Notes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council members-only meeting, held via Zoom on Tuesday 28 April 2020 at 7pm
Actions and decisions are red italic. Nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against an item.
1 Introductions, apologies for absence, CEC requirements for online CC meetings
||Cllr Adam MacVey
||Representing Ben Macpherson MSP
||Deidre Brock MP
||Edinburgh North and Leith
||Cllr Chas Booth
||Cllr Gordon Munro
Given the unusual nature of the circumstances we are in, we are doing our best for the Community Council and also the best in our responsibility to deliver upon our commitment to the community which we serve.
Because LHNCC is currently learning how to conduct meetings online, this will be a members-only ‘discussion’ meeting.
- LHNCC welcomes public input in advance via the website contact-form at https://lhncc.org.uk/contact-us/.
- Public input is equally welcome at any time after the meeting.
LHNCC is aware that online meetings exclude those who cannot access them, whatever the reason. However, this is the best it can offer under the current circumstances.
We would also like to thank all the valiant people who are providing essential services across all sectors in our community and beyond.
Agenda: Tuesday 26 May, 7pm
- Introductions, apologies
- Declaration of interests
- Notes of April 2020 meeting
- Matters arising
- Police Report tbc
- Reports from Councillors and elected representatives
- Chair, Secretary, Treasurer reports
- Standing reports
- 106-162 Leith Walk/Stead’s Place (20/01447/PAN)
- 57 Tower Street/5 Bath Road (20/01313/FUL)
- Trams/CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams) – next Meeting 28 May
- EBUG (Edinburgh Bus Users’ Group) – CEC traffic measures: Creating Safe space for walking and cycling
- Edinburgh World Heritage in Conservation (virtual) – discussion ‘Is Edinburgh’s architecture at the dawn of a ‘New Golden Age’? (7 May 2020). Tbc Next meeting with Politicians and CEC leader.
- Heart of Newhaven
- Neighbourhood Networks
- Date of next meeting/AGM: Tuesday 23 June tbc
Zoom meeting guide
- Many of you will be familiar with Zoom – but if not I hope this will help. Any queries please do ask beforehand.
- During the meeting your audio and video will be turned off. If you have any technical difficulties, please use the ‘chat’ function.
- We shall answer questions at the end of each item and will have an AOB session at the end of the meeting.
- To ask a question on an agenda item, please type your question into the ‘chat’ function. Questions will be selected by the chair and you will have your audio and video switched on by the host.
- If you wish to add to a point made in the question and answer session at the end, please click ‘participants’ and raise your hand. If selected, we will activate your audio.
According to Lesley Porteous, Planner at CEC:
‘due to the Covid-19 lockdown the online consultation has been extended until 1 June 2020’
This follows public drop-in events that were held in January.
The online consuiltation is here: https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/leith-walk-halmyre-street-site-brief
Readers might be interested in Leith Central CC’s draft response: https://leithcentralcc.co.uk/2020/05/11/our-response-to-the-leith-walk-halmyre-street-consultation
CEC emailed LHNCC and many others on 7 May about an extension of the consultation-period on the draft place-brief for Leith Walk/Halmyre Street.
I may have written to you previously to tell you we were looking for views on the draft place brief for Leith Walk / Halmyre Street. The place brief sets out a vision and key principles to inform the design of future development on the site.
Due to the Covid-19 lockdown the online consultation has been extended until 1 June 2020. There is more time therefore to give us your views on the draft brief if you haven’t already done so. Here is the link to the consultation: https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/leith-walk-halmyre-street-site-brief.
There are links to the draft brief and some supporting documents including a summary of the previous consultations.
We hope to hear from you
Lesley Porteous / Planner / Spatial Policy / Place Directorate / The City of Edinburgh Council / Waverley Court, Level G3, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG / Tel 0131 529 3203 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.edinburgh.gov.uk
(from the Trams to Newhaven newsletter dated 27 March)
Construction on Edinburgh’s Trams to Newhaven project will stop this week to protect the safety of workers and residents during the current Coronavirus outbreak.
The Council’s decision to instruct contractors Morrison Utility Services (MUS) and Sacyr Farrans Neopul (SFN) to cease site works follows advice from Scotland’s First Minister that all construction sites should close, unless the project being delivered is essential, such as a hospital.
SFN and MUS will make sites on Leith Walk, Constitution Street, Lindsay Road and Ocean Drive safe and secure by the end of the week before shutting down. There will be contractors on site as necessary for safety and security checks.
Emergency services have access to all sites at all times should they require it.
Work will continue off-site where this can be done remotely, including design, planning and scheduling, as well as drawing up a remobilisation strategy for returning to the site once restrictions are lifted. The project team will also be closely liaising with MUS and SFN to look at ways of mitigating the impact of work stopping on the wider project.
Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting (No 2 Construction Phase) at 165 Leith Walk on Thursday 27 February at 5:30pm Continue reading
Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting (No 1 Construction Phase), at 200 Bonnington Rd, on Thursday 30 January at 5:30pm Continue reading