Trams TROs consultation: starts 13 April

Please note this is from the Trams to Newhaven team. LHNCC will respond in due course – watch this space.

From Tuesday 13 April the project will commence the Traffic Regulation Order public consultation process (TRO). A TRO details the nature and extent of how our roads are used and managed such as road closures, restrictions on turning movements and the position of parking and loading spaces.

The purpose of the TRO process is to invite comment and objections on the parking and loading arrangements being proposed and any changes to moving traffic requirements and entry/exit from streets. Only measures presented within the traffic order may be objected to.

You will be able to view and comment on the TRO from Tuesday 13 April for a period of 28 days.

LHNCC February 2021 minutes

MInutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Tuesday 23 February 2021at 7:00pm

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Survey on Coallie Park

Water of Leith Conservation Trust says:

We would appreciate your help to complete and promote this survey about Coallie Park, in Leith: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/J89MVVL

Click the graphic to see a summary of the Landscape proposals for the area for your consideration and interest. This forms the basis for the ‘Coalie Conversations’ which the Water of Leith Conservation Trust would like to initiate. On social media you can use #coalieconversations @WOLCT @greenspacetrust

PDF about Coallie Conversations, showing landscaping proposals etc

We have also made a web page: http://www.waterofleith.org.uk/coaliepark.

Leith Connection Consultation – LHNCC’s response

The following is the text of a response submitted by LHNCC on 5 March

Leith Connections Project
Survey Response
5 March 2021

Mike Wilkinson
Community Engagement
Leith Connections

Dear Mike

Ref: Leith Connection Consultation Response

I am submitting above following consultation and feedback from committee members and members of the public on behalf of Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council.

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LeithChooses 2021: 2021 Feedback Night (9 March) and questionnaire

LeithChooses is holding a feedback night on Tuesday 9 March (6pm) and running an online questionnaire. Details follow:

LeithChooses 2021 Feedback Night, 9 March 6pm.

The LeithChooses Steering Group is always looking for feedback from the community, after each participatory budgeting event.

You are warmly invited  to attend a ‘Feedback Night’ meeting, online. This will be on Tuesday 9th March at 6pm.

Each year, LeithChooses has found that although not many people can make it to the Feedback night, those that DO come always provide a tremendously valuable input. As this year has been so different, LeithChooses would especially like to hear from you about what you feel went well – and what didn’t – at LeithChooses 2021.

Sadly, there can be no cups of tea or Tunnocks tea cakes, but LeithChooses hope we can have an informal discussion and listen to your views. Do join!

Join via Eventbrite  by clicking here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eithchooses-2021-feedback-night-tickets-144028373743

Questionnaire

LeithChooses would like to glean your individual thoughts on the £eith Chooses 2021 experience through a questionnaire.

LeithChooses would appreciate if you would complete this questionnaire, and share it with anyone who has a view on the process.

Please click here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/leithch2021. It will be live for one month. LeithChooses is keen to refine and improve what it does so your thoughts are most welcome; LeithChooses does listen carefully!

Please do not hesitate to contact Caroline Lamond (Caroline.Lamond@edinburgh.gov.uk) if you have any questions about the feedback night or the survey; Caroline is happy to help.

More consultations and communications

Bus-stop consultation

This one is from Sustrans, about ‘Temporary Bus Stop Design Guidance’. It’s on SurveyMonkey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/busdg.

Planning Edinburgh: water in the city of Edinburgh

Planning Edinburgh says

Climate change is going to impact on our lives in more ways than we can even imagine. In response to this, new developments and existing buildings in Edinburgh will have to change in order to support the needs of people. We will also need to consider how public realm, open space, infrastructure and streets are designed, agreed, constructed and maintained.

One of the ways we are preparing Edinburgh for these changes is through our Vision for Management of Water in the City of Edinburgh.

Consultations and communications

There are a few announcements likely to interest to LHNCC residents:

Scottish Government: Transforming Planning

Planning in Scotland is changing. From new ways to get involved in shaping great places, to the creation of the next national plan for Scotland, learn about our work to date and the next steps.
https://www.transformingplanning.scot/

Edinburgh Council: parking controls survey

The City of Edinburgh Council would like to hear your views on the proposed introduction of parking controls in your area.  Please fill in the survey to share your views. The survey closes on 14 March 2021 at midnight.
https://consultprojectcentre.co.uk/parkingph2

Edinburgh Council: retaining ‘Spaces for People’ consultation

Strategic Transport Project Review 2

The Scottish Government has emailed about the latest progress on the Strategic Transport Project Review 2 (STPR2) and the opportunities for providing feedback on the latest STPR2 documents.

On 3 February 2021, the Scottish Government published the STPR2: Update and Phase 1 Recommendations report along with the associated impact assessment reports, which can be accessed HERE. These are the first STPR2 recommendations for transport investment. These recommendations focus on transport projects or interventions that significantly contribute to STPR2 objectives, align well with NTS2 priorities, and can be progressed or delivered within the current spending period and will help support a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alongside this, the Scottish Government published an updated National Case for Change which contains the options that will be taken forward for further appraisal in Phase 2 of STPR2 as well as an Appendix on COVID-19. Updated Case for Change reports have also been published for STPR2 regions. These reports can be accessed HERE.

The Scottish Government invites feedback on the STPR2 Update and Phase 1 Recommendation Report and the STPR2 options and COVID -19 scenarios. Linked comment forms are provided on the Transport Scotland STPR2 webpages. The comment forms will be available until midnight on 31 March and can be accessed HERE.

The Transport Scotland website pages have also been updated to include STPR2 frequently asked questions and a link to a new dedicated STPR2 Project Page, incorporating interactive Story Maps summarising the regional and national Case for Change reports.

Regards,
STPR2 Team
STPR2@transport.gov.scot

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