LHNCC February 2022 minutes

LHNCC’s minutes secretary apologises for the late publication of these minutes.

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held via MS Teams, on Tuesday 22 February 2022 at 6:30pm

Actions and decisions are red italic. Nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against an item.

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LHNCC October 2021 minutes

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Tuesday 26 October 2021 at 6:30pm Continue reading

Consultations covering LHNCC area

Following on from the last post, there are more consultations and planning applications for items that will affect the LHNCC area. Take a deep breath! (Some of the consultations have closed, and some applications have been withdrawn, so LHNCC is recording here the submissions it has made.)

Crosslane: Residential Serviced Living – Ocean Point 2

  • Presentation – LHNCC meeting 23/11/21

Salamander St/Bath Rd (21/01163/PPP)

  • Closing date 9/11/21

Ocean Terminal proposals (21/04420/PAN)

Maritime St (21/04479/FUL, 21/04480/LBC)

Mill Lane (21/04912/FUL)

9 – 21 Salamander Place (20/04907/FUL)

  • Site visit took place 14/9/21

DPEA Appeal REF:  PPA-230-2343 (8/7/21)

  • This application was withdrawn 14/10/21

Proposed extension to the Leith Conservation Area

Leith Connections

Mill Lane Clinic: LHNCC’s objection

 <LHNCC secretary’s personal address redacted>

28 October 2021           

Adam Gloser

Case Officer


Waverley Court,

4 East Market Street, Edinburgh , EH8 8BG

Dear Mr. Gloser

Ref: 21/04912/FUL: Mill Lane Clinic 5 Mill Lane Edinburgh EH6 6TJChange of use from dwelling (class 9) to residential institution (class 8).

Agent: Four Square Scotland

Grounds for comment – Objection

I am submitting this response on behalf of Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council (LHNCC). This proposed change of use from office to Class 8 residential Institution has raised concerns from residents. these have been considered by LHNCC committee and planning group. 

The application appears not to require completion of sections under Checklist for Planning Application and there is no reference or information regarding type of residential institution/tenure for proposed 22 apartments or availability for parking and cycle storage provision. Local residents have identified that the institution will be used as a homeless shelter but no details available about provision being provided and if this will include families or only individuals. If such shelters are needed we would prefer to see them managed by regulated charitable organisations with ongoing support available for tenants.

It would appear the only aspect of the planning application is for the HMO permission, and this is not considered or recorded here. There is no information in this  application about Health & Safety requirements needed to meet legislation. Clarification on what is required for Residential Institution application needs to be clarified as there does not appear to be any specific legislation for this type of change of use application 

We, are therefore, recommending that application is refused as it fails to provide suffice to evidence to allay our concerns.

Yours sincerely 

Jennifer Marlborough



LHNCC agenda and Eventbrite link: October 2021

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  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of September 2021 meeting
  4. Matters arising 
  5. Police Report tbc
  6. Councillor/MSP/MP reports
  7. Chair, Secretary and Treasurer reports
  8. Standing reports
    1.  Planning
      1. Ocean Terminal – Pan Application Online consultation. 
      2. Maritime St. Application consultation. 
      3. Hemmingway’s – LRB decision: refused
      4. Salamander St./Bath Rd. PPP Application notification 
      5. Crosslane: Residential Servised Living. Ocean Point 2 
      6. Mill Lane Clinic, 5 Mill Lane 
      7. Seafield Project update
    2. Licensing
    3. Transport
      1. Community Councils Together on Trams (CCTT)
      2. Edinburgh Bus User’s Group
    4. Environment
      1. Water of Leith Conservation Trust: Coalie Park
      2. FOWLB
    5. Heritage  
    6. Community
      1. North East Community Planning Partnership
  9. Resident issues
    1. Concerns about Mill Lane proposal for Sheltered housing
  10.  EACC
    1. EACC meeting – 21/10/21
  11. ACOB
  12. Date of next meeting
    1. Tuesday 23 November 2021

Great Junction Street carriage renewal

(adapted from a notice from Edinburgh Council)

Click to download the full notice: GJS Residents Notification Letter.

This work is scheduled to commence on Monday 8th January 2018 and will last approximately 4 weeks depending on weather and other circumstances.

Traffic on Great Junction Street will be restricted to northbound only in order for the works to be carried out safely.

To facilitate this the following closures will be in place:

  • Great Junction Street from the Bonnington Road junction to North Junction Street/Ferry Road Junction to all vehicular traffic travelling south towards the foot of Leith Walk. North bound traffic towards North Junction Street will be maintained for the duration of the construction phase.
  • Cables Wynd from Yardheads to Great Junction Street will also be closed for the duration of the construction phase.

    The diversion route for south bound traffic that would normally travel along Great Junction Street is via Coburg Street, Sandport Place and Henderson Street, to arrive back at Great Junction Street.
    Traffic will be managed in and out of Mill Lane, Taylor Gardens and Ballantyne Road by the contractor. There will be left turn only policy for traffic exiting Bonnington Road, Bangor Road and Ballantyne Road for the duration of the works. There will be a right-turn only policy for traffic exiting Taylor Gardens and Mill Lane for the duration of the works.

    Parking suspensions will be in place to suspend waiting, loading and unloading on both sides of Great Junction Street from Bonnington Road junction to North Junction Street, Cables Wynd from Yardheads to Great Junction Street, King Street in its entirety, 25m west along Bonnington Road from GJS, and Coburgh Street in its entirety.