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

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LHNCC agenda: May 2019

LHNCC Meeting, Shore Room, Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate
Tuesday 28 May 2019 at 6.30pm

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

(also available on LHNCC planning page)

7.a Cala: Waterfront Plaza (affordable block F) 16/03684/FUL

Affordable Block

7.b Save Leith Walk

      • Developer Drum have submitted Appeal to Scottish Govt. DPEA
      • Response plan for Leith CCs

8. CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams)

Next meeting 29 May, Contractor to be in attendance

9. Local events & feedback

Updates available on LHNCC ‘other work’ page

9.a Heart of Newhaven (formerly Newhaven Project)

Introducing Newhaven Walks: stand at Volunteering Event at Leith Community Centre and at other events to raise profile

9.b EBUG Public meeting

Feedback

10. CEC and Scottish Government information and consultations

Detail available on LHNCC events page

10.a Edinburgh Partnership Review Outcomes

Starting to establish Neighbourhood Networks, Thursday 30 May, 6.00pm-8.00pm. Venue tbc.

10.b CEC Edinburgh Community Council Scheme Review Final Phase

· Closes 3 June 2019

10.c Scottish Government: Consultation Energy Efficient Scotland:

https://consult.gov.scot/better-homes-division/energy-efficient/

Closes 17 June 2019

10.d Scot. Govt. Short-term lets

https://consult.gov.scot/housing-services-policy-unit/short-term-lets

Closes 19 July 2019

11. AOCB

11.a Request from PLACE Edinburgh group regarding short term lets

11.b. Query from business owner regarding garages on Coatfield Lane

12. Date of next meeting:

Tuesday 25 June 2019

LHNCC minutes: March 2019

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held at Leith Community Centre on Tuesday 26 March 2019 at 6.30pm

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Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 1 November 2018

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, held in Leith Community Education Centre on Thursday 01 November at 5:30p Continue reading

Unconventional oil and gas consultation

(adapted from a communication from the Scottish Government, vis the Improvement Service. If there any questions about the consultation, please contact UOGSEAConsultation@gov.scot)

The Scottish Government is currently finalising its policy position on the development of unconventional oil and gas in Scotland.

As part of that process the Scottish Government is inviting views on the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and partial Business, Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) of their preferred policy position, that the Scottish Government does not support the development of unconventional oil and gas in Scotland.

These assessments are necessary before the policy position can be finalised and are the latest steps in the approach that the Scottish Government has adopted on this issue.

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Trams Update – 23 October 2018

The following reproduces verbatim a communication from ‘Trams to Newhaven Project Team’ (email newhaven.tram@edinburgh.gov.uk). You might like to read Leith Central CC’s comment on this communication.

Councillors will make the decision on whether or not to proceed with the Trams to Newhaven project in March 2019.

Tenders for the project were received in early September and evaluations are ongoing.

The final stage in this process is to seek best and final offers from the bidders which will then be used to complete the Final Business Case for consideration by elected members.

It is important for the Council to have sufficient time to undertake due diligence and comprehensive evaluation of the final submissions and the Council has therefore decided to take extra time to allow this process to take place.

The Council has undertaken extensive consultation with residents and businesses in Leith and Newhaven to inform the final design of the proposed route and has proposed a £2.4m Support for Business package during the construction period.

You can view the Trams to Newhaven project designs and plans, which have been updated thanks to public feedback from consultation earlier in the summer, until Sunday 11 November on the Council’s Consultation Hub.

Changes to bin collection days

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

In late September Edinburgh Council wrote to all residents who use its kerbside bin service to update them on changes to their bin collection days and garden waste collections. In the letters, Edinburgh Council also included new bin collection calendars and, for residents who had signed up to Edinburgh Council’s new garden waste service, new garden waste bin permits were included.

The new collection dates and garden waste service started this week, so Edinburgh Council would be grateful if you can check your new bin calendars to ensure you are putting your bins out on the correct day. Garden waste bins may also be collected on a different day of the week to other bins. Residents can check their new bin calendars on Edinburgh Council’s website.

The changes to bin collection days is part of this year’s budget savings and will help the Council to save £500,000.

Thank you for your support.

Karen Reeves | Technical Manager | Waste and Street Cleaning|Place | The City of Edinburgh Council| Seafield Depot| 1 Fillyside Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6RD | Tel: 0131 469 5196  | Email: karen.reeves@edinburgh.gov.uk