LHNCC February 2020 minutes

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council meeting, held at the Leith Community Education Centre on Tuesday 25 February 2020 at 7pm Continue reading

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 27 February 2020

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

LHNCC January 2020 minutes

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council meeting, held at the Leith Community Education Centre on Tuesday 28 January 2020 at 7pm Continue reading

Edinburgh Bus Users’ Group: Members’ Bulletin February 2020

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Bus Users Group)

  • The City of Edinburgh Council’s consultation on bus lane operating hours is complete. The outcome is awaited.
  • Bus stop ‘rationalisation’ (i.e. reducing the number of stops): at the time of writing, we hear that on 27 February the Council’s Transport and Environment Committee will decide on an initial ‘pilot’ on a routes from east to south west Edinburgh. We’re planning to send a deputation to that meeting.
  • The Council’s Transport and Environment Committee considered a report on bus priority measures on the A90 in June, and instructed officials to return with something better within two committee cycles. However, this has still not happened.
  • ‘Superbus’ design and access: Lothian Buses has received feedback from users on problems with the interior layout of these. It is hoped there will be more definite news in the near future.
  • Members of the EBUG Committee met Lothian Buses’ management in December to discuss subjects of mutual interest, and agreed to continue meeting on a regular basis.
  • In February, the Council began a two-month consultation on its ‘City Mobility Plan’ (Local Transport Strategy) for the next ten years. You can send in your own comments here. The EBUG Committee will be involved in the consultation. We’d be interested to hear members’ thoughts, via edinburghbususersgroup@btinternet.com
  • ‘The Scotsman’ revealed that car journeys across the Forth had increased since the new bridge opened. The Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee had a session with Transport Scotland officials and others to hear about the Forth Crossing Public Transport Strategy (PTS). The PTS was supposed to progress in parallel with the new bridge, to ensure that it did not just result in extra car journeys. Disappointingly, it was quite clear from the evidence given that progress with the PTS has slow to non-existent.
  • Lothian Buses fares went up by 10p per journey in February.
  • We will be holding our first AGM in late May, so keep an eye out for more details!

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 30 January 2020

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

Notification of start of construction work (Lindsay Road and Ocean Drive)

(copied from a letter from Trams to Newhaven)

Date 10 February 2020

Dear Sir/Madam,

Notification of start of construction work

Construction works to take trams to Newhaven will commence from Newhaven to Melrose Drive on 6 March 2020 and are scheduled to be completed by Summer 2021. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. All parking and loading on Lindsay Road, Melrose Drive and North Leith Sands will be suspended.

Works will also commence on Ocean Drive, at the front of Ocean Terminal, on 13 March 2020, scheduled to be completed by Autumn 2020. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. All parking and loading on Ocean Drive and Ocean Way will be suspended. Please note that Ocean Terminal will remain open as usual and access to the car parks will be maintained.

The full construction programme can be viewed on the project website – www.tramstonewhaven.co.uk.

Construction Works
Fencing will be erected in order to establish the construction site which will take approximately two weeks. During this period there will also be further site investigation works undertaken.

Information boards and directional signage will be displayed once the fencing has been erected and the construction site has been established.

Following site set up, Sacyr, Farrans, Neopul (SFN), and Morrison Utility Services (MUS) roles will involve excavation of the road to allow utility diversions, tracklaying, installation of tram infrastructure, public realm improvements, and heritage and archaeology works.

Construction site working hours are Monday to Friday 7am to 7pm and Saturday 8am to 1pm.

Ail works will be undertaken in line with the Code of Construction Practice which details, amongst other things, acceptable levels of noise and vibration. The Code of Construction Practice can be found on the project website – www.tramstonewhaven.co.uk.

Lothian Buses
There will be diversions to your bus services during construction. Full details will be available at www.lothianbuses.com and via the Transport for Edinburgh App.

Bins
There will be no changes to your bin collection arrangements.

Other Works
Other associated work will also be taking place at the following locations:

  1. Foot of the Walk to Coatfield Lane — works are continuing and scheduled to be completed by Spring 2021.
  2. Queen Charlotte Street to Constitution Place — works are continuing and scheduled to be completed by Autumn 2020.
  3. Leith Walk — enabling works are continuing and main construction works will commence 28 March 2020 scheduled to be completed by Summer 2021.

