LHNCC minutes: October 2018

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held at Leith Community Centre on Tuesday 23 October 2018 at 6.30pm

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LHNCC agenda: 27 November 2018

Shore Room, Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate

Tuesday 27 November at 6.30pm

  1. Introductions and apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of previous meeting
  3. Matters arising
  4. Police Report
  5. Reports: Secretary and Treasurer
  6. Councillors’, MSPs’ and MP’s reports
  7. Planning update
    Please see also briefing document circulated separately.
    Details for all local applications are available on LHNCC planning web-page.

    1. 1-5 Baltic Street: 18/07468/PAN
    2. Bath Road (Salamander Street)18/08206/FUL
    3. Great Junction Street: 17/05415/FUL
    4. (Coatfield Lane & Giles Street): 18/08051/FUL
    5. Western Harbour Waterfront: 09/00165/OUT
  8. CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams)
    Please see response to second trams consultation on LHNCC website.
  9. Local events & feedback
    Details available on LHNCC’s Event web-page.

    1. Victoria Primary School Christmas Lights
    2. Leith Chooses Launch – Information circulated
    3. WW1 Commemoration (10/11/18) & Leith Remembrance Service 11/11/18
  10. CEC Consultations
    Please see also CEC consultation hub and LHNCC’s other work web-page.

    1. Planning for Change, Delivering Services 2019-2023, closing date 7/12/19
    2. CEC Proposal for a Transient Visitor Levy/Tourist Tax within the City. closing date10/12/18
    3. Common Good Register, closing date 31/12/18
    4. NE Neighbourhood Partnership: Group exercise to help us understand how people think we should spend and invest in Council Services. Information circulated.
    5. Leith Neighbourhood Partnership Agenda Planning Meeting, 6.00pm, Monday, 3 December 2018, Nelson Hall, McDonald Road Library
  11. AOCB
  12. Date of next meeting: Tuesday 22 January 2019

Community Councils Together on Trams:  response to tram extension consultation 2 (November 2018)

(The following is the text of Community Councils Together on Trams’ repose to the second consultation about the proposed extension of Edinburgh Trams to Newhaven. It was submitted in November 2018.)

Community Councils Together on Trams: response to tram extension consultation 2

Introduction

  1. Community Councils Together on Trams (CCTT), the coalition of the four Community Councils along the proposed route extension, was formed in June 2018 to respond to the proposed tram extension from York Place to Newhaven.
  2. This was accompanied by the publication of CCTT’s Joint Statement which sets out CCTT’s support in principle for the tram extension, but also a number of serious concerns around the on-street design, the impact on the local economy along the proposed tram corridor, the absence of an up-to-date environmental case, and the very tight time frame – from June to December 2018 (when the final decision to go ahead was due be made by CEC) – to address these concerns.
  3. There exists – currently – a most successful eco-system along the proposed tram extension and its hinterland, where a wide variety of businesses and a reasonable public transport system sustain the most densely populated area in Scotland and where the majority of households don’t use a car. This must not be damaged beyond repair during construction or reduced to a sterile transport corridor with an unattractive – or even more polluted – pedestrian environment post construction
  4. Since June, CCTT members have participated in all public events, exhibitions and a number of workshops following the publication of the first designs for the tram extension. In addition, CCTT has held monthly meeting with the Tram Team, working through CCTT’s key concerns.
  5. In the course of these meetings with the Tram Team, CCTT has realised that the Tram Team’s scope is too narrow and does not include many of the ‘supplementary’ projects that CCTT see as essential to helping the existing successful ‘eco-system’ along the route survive – and that are crucial to the successful operation of the tram post-construction. CCTT is aware of a number of good initiatives that are currently being pursued by CEC, but remains concerned that the envisaged timelines – including the horizons of 2030 and 2050 – do not meet the needs of the area post construction (2022). Sufficient progress of these projects (in terms of plans, budgets, timelines) prior to the final decision would be a key factor for CCTT’s support continuing in the run up to the final decision the period of early contractor involvement, and, crucially, during construction.

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Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 1 November 2018

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, held in Leith Community Education Centre on Thursday 01 November at 5:30p Continue reading

LHNCC minutes: September 2018

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held at Leith Community Centre on Tuesday 25 September 2018 at 6.30pm

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Trams Update – 23 October 2018

The following reproduces verbatim a communication from ‘Trams to Newhaven Project Team’ (email newhaven.tram@edinburgh.gov.uk). You might like to read Leith Central CC’s comment on this communication.

Councillors will make the decision on whether or not to proceed with the Trams to Newhaven project in March 2019.

Tenders for the project were received in early September and evaluations are ongoing.

The final stage in this process is to seek best and final offers from the bidders which will then be used to complete the Final Business Case for consideration by elected members.

It is important for the Council to have sufficient time to undertake due diligence and comprehensive evaluation of the final submissions and the Council has therefore decided to take extra time to allow this process to take place.

The Council has undertaken extensive consultation with residents and businesses in Leith and Newhaven to inform the final design of the proposed route and has proposed a £2.4m Support for Business package during the construction period.

You can view the Trams to Newhaven project designs and plans, which have been updated thanks to public feedback from consultation earlier in the summer, until Sunday 11 November on the Council’s Consultation Hub.

LHNCC agenda: 23 October 2018

Shore Room, Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate, Tuesday 23 October at 6.30pm

  1. Introductions, Apologies
  2. Minutes of previous meeting
  3. Matters arising
  4. Police Report
  5. Reports: Secretary and Treasurer – LHNCC membership update
  6. Councillors/MSP/MP Report/s
  7. Planning Update: Details available: LHNCC website planning page
    1. 17/03194/FUL: MV Fingal: Licensing Board Members site visit update
    2. 18/07468/PAN: 5 Baltic Street. Public Consultation – Wed. 31 October, 3.00pm. – 9.00pm (extended from 7.00pm), Malmaison Hotel. Feedback from meeting on 4/10/18 with William Muir from Sundial Properties
    3. 18/08206/FUL: Bath Road (Salamander Street) – Discuss Application circulated 7/20/18
    4. 17/05415/FUL: Great Junction Street – Application approved. Feedback following invitation to visit Architect’s on Thursday 18/10/18 to view changes made.
  8. CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams): Update
  9. Events & feedback: Detail available: LHNCC website events page
    1. Newhaven Tram: Feedback following Public Events relating to Revised Designs (Out of The Blue 2/10/18; Ocean Terminal 13/10/18) Final Event McDonal Road Library, 2.00pm – 7.00pm 22/10/18, last chance to view. Public Consultation ends 28/2018 (query extension?).
    2. Open Meeting Thur. 4th Oct. 2018 Victoria Primary School 7pm – 9pm – feedback
    3. Victoria Primary School Christmas Lights
  10. Other work: Detail available LHNCC other work page
    1. WW1 Commemoration 10/11/18: Wreath ordered for this.
    2. Licensing Consultation – Response on behalf of LHNCC submitted 5/10/18
    3. Leith Neighbourhood Partnership meeting 27/9/18 Feedback
    4. Autumn Newsletter: Reminder visit our website and sign up for our Newsletter
  11. AOCB
  12. Date of next meeting: Tuesday 27 November 2018