LHNCC April 2022 **draft** minutes 

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held via MS Teams, on Tuesday 26 April 2022 at 6:30pm

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LHNCC agenda and Eventbrite link: March 2022

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Agenda

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of February 2022 meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police Report
  6. Councillor/MSP/MP reports
  7. Chair, Secretary and Treasurer reports
  8. Standing reports
    1. Planning
      1. Albert Dock update on perimeter boundary (including presentation by Alasdair Sibbald (Forth Ports); Lesley McGrath (Holder Planning); Mark Hopton (LDN Architects)
      2. Rennie’s Isle Bridge – FUL & LBC planning applications
      3. 124 Salamander Road and 1-3 Salamander Yards – PAN application
      4. Seafield Project update
    2. Licensing
    3.  Transport
      1. Community Councils Together on Trams (CCTT)
      2. Edinburgh Bus User’s Group
    4. Environment
      1. FOWLB
      2. Water of Leith sewage update (debris and combined outlet)
    5. Heritage
      1. Leith Culture & Heritage Group
      2. Cockburn Civic Trust (JM) – NPF4 Consultation
    6.  Community
      1. North East Community Planning Partnership (DT)
      2. Leith Festival 2022
      3. Community Council website information and EACC – request
  9. Resident issues
    1. Portland Gardens/Melrose Drive derelict building – feedback
  10. EACC
    1. Appeal for funds
  11. AOCB
    1. Advertisement towers
  12. Date of next meeting: Tuesday 26 April 2022

Links for further information and related areas of interest on Agenda item (9) Standing Reports

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LHNCC agenda and Eventbrite link: February 2022

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Agenda

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of January 2022 meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police Report tbc
  6. Councillor/MSP/MP reports
  7. Chair, Secretary and Treasurer reports
  8. Standing reports
    1. Planning
      1. Crosslane: Residential Serviced Living. Ocean Point 2 – Public Consultation
      2. Seafield Project update
    2. Licensing
    3.  Transport
      1. Community Councils Together on Trams (CCTT)
      2. Edinburgh Bus User’s Group
    4. Environment
      1. Water of Leith Conservation Trust: Coalie Park – update
      2. FOWLB
      3. Sewage Related Debris and the Water of Leith – response from Scottish Water update.
    5. Heritage
      1. Leith Culture & Heritage Group
    6.  Community
      1. North East Community Planning Partnership (DT)
      2. Leith Chooses – Results Tuesday 15/2/22 (online via Teams) will also be posted online. Link http://www.leithchooses.net
      3. Leith Community Centre re-opening
      4. Heart of Newhaven
    7. Resident issues
      1. Portland Gardens/Melrose Drive derelict building
    8. EACC
      1. Extraordinary General Meeting 17/2/22(DT) – Approval of revised Constitution
    9. ACOB
    10. Date of next meeting: Tuesday 22 March 2022

Links for further information and related areas of interest on Agenda item (9) Standing Reports

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Crosslane – Ocean Point 2 Community Consultation – Thursday, February 10th, 3-7 pm

Crosslane Co-Living is bringing forward proposals for a residential development and associated co-working and amenity space, with landscaping, public realm, infrastructure, and access arrangements at Ocean Point 2, Ocean Drive, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6JH.  

In line with Scottish Government guidance suspending face-to-face community consultations during the COVID-19 pandemic, a web-based consultation will be held on a dedicated project website www.oceanpoint2.com

A live, digital consultation event has been arranged for Thursday, February 10 from 3pm to 7 pm. The complete website and proposals will be available to view from 9am on the day of the event. 

The public is invited to visit the website during the event, ask the design team questions online, and discuss the proposals.

Crosslane has also issued the following flyer. (Click the thumbnails to see the original PDF.)

LHNCC’s ‘City Plan 2030’ public meeting: agenda

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

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. CEC City Plan 2030
    1. Introduction
      1. What is the is the City Plan 
      1. Significant areas of interest
  4. Proposed Plan
    This is the main document sometimes referred to as the ‘written statement’. It is divided into five parts
    • Introduction
    • Strategy
    • Policies
    • Proposals
    • 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.

https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/downloads/file/30217/quick-guide

https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/city-plan-2030

https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/cityplan2030

LHNCC October 2021 minutes

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Tuesday 26 October 2021 at 6:30pm Continue reading

Consultations covering LHNCC area

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)

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

Leith Connections

Ocean Terminal Public exhibition: LHNCC response

<LHNCC’s secretary’s personal address redacted>

6 October 2021

Chris Richardson                                                                    

Managing Director

Ambassador Group

231 St. Vincent Street

Glasgow G2 VQ5

EH8 8BG

Dear Mr. Richardson

Re: 21/04420/PAN Ocean Terminal. First Public Exhibition 23 September 2021

Consulation Feedback

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. 

Benefits:

  • 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.

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Yours sincerely

Jennifer Marlborough

Secretary

LHNCC

Cc:

Michelle MacLeod, Centre Manager, Ocean Terminal

Colin Smith, Director/Head of Planning, Turley,co.uk, 7-9 North St.David Street, Edinburgh

Hello@development-oceanterminal.com

Douglas Tharby, Chair, LHNCC

References:

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

Distances:

OT – Western Harbour 2092m

Leith Links – 1609m

Pilrig Park – 1700m

Victoria Park – 1288m