City Plan 2030 – NE of Edinburgh Community Workshop –  Monday 24 September 2018

(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.

LHNCC minutes: May 2018

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

Industry Lane: LHNCC’s letter to CEC

(This letter was sent to CEC’s Chief Planning Officer and the relevant Case Officer on 29 May 2018)

David Leslie
Chief Planning Officer, PLACE,
Waverley Court,
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.

Applicant: Murascot.Ltd
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

Transport, Mobility and Placemaking workshops

(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 spatial.policy@edinburgh.gov.uk 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.

Kind regards
Spatial Policy Team | Place Directorate | The City of Edinburgh Council | G3 Waverley Court | 4 East Market Street | Edinburgh | EH8 8BG | spatial.policy@edinburgh.gov.uk

Tram plans

These were downloaded from http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/tramstonewhaven and are presumably © their creators and/or Edinburgh Council.

Landscape proposals

Traffic management proposals

  1. Phase_1___Albert_Street___Elm_Row
  2. Phase_1___Constitution_Street___Queen_Charlottle_Street
  3. Phase_1___Constitution_Street___Steads_Place
  4. Phase_1___Newhaven___North_Leith_Sands
  5. Phase_1___North_Leith_Sands_to_Ocean_Terminal_Southside
  6. Phase_1___Ocean_Terminal_Southside
  7. Phase_1___Ocean_Terminal
  8. Phase_1___Steads_Place___Albert_Street
  9. Phase_2___Foot_of_the_Walk_to_Manderston_Street
  10. Phase_2___Ocean_Drive___Tower_Place
  11. Phase_2___Ocean_Terminal___Ocean_Drive
  12. Phase_2___Picardy_Place___Union_Street
  13. Phase_2A___Queen_Charlottle_Street___Coatfield_Lane
  14. Phase_2B___Stevedore_Place___Constitution_Street
  15. Phase_2C___Tower_Place___Stevedore_Place
  16. Phase_2D___Stevedore_Place___Ocean_Way
  17. Phase_2E___Ocean_Way
  18. Phase_3___Union_Street___London_Road
  19. Phase_4___York_Place___Picardy_Place

Traffic regulation orders

  1. 1._Newhaven___North_Leith_Sands
  2. 2._North_Leith_Sands___Portland_Gardens
  3. 3._PortlandGardens___Ocean_Terminal
  4. 4._Ocean_Terminal___Ocean_Drive
  5. 5._Ocean_Drive___Tower_Place
  6. 6._Tower_Place___Tower_Street
  7. 7._Tower_Street___Queen_Charlotte_Street
  8. 8._Queen_Charlotte_Street___Foot_of_the_Walk
  9. 9._Foot_of_the_Walk___Steads_Place
  10. 10._Steads_Place___Pilrig_Street
  11. 11._Pilrig_Street___Middlefield
  12. 12._Middlefield___McDonald_Road
  13. 13._McDonald_Road___Gayfield_Square
  14. 14._Gayfield_Square___Picardy_Place
  15. A._Island_Tram_Stop
  16. B._Foot_of_the_Walk_Tram_Stop
  17. C._Newhaven_Tram_Stop