LHNCC **draft** September minutes

These are draft because LHNCC has not yet met to adopt these minutes.

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council meeting, held at the Leith Community Education Centre on Tuesday 24 September 2019 at 7pm

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LHNCC minutes August 2019

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council meeting, held at the Leith Community Education Centre on Tuesday 27 August 2019 at 6:30pm

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

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LHNCC agenda: September 2019

LHNCC Meeting

Shore Room, Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate

Tuesday 24 September 2019 at 7.00pm

  1.  Introductions, apologies
  2. Minutes of Previous Meeting
  3. Matters arising
  4. Police Report
  5. Reports: Secretary and Treasurer
  6. Councillors/MSP/MP Report/s
  7. Planning Update (circulated) (also available on LHNCC planning page)
    48-50 Iona Street: 19/03802/PAN
  8. CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams)
    Meeting 29 August feedback – awaiting minutes.
  9. Local events & feedback – Updates available on LHNCC ‘other work’ page
    1. Diversity in Edinburgh’s Community Councils: Leith Community Centre, Tuesday 17 September, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
    2. Customs House Consultation event: Wednesday 18 September, 5.00pm – 7.30pm
    3. Leith Proposals: LCCC , Leith Proposals:What’s good what’s bad and what need to change? McDonald Road Library, Saturday 21 September 11.00am – 3.00pm
    4. Cockburn Association, Open Doors: Sat 28 & Sun 29 September
    5. Leith Community Centre, Volunteer Fair: Thursday, 10 October, 4.00pm – 7.00pm
    6. Leith Community Centre, Free Stuff: Sat 19 & Sun 20 October, 11.00am – 4.00pm
    7. Leith Conference 26 – 27 October 11-4pm, Norton Park, Norton Park Conference Centre, Leith, Edinburgh EH7
  10. CEC and Scottish Government Information and consultations
    detail available on LHNCC events page

    1. CEC: The strategic plan for 2019-2022 agreed at the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board in August 2019 Strategic plan 2019-22 (PDF)
    2. Scottish Government: https://www.transport.gov.scot/consultations. This consultation is on the new draft National Transport Strategy (NTS) for Scotland, which aims to set out a compelling vision for the future of transport for the next 20 years. Closes 23/10/19
    3. Crown Estate Scotland draft 2020-23 Corporate Plan Consultation: https://consult.gov.scot/crown-estate-strategy-unit/2020-23 Closing Date 25/11/2019
    4. City Plan 2030: Choices for City Plan consultation runs 9 December 2019 to 28 February 2020. Public promotion: Saturday 18 January 2029, Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, 11am to 3pm
    5. CEC – CPZ extension proposals
    6. City of Edinburgh Council Planning Performance Framework 2018 – 2019
    7. CEC SUSTRANS /– Active Travel: Consultation Secure Cycle Parking in Edinburgh – SNAP survey
  11. CEC Edinburgh Partnership Report
    Neighbourhood Networks update
  12. CC Elections 2019 – closing date for nominations 30/9/19
    Joint event with LLCC to promote. Leith Community Centre, Wednesday 25 September, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
  13. AOCB
  14. Date of next meeting:
    Tuesday 22 October 2019 – new time 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Secure Street Cycle Parking Consultation

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

On the 22nd August The City of Edinburgh Council opened a targeted consultation to gather feedback from local residents in relation to the proposal to install secure cycle parking units on 79 streets across the city following a successful pilot project.

The consultation period will run until the 30th of September and the residents of the selected streets were informed through flyers delivered to their doors. A total of five streets have been proposed for the installation of secure cycle parking units in the Leith ward:

  • Bernard Street
  • Constitution Street
  • Leith Links (Links Place)
  • Prince Regent Street
  • Sheriff Brae

Following this consultation, the responses will be reviewed and Traffic Regulations Orders will be processed.

Installation is expected to start in winter 2019 on all approved locations.

I trust that this information is of use however if you require any further information then please do not hesitate to email the Active Travel section at activetravel@edinburgh.gov.uk.

Kindest regards,

Andres Lices

Transport Technician,  Active Travel – Road Safety & Active Travel – Place Development – The City of Edinburgh Council – Business Centre G.4. – Waverley Court – Edinburgh – EH8 8BG – External: 0131 469 5687  Internal: 25687  Email: andres.lices@edinburgh.gov.uk

LHNCC agenda: August 2019

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Minutes of Previous Meeting
  3. Matters arising
  4. Police Report
  5. (7.00pm-7.15pm approx.) Presentation: Jim Jarvie – SOSLeith, ‘Update on the Tidying of the Lower Shore Basins’
  6. Reports: Secretary and Treasurer
  7. Councillors/MSP/MP Report/s
  8. Planning Update (circulated) (also available on LHNCC planning page)
    1. Industry Lane: Ref. No:18/01876/FUL – Application refused/withdrawn
    2. Aldi: Ref. No:16/00127/REF appeal granted– progress report
    3. Tower Street: 19142 PAN Notice: Barratt’s – Public exhibition: Leith Library, 16/10/19, 3.00pm – 7.00pm
    4. Bath Road Ref. No: 18/08206/FUL – Application granted 5/8/19
  9. CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams)
    1. Meeting 1 August feedback – Branding presentation by Chris Wilson (TT/CEC) campaign element that looks to reflect Leith and channels to communicate any changes to the published plans.
  10. Local events & feedback – Updates available on LHNCC ‘other work’ page
    1. Leith Heritage Strategy Plan (11/7/19) – meeting feedback. Liaise with Kristeen Hannesdottir, Director, Groves-Raines Architects Lamb’s House
    2. Heart of Newhaven (17/8/19) – Taster event: Victoria Primary School.
  11. CEC and Scottish Government Information and consultations
    detail available on LHNCC events page

