(You may well know that CEC refused the relevant planning applications. However, that may not be the end of the story because the developer may appeal against this decision. Watch this space!)
CEC Development Management Sub-Committee: hearing on 30 January 2019
Grounds for Objection: Ref: 18/04332/FUL & Ref: 10/04349/CON, 106-162 Leith Walk
I am here on behalf of LHNCC and the community we serve and thank you for giving me this opportunity to speak on their behalf. Our CC encompasses a large area that includes Great Junction Street, Newkirkgate, Foot of The Walk and West side of Leith Walk to Number 92 all within the Leith Conservation Area and contribute to the ‘Heart of Leith’. We are passionate about the history, heritage, people and the Community we represent. We work closely with, and are adjacent to, LCCC and LLCC who are also here today representing their communities.
The mix, style and proportions are unique to this section of Leith Walk. Examples include The Arches in Manderston Street and the Art Deco Building that is at risk of being demolished in this Planning Application, and the majestic Columns that supported the Railway Bridge on the corner of Leith Walk and Jane Street. Continue reading
(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council. LHNCC’s web-master apologises for the late notice but only received the information on Monday 17 September. We have also been told that ‘This meeting is also on at Out of the Blue, Dalmeny Street on Saturday 22 Sept. at 10:30.‘)
You are invited to join the City Plan team for a community engagement workshop. At the workshop we will be asking you for your thoughts on planning policy and the potential for new development in your community up to 2030. Your suggestions and comments will be used to help us prepare the next local development plan for Edinburgh.
Date: Monday 24 September 2018
Time: 5.30pm – 7pm, registration and light refreshments from 5.15pm.
Venue: Northfield and Willowbrae Community Centre, 10 Northfield Road, Edinburgh, EH8 7PP (Map of venue)
Deadline for booking a place: Wednesday 19 September 2018
If you would like to participate, please book your place by contacting the City Plan team by
If you need an induction loop, a translator or other form of support, please let us know by Wednesday 19 September 2018.
Please note that the City Plan team are unable to comment on any live or individual planning applications during the workshop.
Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council meeting, held at Leith Community Centre on Tuesday 22 May 2018 at 7.00pm
Actions and decisions are red italic. Nem conmeans that no-one spoke or voted against an item. Continue reading
(This letter was sent to CEC’s Chief Planning Officer and the relevant Case Officer on 29 May 2018)
Chief Planning Officer, PLACE,
4 East Market Street, Edinburgh , EH8 8BG
Dear Mr. Leslie
Re: 18/01876/FUL – 4 Industry Lane, Edinburgh, EH6 4EZ. Demolition of existing commercial garage and erection of new residential block 19 units with associated car parking and landscaping.
Agent: Susan Stephen, Architects
Objection: Grounds for comment
A presentation by the Developer for above was held at Leith Harbour & Newhaven Community Council (LHNCC) Meeting on 22 May 2018, with representation from residents local to Planning Application area in attendance. The general consensus from Committee members was that this application is not appropriate for this site. It was suggested, by some members, that a more appropriate approach would be to convert the existing building to Mews/Colony style residences. There should be provision for people with special needs, including disabled parking facility. It was agreed that I would send a response on behalf of LHNCC.
The proposal is contrary to the following Local Development Plan (2016) Continue reading
CEC is running place workshops to ‘discuss Place Action Plans’, to help meet the priorities set out int he North East Locality Improvement Plan.
The one for LHNCC is 6pm to 8pm, on 19 June, at Leith Community Centre.
Click the graphic to see further information:
We reproduce a communication from Leith DIY Skateparks. LHNCC does not yet have a position on this issue. See Facebook for more information.
Edinburgh City Council are going to bulldoze it in the coming days / weeks.
(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council. Those who are interested in the proposed tram extension, or the Picardy Place redevelopment might be interested in section 3.27 of the Transport Strategy.)
Three inter-related projects are being developed collectively by the City of Edinburgh Council to improve the quality of life of those who live, work, and visit Scotland’s capital city, by helping to create safer and more attractive streets and spaces, cleaner air, and improved access for all.
The three projects are:
All three contribute towards the developing 2050 Edinburgh City Vision, by improving mobility, and creating better places.
To help shape the development of the three projects we kindly request your attendance at a stakeholder workshop, being held to better understand issues associated with transport, mobility, and placemaking across our city, as well as identifying opportunities for improvement. Such stakeholder feedback will inform the development of proposals to be consulted on across the city later in the year.
By the end of Monday 30 April, please register your interest to attend one of the following workshops at the City Chambers (European Room – High Street, Edinburgh), by emailing email@example.com with
- your name
- your contact details
- your organisation (where relevant), and
- your workshop preference:
- Wed. 9 May 18:00-20:00, or
- Thu. 10 May 09:30-11:30.
Thank you in advance for your time and anticipated assistance, and we look forward to hearing from you.
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