn 14/10/21
Proposed extension to the Leith Conservation Area
- Closing date 19/12/21
<LHNCC’s secretary’s personal address redacted>
6 October 2021
231 St. Vincent Street
Glasgow G2 VQ5
Dear Mr. Richardson
Re: 21/04420/PAN Ocean Terminal. First Public Exhibition 23 September 2021
I am writing on behalf of Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council (LHNCC) to provide feedback for above. LHNCC planning group met following our general meeting, attended by members and external attendees, where this group response was completed for your attention.
There was unanimous support in principle for this application but with the proviso that some concerns are considered.
- A general consensus that opening up the waterfront with communal and landscaped areas will be welcomed and enhance the site for the Community
- Would ensure retention of Ocean Terminal as a public facility offering range of services
- New entrance and public realm following demolition of Carpark and Debenhams
- Provision of good retained transport links and addition of the Tram
- Proposed cycle way/footpath retention and extension along the waterfront area
- Variety of opportunities in relation to retail market and community amenities for expanding residential provision
- Retaining and improving transport for range of travel modes
- The provision of proposed opportunity to accommodate plans for 20 minute neighbourhoods
- Vehicle access and parking provision that includes car club spaces and electric charging points for cars and bicycles. Pedestrian priority
- Space for events
- Sustainability and climate change considerations, including pre-demolition waste audit, addressed
Concerns to be considered
- Unanimous concerns regarding proposed high rise/high density development, the proposed area and diagram on page 16 is overpowering and reduces the area available for communal space and is predominately hard landscaping with minimal trees and green space
- This also appears to have tunnel effect at that end of Ocean Drive, blocking out any views to waterfront
- Debate about provision of BTR that attracts a rather niche market, needs to facilitate
intergenerational needs (Ref: City Plan 2030). Retail areas on ground floor could include services for community
eg. Office space, Tourist information centre
- Diagrams misleading with regard to public space and facilities as majority appears to be private with limited public space (diagram front page of Exhibition document and p15)
- Information regarding park accessibility for 20-minute Neighbourhood does not comply with CEC Open Space 2021 Play Place Standards (Ref. Access to Parks)
- Query regarding provision for bicycle racks ensuring security
- The diagram on front page of exhibition document imply there are internal changes across entire site but no information regarding these.
- Questions regarding bus terminus and turning facility at Northern Traffic Signal junction that is replacing the roundabout. There also appears to be only one bus stop on North side of Ocean Drive.
- Disappointed that no recognition of heritage of site, particularly the Discovery Garden that will provide added attraction and greenspace for visitors.
Michelle MacLeod, Centre Manager, Ocean Terminal
Colin Smith, Director/Head of Planning, Turley,co.uk, 7-9 North St.David Street, Edinburgh
Douglas Tharby, Chair, LHNCC
Ref: City Plan 2030 (Proposed Sep. 2021) Policies P46 Edinburgh Waterfront: Place 4
Planning permission – proposals for a mix of house types, sizes and affordability,
Access to Parks – CEC Open Space 2021 Play Space Standards (p28)
The Council’s Open Space Strategy sets out the following requirements to help meet the need for equipped play areas within the existing built up area and to provide for new developments. All houses and flats should have access to at least one of the following:
A play space of
good play value (51 – 70) within 800 metres walking distance
very good play value (71 – 100) within 1200 metres walking distance
excellent play value (101 + ) within 2000 metres direct distance
OT – Western Harbour 2092m
Leith Links – 1609m
Pilrig Park – 1700m
Victoria Park – 1288m
The exhibition document is online at https://lhncc.files.wordpress.com/2021/10/255b5-oceanterminal_first_public_exhibition.pdf.
The feedback form is online at https://www.development-oceanterminal.com/feedback.
LHNCC encourages residents to comment on this application. It would also welcome residents’ input via LHNCC’s contact form at https://lhncc.org.uk/contact-us.
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/
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 email@example.com,
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.
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.