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 No:18/01876/FUL – Application refused/withdrawn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

Rubbish being cleaned from Victoria Bridge

As you may already know, the rubbish on the Water of Leith is now being cleared. Here is the BBC News report.

Photos are © 2019 Jennifer Marlborough. Click any thumbnail to see the full-size photo in a new window or tab.

photo of rubbish under Victoria Bridge

28/6/19

photo of work to clear the rubbish under Victoria Bridge

22/7/19 – 11.25am: clearing the rubbish

Photo of work to clear the rubbish under Victoria Bridge

22/7/19 – 11.25am: clearing the rubbish

Photo of inflatable boat being used to clear the rubbish under Victoria Bridge

22/7/19 – 14.34pm

Photo of Victoria Bridge, with the rubbish cleaned away

23/7/19 – 13.44pm

photo of swans on Water of Leith near Victoria Bridge

The swans seem happy with progress.

How would you spend £1 billion?

(a poster sent to CCs by Chris Peggie | Governance Officer | Democracy, Governance & Resilience: Governance | Strategy & Communications | Chief Executive | The City of Edinburgh Council | Business Centre 2:1 | Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG | 0131 529 4494 | chris.peggie@edinburgh.gov.uk | www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Click the thumbnail to see the full-size PDF.)

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Preparatory works for Trams to Newhaven continue with vibration testing

(adapted from an email from Trams to Newhaven: view the original at https://mailchi.mp/7f4d38afd7a4/trams-to-newhaven-update-february-2019-final-business-case-233657)

Ground and Site Investigation Works update

Ground and site investigation works along the route are now in the final stages, with the last of the scheduled works due to complete in week commencing 22 July 2019.
The essential pre-enabling works, being carried out by the tram project’s Systems and Infrastructure contractor Sacyr, Farrans, Neopul (SFN), involves SFN carrying out detailed ground investigation surveys at 25 sites on the route. The work is being carried out in sections of approximately 100 metres at a time and under localised lane closures.
The purpose of ground investigation works is to determine the ground conditions along the route so that the project’s final design can be confirmed. SFN have been checking, among other things, the depth of the bedrock. This will allow us to better understand how deep tram infrastructure foundations need to be, as well as the dimensions of the ‘track slab’, which will be laid beneath the tram tracks.

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Public utility works: Leith Area

(adapted from an email from Graham Hall (CEC Senior Transport Team Leader) to Leith ward and Leith Walk ward councillors; with thanks to the councillor that forwarded it to community councils. This information reached LHNCC’s webmaster today [19 July].)

As you will be no doubt aware, The City of Edinburgh Council is carrying out significant pre-tram surfacing works in wards 12 and 13 at the current time via our Transport Design and Delivery section who have McLay’s Ltd carrying out numerous projects in preparation for the Tram extension works which are due to commence later this year.

In addition to these works City Fibre have started their programme to install fibre to the home in the area as well as the other utility providers continuing their business as usual.

It has been agreed with the CEC project manager (Steven Blacklaw) that the locality will coordinate these works around his significant programme to avoid conflict with different sets of work. As McLays Ltd are based in Airdrie and traditionally close down for the Glasgow Fayre fortnight commencing on the 12th of July I have delayed various utility works commencing until McLay’s have closed their sites down and to prevent additional pressure on the road network. The works below have been approved for the period 14th July 2019 to 30 July 2019 to avoid any conflict with the CEC programme.

Whilst there will no doubt be some form of delay caused by the various works, please be assured that every effort has been made to minimise disruption utilising the quieter school holiday period whilst still ensuring these works are completed before CEC’s contractor returns to recommence his programme. Please also note that where required, any works which may present significant disruption have been discussed and approved at the City Wide Traffic Management Group to ensure the most effective traffic management is employed.

Should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to call on the number below.

Utility Location Nature of works Works Start Finish Traffic Management
City Fibre Salamander Street Installing new fibre optic cable TBC TBC Two way temporary traffic signals
City Fibre East Hermitage Place Installing new fibre optic cable 14/07/2019 17/07/2019 Three way temporary traffic signals
Scottish Power Albert Street Main Cable repair 15/07/2019 19/07/2019 Parking Restriction only
Scottish Power Constitution Street Install new service 19/07/2019 23/07/2019 Parking Restriction only
Scottish Power Pilrig Street at Dryden Street Excavate footway to replace joint TBC TBC Parking Restriction only
Scottish Gas Networks Newhaven Road at Graham Street Install new connection to gas main 14/07/2019 30/07/2019 Three way temporary traffic signals
Scottish Gas Networks North Junction Street at Ferry Road Replace existing gas main 14/07/2019 30/07/2019 Three way temporary traffic signals
Virgin Media Lindsay Road at Sandpiper Drive Install new service 15/07/2019 19/07/2019 Lane restrictions and local diversion

Graham Hall – FIHE – Senior Transport Team Leader – Place – City of Edinburgh Council – North East Locality, 101 Niddrie Mains Rd, Edinburgh, EH16 4DS – Tel: 0131 469 3926 – Northeast.transport@edinburgh.gov.uk

Please note: all correspondence should be sent to Northeast.transport@edinburgh.gov.uk