Consultation on updating the planning performance and fee regimes

adapted from an email from the Scottish Government

Recently, the Scottish Government published a consultation on updating the planning performance and fee regimes which will run until 14th February 2020. This was a key action identified in our work programme which was published in September 2019. The consultation reflects Scottish Ministers’ commitment to the principle that any increases to planning fees must be linked to improved performance.

The consultation seeks to move planning fees towards covering the costs of determining applications for planning permission as well as seeking views on what additional services which planning authorities provide should be subject to a fee, the circumstances whereby an authority may reduce or waive a planning fee and the introduction of charges for appealing planning decisions.

https://consult.gov.scot/planning-architecture/planning-performance-and-fees/

LHNCC October minutes

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council meeting, held at the Leith Community Education Centre on Tuesday 22 October 2019 at 7pm

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Transforming Planning in Practice – action under way

(adapted from an email from the Scottish Government)

Having recently published the work programme for our planning reforms, we are now putting it into action.

We have laid four sets of regulations in the Scottish Parliament, to bring various parts of the Act into force.  We’ve published a note explaining what the regulations do, and when they will take effect.

We’ve started discussing with a range of people how early work on Regional Spatial Strategies might shape up and have been raising awareness of the NPF4 engagement that will begin early next year.  You can find out more and keep up with future developments on our blogs.

As outlined in the work programme, preparation of a consultation paper on reviewing the Planning Performance and Fee Regimes is well underway.  To help inform the consultation paper we held a series of workshops with a wide range of stakeholders from 21st to 24th October and a summary of those discussions is due to be published shortly.  Keep an eye out for that and the forthcoming consultation.

We have published our Sustainability Appraisal and proposed work programme on reviewing Permitted Development Rights.  Early priorities include measures to address the global climate emergency, rural economy and digital communications, as well as looking again at Hill Tracks.  We would welcome comments on the prioritisation and the sustainability appraisal by28 January 2020.

If you are on Twitter you can get updates as they happen from @ScotGovPlanning.

How to keep up to date: Follow Scottish Government Planning and Architecture Division

LHNCC agenda: October 2019

LHNCC Meeting, Shore Room, Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate
Tuesday 22 October 2019 at 7pm

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. CC Elections 2019 Election Results. Chair: Councillor Adam Mcvey
    1. Election of office-bearers
    2. Request to nominate Neil Tulloch as co-opted member
  3. Minutes of previous meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police report
  6. Reports: secretary and treasurer
  7. Councillors’, MSP’s and MP’s reports
  8. Planning Update: see also LHNCC planning page
    1. S1 Skyliner (19/02778/FUL) and Forth Ports Western Harbour (19/00986/AMC & 19/01040/AMC) Applications approved 25 September 2019
  9. CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams)
    1. Meeting 26 September feedback – awaiting minutes
    2. Newsletter
  10. Local events & feedback: see also LHNCC ‘other work’ page
    1. Save Leith Walk, Community Buy Out progress meeting, Wednesday 9 October, 7.00pm.- 8.30pm. Feedback
    2. Leith Community Centre, Volunteer Fair: Thursday, 10 October, 4.00pm.–7.00pm. Feedback
    3. CAV Forth – Design Jam: Saturday 12 October, 10.00am.–4pm. Feedback
    4. Leith Community Centre, Free Stuff: Sat 19 & Sun 20 October, 11.00am.–4.00pm.
    5. Leith Conference 26 & 27 October 11-4pm, Norton Park, Norton Park Conference Centre, Leith, Edinburgh EH7
    6. SoSLeith Public Meeting,Wednesday, 30 October, 6.30pm.–9.00pm. Leith Community Centre (Café)
    7. SEStran Bus Quarterly Meeting, Thursday 28 November, 10.00am-1.00pm, Victoria Quay
  11. CEC and Scottish Government Information and consultations: see also LHNCC events and consultations page
    1. The strategic plan for 2019-2022 agreed at the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board in August 2019 Strategic plan 2019-22
    2. Crown Estate Scotland draft 2020-23 Corporate Plan Consultation: https://consult.gov.scot/crown-estate-strategy-unit/2020-23 Closing Date 25/11/2019
    3. CEC: 2020/21 Budget Consultation Closes 30 Nov 2019
    4. 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. Neighbourhood Networks update
  13. AOCB
  14. Date of next meeting: Tuesday 26 November 2019,  7.00pm – 9.00pm

 

 

LHNCC agenda: September 2019

LHNCC Meeting

Shore Room, Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate

Tuesday 24 September 2019 at 7.00pm

  1.  Introductions, apologies
  2. Minutes of Previous Meeting
  3. Matters arising
  4. Police Report
  5. Reports: Secretary and Treasurer
  6. Councillors/MSP/MP Report/s
  7. Planning Update (circulated) (also available on LHNCC planning page)
    48-50 Iona Street: 19/03802/PAN
  8. CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams)
    Meeting 29 August feedback – awaiting minutes.
  9. Local events & feedback – Updates available on LHNCC ‘other work’ page
    1. Diversity in Edinburgh’s Community Councils: Leith Community Centre, Tuesday 17 September, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
    2. Customs House Consultation event: Wednesday 18 September, 5.00pm – 7.30pm
    3. Leith Proposals: LCCC , Leith Proposals:What’s good what’s bad and what need to change? McDonald Road Library, Saturday 21 September 11.00am – 3.00pm
    4. Cockburn Association, Open Doors: Sat 28 & Sun 29 September
    5. Leith Community Centre, Volunteer Fair: Thursday, 10 October, 4.00pm – 7.00pm
    6. Leith Community Centre, Free Stuff: Sat 19 & Sun 20 October, 11.00am – 4.00pm
    7. Leith Conference 26 – 27 October 11-4pm, Norton Park, Norton Park Conference Centre, Leith, Edinburgh EH7
  10. CEC and Scottish Government Information and consultations
    detail available on LHNCC events page

    1. CEC: The strategic plan for 2019-2022 agreed at the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board in August 2019 Strategic plan 2019-22 (PDF)
    2. Scottish Government: https://www.transport.gov.scot/consultations. This consultation is on the new draft National Transport Strategy (NTS) for Scotland, which aims to set out a compelling vision for the future of transport for the next 20 years. Closes 23/10/19
    3. Crown Estate Scotland draft 2020-23 Corporate Plan Consultation: https://consult.gov.scot/crown-estate-strategy-unit/2020-23 Closing Date 25/11/2019
    4. City Plan 2030: Choices for City Plan consultation runs 9 December 2019 to 28 February 2020. Public promotion: Saturday 18 January 2029, Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, 11am to 3pm
    5. CEC – CPZ extension proposals
    6. City of Edinburgh Council Planning Performance Framework 2018 – 2019
    7. CEC SUSTRANS /– Active Travel: Consultation Secure Cycle Parking in Edinburgh – SNAP survey
  11. CEC Edinburgh Partnership Report
    Neighbourhood Networks update
  12. CC Elections 2019 – closing date for nominations 30/9/19
    Joint event with LLCC to promote. Leith Community Centre, Wednesday 25 September, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
  13. AOCB
  14. Date of next meeting:
    Tuesday 22 October 2019 – new time 7.00pm – 9.00pm