Traffic Management
Traffic management arrangements have been approved jointly with members of the city’s Traffic Management Review Panel, including Lothian Buses and the emergency services, and these will be in place from 6 March 2020 for Newhaven to Melrose Drive and 13 March 2020 for Ocean Drive. Access through the site will be maintained for emergency services at all times. Diversion routes and advanced warning signage will be erected in the vicinity for information and detailed drawings for these can be found on the Trams to Newhaven website.

The project will assess the traffic management arrangement throughout the construction period and make amends where required.

Newsletter
To keep up to date with the project’s progress and news, sign up to our mailing list at www.tramstonewhaven.co.uk.

Considerate Contractor Scheme
SFN and MUS both follow the principles of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, which requires a firm focus on outstanding management, efficiency, awareness of local environmental issues, and a genuine consideration for neighbours and the community.

During the time that the above works are being undertaken, all efforts will be made to minimise disruption and inconvenience to residents and businesses. Further details can be found at
https://www.ccscheme.org.uk/

For further information please visit www.tramstonewhaven.co.uk. Alternatively, you can contact us via email at Newhaven.tram@edinburgh.gov.uk or by phone on 0131 322 1122.

Yours faithfully

Trams to Newhaven Team

LHNCC agenda: November 2019

LHNCC Meeting, Shore Room, Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate
Tuesday 26 November 2019 at 7pm

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Minutes of previous meeting
  3. Matters arising
    1. Neil Tulloch – co-opted member nomination
  4. Police report
  5. Reports: Chair, Secretary and Treasurer
  6. Councillors’/MSPs’/MP’s Reports
  7. Planning Update (see also LHNCC planning page)
    1. 16/01771/FUL (Appeal ref: 16/00126/REF & 16/00127/REF) Aldi Store, Commercial Street. Update
    2. 19/04966/PAN: 1 – 5 Baltic Street And 7-27 Constitution Street. Public Consultation: Thursday 29 November, Custom House, 3.00pm — 7.00pm. Feedback and planned action from Planning Team to be circulated in Planning Update in early December as no meeting that month.
  8. CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams) – update in Autumn Newsletter
  9. Events feedback
    1. Leith Conference 26 & 27 October 11-4pm, Norton Park, Norton Park Conference Centre, Leith, Edinburgh EH7 — Full report in Autumn newsletter. Feedback email from Leith Creative available at http://www.leithcreative.org/leith-conference-2
    2. SOSLeith Public Meeting,Wednesday, 30 October, 6.30pm–9.00pm. Update presentation
  10. Future events (see also LHNCC ‘other work’ page)
    1. Public Meeting: ‘Bothered about buses?’ Drylaw Parish Church, Wednesday 27 November, 7.00pm-8.00pm. lan Bieniowski
      Lothian Buses Performance Manager. May have relevance for Transport to WGH
    2. SEStran, Bus Quarterly Meeting, Thursday 28 November, 10.00am-1.00pm, Victoria Quay
    3. EBUG meeting with Lothian Buses, 19 December 2019, venue and time to be tbc
  11. CEC and Scottish Government Information and consultations (see also LHNCC events and consultations page)
    1. CEC: Bus lane operation hours — Workshop, City Chamber, Thursday 21 November 2019
    2. CEC: 2020/21 Budget Consultation Closes 30 Nov 2019
    3. CEC: City Plan 2030: Choices for City Plan consultation runs 9 December 2019 to 28 February 2020. Public promotion: Saturday 18 January 2020 Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, 11am to 3pm
  12. CEC Edinburgh Partnership
    1. CEC training session for new Community Councillors – feedback
    2. EACC: AGM, Thursday 21 November 2019, City Chambers
    3. Neighbourhood Networks meeting: Wednesday 27 November 2019, McDonald Road Library
  13. AOCB
  14. Date of next meeting:
    Tuesday 27 January 2020, 7.00pm – 9.00pm