Leith low traffic neighbourhood

The City of Edinburgh Council is developing a project to create a safer and more comfortable street environment for walking, cycling, wheeling and spending time in the local streets and outdoor spaces of Leith. To achieve this, it is looking to develop a Low Traffic Neighbourhood in the area.

The council plans to carry out an initial community engagement with residents from 8th – 28th February 2021 to gather information and inform the scope of the project. Further engagement is planned throughout the year prior to implementation in winter 2021, with Council Committee approval at key stages.

In order to best represent the community views in the area and provide local knowledge and input to project, the council proposes forming a Community Reference Group (CRG).

It is proposed this group is made up of representatives from local organisations and established groups who will meet at key stages of the project to provide feedback and help share information with the community.

Whilst the group will be a touchstone for local feedback and views, it will not supersede the views of residents expressed during the consultation surveys. It is simply an additional way for the project team to create dialogue with the local community.

The council has contacted the following, and possibly other relevant organisations, to seek advice on what local interest groups and organisations should be invited to join the CRG:

The council has also asked which other organisations it should contact.

The council would propose to convene an online meeting with the CRG during the initial engagement period in February and then follow-up at key stages in the project.

Further details should be available from

Anna McRobbie BSc (Hons)
Consultant
Consulting, Transportation
M: 07384 543887
anna.mcrobbie@aecom.com

LHNCC September 2020 minutes: ordinary meeting

MInutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held via Zoom on Tuesday 22 September 2020 at 7:30pm

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Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, held at 200 Bonnington Road on Wednesday 6 June 2019 at 5:30pm

Actions and decisions are red italic.

1 Abbreviations

BAFO = best and final offer LLCC = Leith Links Community Council
CCTT = Community Councils Together on Trams LW = Leith Walk
CEC = City of Edinburgh Council NTBCC = New Town & Broughton Community Council
CPZ = controlled parking zone OBC = outline business case
CS = Constitution St POLHA = Port of Leith Housing Association
ECI = early contractor involvement SPC = swept-path contract
EIA = environmental impact assessment TAPOG = CEC’s tram all-party oversight group
FBC = full business case TfE = Transport for Edinburgh
ISC = infrastructure and systems contract TN = Trams to Newhaven project
LCCC = Leith Central Community Council TRO = traffic regulation order
LHNCC = Leith Harbour & Newhaven Community Council TT = trams team

TAPOG is CEC’s leader and vice-leader, CEC’s transport convenor and vice-convenor, and transport spokespersons from each party Continue reading