LHNCC May 2020 minutes

Notes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council members-only meeting, held via Zoom on Tuesday 26 May 2020 at 7pm Continue reading

LHNCC agenda: June 2020

Given the unusual nature of the circumstances we are in, we are doing our best for the Community Council and also the best in our responsibility to deliver upon our commitment to the community which we serve.

Because LHNCC is currently learning how to conduct meetings online, this will be a members-only ‘discussion’ meeting.

  • LHNCC welcomes public input in advance via the website contact-form at https://lhncc.org.uk/contact-us/.
  • Public input is equally welcome at any time after the meeting.

LHNCC is aware that online meetings exclude those who cannot access them, whatever the reason. However, this is the best it can offer under the current circumstances.

We would also like to thank all the valiant people who are providing essential services across all sectors in our community and beyond.

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of May 2020 meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police Report tbc POLICE SCOTLAND: Reporting hate crime circulated 16/6/20
  6. Report from Councillors
  7. Chair, Secretary andTreasurer reports
  8. Standing reports:
    1. Planning
      1. Stead’s Place/106-162 Leith Walk – report on meeting with Developer
      2. 120 Ferry Road/Industry Lane
      3. Ocean Terminal proposal
      4. CEC updated information on planning changes relating to Coronavirus
      5. Development Construction restarts – Phased (5 phases)
    2. Licensing
    3. Transport
      1. Trams/CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams) – Meeting 28 May
        • Letter Trams to Newhaven project update on construction restart
        • Rare whale bones amongst historical discoveries made in tram project excavations
      2. EBUG (Edinburgh Bus Users’ Group)
      3. TRAFFIC ORDERS – Find out what proposals there are for your area:
    4. Environment
      1. Cladding issues – appeal from FoWLB
    5. Heritage
      1. Buildings at Risk: Update on Victoria And Rennie’s Isle Bridges.
      2. Edinburgh World Heritage Events:
        • In conversation with…politicians – Thursday 4 June 2020
        • How can we build a better city? – Thursday 25 June
      3. Cockburn Association Civic Trust – Meeting 2 June 2020.
        • Doors Open Days 2020 – It is planned to host a virtual DOD event this year
        • What should a post Covid-19 Edinburgh look like?
    6. Community
      1. Leith Chooses – Projects adapt to Covid-19 crisis
  9. EACC – Online meeting Thursday 18 June 2020 – feedback
  10. Neighbourhood Networks
  11. AOCB
  12. Date of next meeting: Tuesday 26 August

Interim arrangements for advertising Traffic and other Orders

Edinburgh Council recently emailed LHNCC about issues relating to the progressing of Traffic (and other) Orders, in particular how it plans to continue to provide that service in light of the ongoing situation with Covid-19. It has also asked for LHNCC’s help in ensuring that, for all forthcoming consultations on such Orders, the Council reaches as wide an audience as possible in these challenging times.

Hence the rest of this post, copied (and adapted slightly to talk to LHNCC’s followers) from the Council’s letter: Also, Edinburgh Council has asked LHNCC to publicise this information-sheet:

Edinburgh Council's information-sheet, which contains the same information at the rest of the post.

Click the graphic to see the full-size PDF in a new tab/window.

As you will undoubtedly be aware, the ongoing situation with Coronavirus continues to have an impact on how Edinburgh Council delivers many of its services. Some of those impacts involve how the Council is able to comply with legislative requirements when it comes to advertising Orders, as well as to (for example) placing documents on deposit at our offices so that they can be viewed by the public.

The Scottish Government, recognising that there would be legislative requirements that related to a range of services provided by Scottish Local Authorities (including Planning, Licensing and traffic orders) recently passed a piece of legislation (The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020) that makes temporary provisions to allow these legal processes to continue. The Act effectively removes any legal requirements that might increase the likelihood of spreading or transmitting coronavirus, whilst encouraging local authorities to adopt alternative methods of imparting important information to interested or affected parties.

The Council’s Policy and Sustainability Committee recently approved a recommendation to adopt temporary measures related to the processing, advertising and making of various types of road-related orders. These temporary measures mean that, until further notice, the Council will not:

  1. Erect street notices for any Traffic Regulation Order (including temporary or experimental orders), Roads (Scotland) Order, Speed Limit Order or Orders processed in accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act;
  2. Place any documents on deposit linked to any of the aforementioned orders at Waverley Court or any other Council building

In place of these measures, all correspondence will direct interested parties to the Council’s website, where the existing pages have been amended to include additional detail of Orders at different stages of the legal process, as well as including details of all TTROs that are currently in effect.

The Council is also looking at additional ways of raising the profile of both our own website and of www.tellmescotland.gov.uk.

Hence the Council has asked LHNCC to place a generic notice on your website or social media pages, highlighting that proposals are still being taken through the different legal processes and encouraging people to register for updates on www.tellmescotland.gov.uk or to visit he Council’s website to see what work is currently ongoing. Community Councils will continue to receive (and publish as normal) correspondence from the Council.

If you have any questions or concerns about traffic orders, please contact Edinburgh Council via trafficorders@edinburgh.gov.uk. LHNCC would also like to hear your concerns. You can either email LHNCC’s secretary at secretary@lhncc.org.uk or use the contact form at https://lhncc.org.uk/contact-us.

LHNCC agenda: May 2020

Given the unusual nature of the circumstances we are in, we are doing our best for the Community Council and also the best in our responsibility to deliver upon our commitment to the community which we serve.

Because LHNCC is currently learning how to conduct meetings online, this will be a members-only ‘discussion’ meeting.

  • LHNCC welcomes public input in advance via the website contact-form at https://lhncc.org.uk/contact-us/.
  • Public input is equally welcome at any time after the meeting.

LHNCC is aware that online meetings exclude those who cannot access them, whatever the reason. However, this is the best it can offer under the current circumstances.

We would also like to thank all the valiant people who are providing essential services across all sectors in our community and beyond.

Agenda: Tuesday 26 May, 7pm

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Notes of April 2020 meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police Report tbc
  6. Reports from Councillors and elected representatives
  7. Chair, Secretary, Treasurer reports
  8. Standing reports
    1. Planning
      1. 106-162 Leith Walk/Stead’s Place (20/01447/PAN)
      2. 57 Tower Street/5 Bath Road (20/01313/FUL)
    2. Licensing
    3. Transport
      1. Trams/CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams) – next Meeting 28 May
      2. EBUG (Edinburgh Bus Users’ Group) – CEC traffic measures: Creating Safe space for walking and cycling
    4. Environment
    5. Heritage
      1. Edinburgh World Heritage in Conservation (virtual) – discussion ‘Is Edinburgh’s architecture at the dawn of a ‘New Golden Age’? (7 May 2020). Tbc Next meeting with Politicians and CEC leader.
    6. Community
      1. Coronavirus
      2. Heart of Newhaven
    7. Communications
      1. Newsletter
  9. Neighbourhood Networks
  10. AOCB
  11. Date of next meeting/AGM: Tuesday 23 June tbc

Zoom meeting guide

  • Many of you will be familiar with Zoom – but if not I hope this will help. Any queries please do ask beforehand.
  • During the meeting your audio and video will be turned off. If you have any technical difficulties, please use the ‘chat’ function.
  • We shall answer questions at the end of each item and will have an AOB session at the end of the meeting.
  • To ask a question on an agenda item, please type your question into the ‘chat’ function. Questions will be selected by the chair and you will have your audio and video switched on by the host.
  • If you wish to add to a point made in the question and answer session at the end, please click ‘participants’ and raise your hand. If selected, we will activate your audio.

LHNCC agenda: April 2020

Given the unusual nature of the circumstances we are in, we are doing our best for the Community Council and also the best in our responsibility to deliver upon our commitment to the community which we serve.

Because LHNCC is currently learning how to conduct meetings online, this will be a members-only ‘discussion’ meeting.

  • LHNCC welcomes public input in advance via the website contact-form at https://lhncc.org.uk/contact-us/.
  • Public input is equally welcome at any time after the meeting.

LHNCC is aware that online meetings exclude those who cannot access them, whatever the reason. However, this is the best it can offer under the current circumstances.

We would also like to thank all the valiant people who are providing essential services across all sectors in our community and beyond.

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of February 2020 meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police Report tbc
  6. Report from Councillors
  7. Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and tbc Vice Chair reports
  8. Standing reports
    1. Planning
      1. 20/01447/PAN (SCHEME): 106 – 162 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5DX
      2. 20/01313/FUL: 57 Tower Street – 1 Bath Road, Edinburgh EH6 8BB
      3. Letter in response to CEC circular reporting on changes relating to Coronavirus
      4. Feedback from Cockburn Society Civic Trust meeting
      5. Scottish Government letter from Chief Planner – circulated to members
    2. Licensing
    3. Transport
      1. Trams/CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams) – tbc Meeting 30 April
      2. EBUG (Edinburgh Bus Users’ Group) – Tbc Meeting with Lothian Buses 30th April
    4. Environment
    5.  Heritage
      1. Update on Steel Shed
    6.  Community
      1. Coronavirus
      2. Leith Festival Gala Day – Saturday 30 May 2020 tbc
  9. Choices for City Plan 2030 and City Mobilty Plan consultations – closing date extended to 30 April 2020
  10. Neighbourhood Networks
  11. AOCB

LHNCC February 2020 minutes

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council meeting, held at the Leith Community Education Centre on Tuesday 25 February 2020 at 7pm Continue reading

LHNCC agenda: January 2020

  1. Introduction, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of November 2019 meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police report
  6. Councillors’, MSP’s and MP’s reports
  7. Chair, secretary, treasurer and vice-chair reports
  8. Standing reports
    1. Planning
      1. Presentation from William Muir (Sundial Properties) and Q&A
        1-5 Baltic St and 7-27 Constitution St
        (See the monthly planning update for details.)
      2. Planning subgroup report
    2. Licensing
    3. Transport
      1. Trams/CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams)
      2. EBUG (Edinburgh Bus Users’ Group)
    4. Environment
    5. Heritage
    6. Community
  9. Edinburgh City Plan 2030 and consultation
  10. Neighbourhood Environment Programme
  11. AOCB
  12. Date of next meeting: Tuesday 25 February 2020 (7pm-9pm)

 

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

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 29 November 2018

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, held in Leith Community Education Centre on Thursday 29 November at 5:30pm

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

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