The City of Edinburgh Council is developing a project to create a safer and more comfortable street environment for walking, cycling, wheeling and spending time in the local streets and outdoor spaces of Leith. To achieve this, it is looking to develop a Low Traffic Neighbourhood in the area.
The council plans to carry out an initial community engagement with residents from 8th – 28th February 2021 to gather information and inform the scope of the project. Further engagement is planned throughout the year prior to implementation in winter 2021, with Council Committee approval at key stages.
In order to best represent the community views in the area and provide local knowledge and input to project, the council proposes forming a Community Reference Group (CRG).
It is proposed this group is made up of representatives from local organisations and established groups who will meet at key stages of the project to provide feedback and help share information with the community.
Whilst the group will be a touchstone for local feedback and views, it will not supersede the views of residents expressed during the consultation surveys. It is simply an additional way for the project team to create dialogue with the local community.
The council has contacted the following, and possibly other relevant organisations, to seek advice on what local interest groups and organisations should be invited to join the CRG:
The council has also asked which other organisations it should contact.
The council would propose to convene an online meeting with the CRG during the initial engagement period in February and then follow-up at key stages in the project.
Further details should be available from
Anna McRobbie BSc (Hons)
M: 07384 543887
MInutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Tuesday 24 November 2020 at 7:00pm Continue reading
Notes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council members-only meeting, held via Zoom on Tuesday 28 April 2020 at 7pm
Actions and decisions are red italic. Nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against an item.
1 Introductions, apologies for absence, CEC requirements for online CC meetings
||Cllr Adam MacVey
||Representing Ben Macpherson MSP
||Deidre Brock MP
||Edinburgh North and Leith
||Cllr Chas Booth
||Cllr Gordon Munro
Port of Leith Housing Association has a new fund for local community and voluntary sector organisations. It has made £50,000 available for local organisations to support their responses to COVID-19.
Please click to download the guidance and a short application form.
The association aims to make decision on applications once per week and payment should follow quickly.
The association has tried to keep any restrictions and administration to a minimum. If any organisation wants to apply for funds that they think sit outside this funding, they can call Anita Aggarwal to discuss it on 07825 971 742.
Anita Aggarwal (she/her)
Community Support Co-ordinator
Port of Leith Housing Association
108 Constitution Street
Edinburgh, EH6 6AZ
0131 202 4403
07825 971 742
Shore Room, Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate
Tuesday 27 November at 6.30pm
1 Introductions, apologies
2 Minutes of Previous Meeting
3 Matters arising
4 Police report
5 Forth Ports project team presentation: Western Harbour revised design
6 Reports: Secretary and Treasurer
7 Councillors/MSP/MP Report/s
8 Planning Update
detail available on LHNCC planning pages
8.a CW properties: 139 Leith Walk 19/00415/PAN
Public Consultation: McDonald Road Library, Monday 22 April 2019 and Tuesday 23 April 2019 (both 14:30 to 19:00)
8.b Cala: Waterfront Plaza (affordable block F) 16/03684/FUL
Building to start June/July 2019
Public consultation: Ocean Terminal, Wednesday 27 February (12:00 to 19:00)
8.d POLHA: 2 Ocean Drive 14/05127/FUL
Building to commence April 2019
9 CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams)
- Publication of Final Business Case (FBC) 22 February 2019. CCTT considering a joint statement relating to issues that have not been fully resolved.
- Chris Day (EBUG) and Jennifer Marlborough met with Darren Wraight (Tram Team) to discuss bus stops/shelters and cycle lane provision on Leith Walk.
10 Local events & feedback
detail available on LHNCC ‘other work’ page
10.a Heart of Newhaven (formerly Newhaven Project)
steering group meeting to decide way forward 19/2/2019
10.b LeithChooses voting: feedback
10.c Save Leith Walk
- CEC hearing – application refused. LHNCC presentation available on website
- Meeting to discuss next steps and the possibility of some kind of Leith umbrella organisation/development trust: Newkirkgate 13/3/19 (time TBC)
11 CEC and Scottish Government consultations
detail available on LHNCC events page
11.a CEC community council scheme
closes 22/4/19: https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/ce/edinburgh-community-council-scheme-review
11.b Scottish Government consultation on fireworks
closes 13/5/19: https://consult.gov.scot/safer-communities/fireworks
11.c SEStrans bus stakeholders congress
Victoria Quay 8/2/19
12.a Revive proposal regarding LRT route 21 via Western General Hospital
13 Date of next meeting
Tuesday 26 March 2019