    1. CEC Edinburgh Partnership Report
      Neighbourhood Networks update
    2. CEC Edinburgh Community Council Scheme Review Final Phase schedule
      22 August 2019: Report to Council to approve final Scheme
      October 2019: Final Scheme to be for CC Elections and CC Term
    3. Scot. Govt. Short-term lets
      https://consult.gov.scot/housing-services-policy-unit/short-term-lets/ Closed 19/7/19
      Consultation Event (Short-term lets) 15/7/19– Victoria Quay feedback.
      07021 – Forth Ports Ltd- Maintenance Dredging and Sea Deposit, Newhaven Harbour – Consultation – Response Required by 06 September 2019
    4. CC Elections 31 October 2019
      CEC: CC Elections 2019 Briefing note available on website
      Campaign– proposals?
  12. AOCB
    Visit to HMS Forth
    WGH Bus 21 campaign update.
    Duncan Bremner – Leith Conference (Leith Proposals: Leith Harbour & Newhaven Community Council, Sat. 5 October, Leith Community Centre, 11-3pm
  13. Date of next meeting:
    Tuesday 24 September 2019 – new time 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Community engagement in land-decisions: a survey

(adapted from a communication from the Scottish Land Commission, circulated by Edinburgh Council)

The Scottish Land Commission has launched a new survey seeking views of communities across Scotland about community engagement in decisions relating to land.

The Commission wants to make sure that all people in Scotland have the opportunity to be involved in decisions about land that significantly affect them. The Commission is supporting communities, land owners and land managers to work together to make better – and fairer – decisions about land use with the publication of its first Protocol on Community Engagement in Decisions Relating to Land.

The Commission’s Protocol supports the Guidance on engaging communities in decisions relating to land, which was published by the Scottish Government in April last year.  Over the next couple of years, the Commission will review the effectiveness of the guidance, and recommend improvements if needed. The survey will establish a baseline against which progress can be measured and identify where further support needs to be developed by the Commission or other organisations.

Individual residents and community organisations in both urban and rural Scotland are being asked to complete the survey. The Commission hopes to:

  • learn more about how the way land or buildings are managed impacts communities
  • know what opportunities people have to influence decisions made when land use changes
  • hear what type of support is needed to make engagement more effective.

Clear and open communication is increasingly a key part of public life, with organisations creating mechanisms for ordinary people to be involved in decisions that affect them. A key area where people want to have their say is about local land use and management.

Helen Barton, Community Engagement Advisor at the Scottish Land Commission said:

“We want to hear from communities in both urban and rural Scotland, to find out what level of community engagement is taking place around decisions related to land.

Individuals can respond but also anyone who is involved with community organisations such a community councils, tenants’ or residents’ groups or local government.

“The information provided will not include any personal identifying information and we will collate and analyse the responses to see where there are trends.

“It is important to get an idea of what community engagement is happening now to not only use as a baseline measure but also to see if there are any lessons we can learn from current practices.”

In the survey, the Commission will also be looking to find out how many respondents are aware of the Scottish Government’s guidance as well as the Commission’s own Protocol for Community Engagement, which sets out general and specific expectations for owners and managers of land.

The survey will be open for responses until the end of September 2019 and can be found here: www.landcommission.gov.scot/communityengagement

 

What do you think of Heart of Newhaven’s ideas? Survey

(adapted from an email from Heart of Newhaven)

Please fill in our survey – will be open for a fortnight only!
<https://heartofnewhaven.co.uk/community-consultation-survey…>
Thank you for your support and please share as widely as possible!

Shifting ground

2020 becomes 2021. It was announced a couple of weeks ago that a delay in planning approval for the building of the new school means all timetables are put back – we hope by no more than 20 weeks – from August 2020 to January 2021. How does that affect our 2020 vision?

We circulated this definitive information immediately to those who are already members of The Heart of Newhaven so that instead of picking up a rumour they knew all the details of the revised timetable. Now for the implications:

As far as our funding applications are concerned we have to re-schedule timetables; but The Heart of Newhaven dedicated Steering Group is equal to the consequential issues, with the necessary short-term focus to adjust complicated negotiations, confident of timely delivery in due course. That is its job and its members remain dedicated to what is expected of them.

But the time slippage has produced an unexpected opportunity.

We now have 20 more weeks or so to demonstrate the vibrancy of the Newhaven Community. This must not be time wasted just waiting.

At the last update here I’d just got home from an exciting Stakeholder Event organised on our behalf by Planning Aid Scotland, an organisation working with communities to articulate their vision and develop community-led plans. Presented elsewhere on this website PAS identified from participants new ideas and priorities for a multi-generational centre, especially what is needed in terms of community facilities.
What is a Multi-generational centre?

It is important to get used to this way of thinking – opportunities for people of all ages from the youngest to the oldest to sense that they belong to a big but closely knit family where we learn from each other.

Gone are the days when children were expected to be seen but not heard. Who of the older generation has not learned something about technology from those to whom the very latest innovation is literally child’s play? That is why it is so exciting that our physical focus is upon acquiring Victoria Primary School so it can continue as a hub of learning and discovery, support and encouragement, not just a nostalgic look back to whatever might be considered was its heyday. Its heyday is always now and its future will be just as important as its past. Our present close-up focus task to ensure that happens means publicising as widely as possible all that is going on now demonstrating our sense of community.

Your chance to have your say, please take our survey and tell us what you think of the emerging ideas

Rodney Matthews (Vision Facilitator)