LHNCC August 2020 minutes

MInutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council members-only meeting with Drum Properties, held via Zoom on Tuesday 25 August 2020 at 7:30pm

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Discovery Gardens: call to action!

There are plans to remove the mature trees and gardens at Ocean Terminal’s Discovery Gardens and replace them with paving and ‘specimen’ trees (drawings available on the Trams to Newhaven website*).

More information is available on

*LHNCC has been told that such plans come from Ocean Terminal’s owners, the Ambassador Group, and that the Trams project is obliged to implement them.

Discover Gardens blogged!

LHNCC residents, businesses and visitors might want to check out this blog about the Discovery Gardens at Ocean Terminal:

https://galleryofgardens.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/discovery-garden-ocean-terminal.

It starts

Located adjacent to Ocean Terminal Mall, where the HMY Britannia is currently moored, is a small contemporary oasis that features an educational collection of plants.

Representing the discoveries of the founding fathers of Scottish botany, large groupings of individual species are planted to showcase their discoveries.

See also LHNCC’s secretary’s photos in this post. Maybe it will pique your interest too!

LHNCC June 2020 minutes

Notes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council members-only regular meeting, held via Zoom on Tuesday 23 June 2020 at 7:30pm Continue reading

Tram works TROs

Leith Harbour & Newhaven residents, visitors and businesses might want to be aware of the TRO proposals to do with the tram-works. LHNCC understands that formal consultations are likely to start in early September (lasting 28 days).

TRO drawings for the full route are available on the Trams Project website, but for convenience here are the ones covering LHNCC’s area. Click any thumbnail to access the full-size PDF.


Lindsay Road

Melrose Drive

Ocean Terminal

Ocean Drive

Tower Place Bridge

Ocean Drive to Baltic Street

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

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting (Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 30 July 2020 at 5:30pm Continue reading

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 25 June 2020

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting
(Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 25 June 2020 at 5:30pm Continue reading

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 28 May 2020

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting (Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 28 May 2020 at 5:30pm Continue reading

LHNCC planning update June 2020

LHNCC’s notes on the following planning matters have just been updated. See the bold items on the following pages: