Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 25 February 2021

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting
(Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 25 February 2021 at 5:30pm Continue reading

LHNCC agenda and Eventbrite link: March 2021

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  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of February 2021 meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police Report tbc
  6. Councillor/MSP/MP reports
  7. Chair, Secretary and Treasurer reports
  8. Standing reports:
    1. Planning
      1. Rennie’s Isle Development (presentation and discussion on the planning application from Robert Evans, Director, Ryden Planning for VRS Ltd c/o Union Property Services, and team members
      2. Albert Dock update (JM)
      3. Salamander St/Bath Rd (JM)
      4. Seafield Project update (NT)
    2. Licensing
    3. Transport
      1. Trams/Community Councils Together on Trams (JM)
      2. Edinburgh Bus User’s Group (JM)
    4. Environment
      1. Coalie Park Conversations consultation (DG/ED)
      2. PAS & Zero Waste Scotland, Circular Economy and Planning System event (JM)
    5. Heritage
      1. Heart of Newhaven Community Project (JM)
    6. Community
      1. Edinburgh Civic Forum – Update (JM)
      2. North East Community Planning Partnership (DT)
      3. Edinburgh Partnerships Reforms – EACC (JM)
      4. Community Council Planning Training Workshop (JM)
  9. Resident issues
    1. Parking restrictions in Tower Street
    2. Overflowing bins The Shore and Commercial Wharf
    3. Abandoned vehicles
  10. Leith Connections consultation and next steps (JM)
  11. AOCB
  12. Date of next meeting – Tuesday 27 April 2021

 

Links for further information on Agenda item (8) Standing Reports

 

 

 

 

Strategic Transport Project Review 2

The Scottish Government has emailed about the latest progress on the Strategic Transport Project Review 2 (STPR2) and the opportunities for providing feedback on the latest STPR2 documents.

On 3 February 2021, the Scottish Government published the STPR2: Update and Phase 1 Recommendations report along with the associated impact assessment reports, which can be accessed HERE. These are the first STPR2 recommendations for transport investment. These recommendations focus on transport projects or interventions that significantly contribute to STPR2 objectives, align well with NTS2 priorities, and can be progressed or delivered within the current spending period and will help support a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alongside this, the Scottish Government published an updated National Case for Change which contains the options that will be taken forward for further appraisal in Phase 2 of STPR2 as well as an Appendix on COVID-19. Updated Case for Change reports have also been published for STPR2 regions. These reports can be accessed HERE.

The Scottish Government invites feedback on the STPR2 Update and Phase 1 Recommendation Report and the STPR2 options and COVID -19 scenarios. Linked comment forms are provided on the Transport Scotland STPR2 webpages. The comment forms will be available until midnight on 31 March and can be accessed HERE.

The Transport Scotland website pages have also been updated to include STPR2 frequently asked questions and a link to a new dedicated STPR2 Project Page, incorporating interactive Story Maps summarising the regional and national Case for Change reports.

Regards,
STPR2 Team
STPR2@transport.gov.scot

Bus diversions and changes

Leith Walk bus diversions

Detail here: https://www.lothianbuses.com/news/2020/06/network-changes-announced-for-next-stage-of-trams-to-newhaven-project

Lothian has announced changes to its network as work is set to begin on Leith Walk for the next stage of the Trams to Newhaven project.

The Leith Walk corridor will see significant traffic management put in place from Saturday 20 June 2020, resulting in diversions to all bus services in this area. The main daytime services affected include the 7, 11, 14, 16, 22, 25 and 49, which will follow different routes on journeys towards Leith.

Services 7, 14, 16, 22, 25 and 49 towards Leith will be diverted via London Road and Easter Road. Citybound journeys will continue to serve their normal route up Leith Walk.

Service 11 towards Ocean Terminal will be diverted via Annandale Street, Bellevue Road, McDonald Road and Broughton Road. Citybound journeys will continue to serve their normal route on Pilrig Street and Leith Walk.

Service changes from 21 June

Detail here: https://www.lothianbuses.com/news/2020/06/service-changes-from-21-june

Lothian Buses will introduce an update to its critical services network from Sunday 21 June to help keep key workers across Edinburgh and the Lothians moving during this time.

Tram construction works in Leith will also start on 20th June, meaning that our services will be unable to serve Leith Walk northbound. Services 7, 14, 16, 22, 25, 49 will be diverted via London Road and Easter Road, heading north only and Service 11 will be diverted via Annandale Street, Bellevue Road, Mcdonald Road and Broughton Road on journeys to Ocean Terminal.

LHNCC November 2020 minutes

MInutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Tuesday 24 November 2020 at 7:00pm Continue reading

LHNCC agenda and Eventbrite link: February 2021

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  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of January 2021 meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police Report
  6. Councillor/MSP/MP reports
  7. Chair, Secretary and Treasurer reports
  8. Standing reports
    1. Planning
      1. Albert Dock update
      2. Seafield Project update
      3. Commercial Quay update
    2. Licensing
    3. Transport
      1. Trams/Community Councils Together on Trams
      2. Leith Connections consultation
      3. Edinburgh Bus User’s Group
    4. Environment
      1. Coallie Park Conversations consultation
      2. Tree felling and replanting – Ocean Way
      3. PAS Sustainability event
    5. Heritage
      1. Heart of Newhaven Community Project
      2. Leith Heritage group
      3. Leith Civic Trust (Vision)
    6. Community
      1. £eith Chooses – results
      2. North East Community Planning Partnership
  9. Resident issues
    1. Continued about tram work vibration levels and temporary road works on Constitution St
    2. Lack of attention to streetscaping and peacemaking: The Shore, Coallie Park and Henderson Street schemes
    3. Continued concern about graffiti/dog waste
  10. Ocean Terminal – meetings, notices and community engagement
  11. AOCB
  12. Date of next meeting – Tuesday 23 March 2021

LHNCC September 2020 minutes: ordinary meeting

MInutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held via Zoom on Tuesday 22 September 2020 at 7:30pm

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LHNCC agenda: September 2020 (AGM and ordinary meeting)

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.

This is a public meeting.

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  • 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.

AGM – 7.00pm

  1. Welcome, introductions and apologies
  2. Chairman : Annual Report
  3. Secretary: Annual Report
  4. Treasurer: report: accounts for FY19/20
  5. Office-bearer elections
  6. Date of next AGM: Tuesday 22 June 2021

Reminder

  • AGM was not held in June due to coronavirus.
  • Following city-wide CC elections in October 2019, LHNCC elected the following office-bearers from its refreshed membership. (From the Edinburgh CC scheme, item 6.28: ‘All office-bearers shall be elected for one year but shall be eligible for re-election without limitation of time.’)
    • Chair: Douglas Tharby
    • Vice-chair: Elaine Dick
    • Secretary: Jennifer Marlborough
    • Treasurer: Douglas Tharby
    • Engagement Officer: No election (Cllr McVey advised that this role is not mandatory.)
    • Bruce Ryan was reappointed as non-voting minutes secretary and webmaster (nem con).
  • This should not be read as LHNCC having pre-decided this meeting’s decisions.

 

Ordinary Meeting 7.30pm

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of August 2020 meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police Report (tbc)
  6. Report from Elected Councillors
  7. Chair, Secretary and Treasurer reports
  8. Standing reports:
    1. Planning
      1. Bath Road/Salamander St. PAN Application
      2. Seafield Project – update (NT).
      3. Western Harbour – Update (JM)
    2. Licensing
      1. Update (DT)
    3. Transport
      1. Trams/CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams) (JM)
      2. EBUG (Edinburgh Bus Users’ Group).(JM)
    4.  Environment
      1. OT Discovery Garden update (JM and ED)
    5. Heritage
      1. Leith Heritage Group Meeting – Update on Victoria And Rennie’s Isle Bridges. (JM)
      2. Rennie’s Isle Bridge – Proposal for John Rennie Commemorative plaque (JM)
      3. Heart of Newhaven Community Project – update (JM)
      4. Cockburn Association – Our Unique City.    http://www.cockburnassociation.org.uk/uploads/Our%20Unique%20City%20FINAL%201%20May%202019.pdf
    6. Community
      1. LHNCC – Crown Estate Scotland – Sustainable Communities Fund update (ED)
      2. Edinburgh World Heritage – Edinburgh ‘s Climate Emergency 16/9/20 (JM)
      3. Generations working together (JM)
        https://generationsworkingtogether.org/events/how-can-we-build-an-intergenerational-nation-17-09-2020
      4. Leith Chooses (DG)
  1. Neighbourhood Networks (DT)
  2. AOCB
  3. Date if next meeting – Tuesday 27 October 2020

LHNCC June 2020 minutes

Notes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council members-only regular meeting, held via Zoom on Tuesday 23 June 2020 at 7:30pm Continue reading

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