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Leith Central Community Council provides a forum for local people to engage with and work for their local community. The meetings are on the third Monday of every month and these meetings are public, so you are very welcome to attend and engage with what is happening in your local area.

The next meeting will be held on
Monday 16 September 2019
7.00pm
Leith Community Education Centre (cafe).

Further meetings are likely to be on Mondays (time TBC):

  • 2019: 21 October, 18 November 2019
  • 2020: 20 January, 17 February, 16 March, 20 April, 18 May (including AGM), 15 June

LCCC September 2019 meeting agenda

Monday, 16 September 2019 at 7pm
Leith Community Centre, 12a Newkirkgate
McDonald Road Library, Nelson Hall

  1. Welcome, introductions, attendance, apologies
    1. to note: declarations of interest in any items on the agenda
    2. to agree: order of business

  2. Approval of Minutes of 19 August 2019 meeting

  3. Matters Arising from previous minutes (and not included on agenda below)

  4. Community Police Officer’s Report

  5. Pre-application presentation and Q&A: Ross Manson (Manson Architects + Planners)
    Demolition of the existing warehouse and office building. Construction of general market flatted dwellings, affordable flatted dwellings and student accommodation. 48-50 Iona Street EH6 8SW (Iona Street (Edinburgh) Ltd & Walker Timber Ltd 19/03802/PAN)
  6. Planning
    1. 106 – 162 Leith Walk Edinburgh EH6 5DX (18/04349/CON and 18/04332/FUL)
      1. to note: that the owner of 106-162 Leith Walk, Drum (Steads Place) Ltd, is not extending or rolling forward leases for the retail premises while their planning appeal is pending, resulting in a whole city block left unused and boarded up
      2. to note: that this will be detrimental to the amenity and safety of this section of Leith Walk and is unlikely to strengthen the credibility of the developer’s claim that their proposal is in the interest of the local community
    2. to note: exhibition 18 September (3.30 – 7.30pm) at McDonald Road Library on 19/03433/PAN | Residential development of up to 63 apartments, associated infrastructure and landscaping. | 14 Ashley Place Edinburgh EH6 5PX
    3. to note: status of current planning applications (SEP19)
    4. 2030 City Plan and strategic planning issues
      1. to note: community master-planning and co-design event (Saturday21 September 2019, 11-3pm) Leith Proposals: Leith Central Community Council
      2. to note: September Civic Forum and CEC’s commercial needs studies
    5. to note: any other Planning matters relevant to LCCC area
  7. Transport & Clean Streets
    1. to note: Community Councils Together on Tram (CCTT): update
    2. to note: progress of Extending Parking Controls to LCCC area in multiple phases
    3. to note: update on Rossie Place TRO/19/27 Parking Restrictions
    4. to note: any other Transport & Clean Street matters relevant to LCCC area
  8. Parks & Green Spaces
    1. to note: update on draft masterplan plan (and timeline) for Coalie Park
    2. to note: Friends of Pilrig Park report
    3. to note: other Park Friend’s reports
  9. Licensing

  10. LCCC Governance and Office Bearers’ reports
    1. Community Council elections
      1. to note: election briefing, including critical dates
      2. to note: nominations for individual Community Councillors and representatives from recognised (registered) local interest groups
      3. to note: status of October and November LCCC meetings
      4. to note: update on publicising Community Council election
    2. to note: update on issues around availability of McDonald Rd Library for LCCC meetings and accommodation subsidy for CCs
    3. to note: Treasurer’s Report
    4. to note: reports from other Office Bearers
    5. to note: Comms Group Report
    6. to note: report from partnership/locality meetings
  11. Open Forum[1]

  12. AOCB[2]

  13. Bulletin[3]
    Edinburgh father and son forced to create DIY ‘flume’ as stinking waste leaks from short-term let above (EN, 30-08-19)
  14. Future Meetings (usually 3rd Monday of the month) and meeting topics/presentations
    1. to note:
      2019: 21 Oct, 18 Nov, 16 Dec
      2020: 20 Jan, 17 Feb, 16 Mar, 20 Apr, 18 May (incl AGM), 15 Jun
    2. to note: future presentations and charrettes
      1. 21 September: community master-planning and co-design event
      2. tbc October: presentation & Q&A 19/03433/PAN (Ashley Place)
      3. 18 November: Tenements: strengthening the repair & maintenance culture through legislation ( Euan Leitch, director BEFS)
      4. tbc: talk by CEC Archeology Officer and FCA on findings at 70, 72 Newhaven Road (17/01183/FUL)
      5. tbc: 19/00415/PAN (rear of 139 Leith Walk)

[1]this agenda point allows members of the public to raise issues of public interest

[2]this agenda point allows LCCC members to raise issues not covered by the agenda

[3]this is for information only; any discussion to be brought to a future meeting

Care shelter: September 2019 to May 2020

The Bethany Christian Trust arranges a free night shelter offering food and sleeping facilities to people who are homeless

It will be at Meadowbank Church from 23 September–17 October, due to delays in planning permission. BCT is currently uncertain of when the Care Shelter will return to Diadem so please keep an eye out for future posters.

Transport will be provided to the Care Shelter in the evenings from the bus stop going out of town on the Western Approach Road at the Lothian Road end. There will be three pick- ups (unless the Care Shelter is already full):

  • 9pm
  • 9.30pm
  • 11pm (no food will be available at this time)

Please note: there will be no minibus runs back to the city-centre in the mornings whilst at Meadowbank Church.

Evening meals will be provided by local churches from 9.30-10.30pm.

Breakfast is available at 6.30am and people using the service must leave by 7am. Staff members will be on duty each night.

Leith Volunteer Fair #2 in October

Leith Volunteer Fair #2 in October

After the success of the first Volunteer Fair in June, where organisations such as Leither’s Don’t Litter, the YMCA and our Community Council took part in, Leith Community Education Centre are hosting a second one on Thursday 10th October 2019 from 4pm to 7pm.

The volunteer fair is an excellent way to get involved the local community and learn what people and organisations are up to across greater Leith.

East Lothian (London Road) bus consultation

As you may be aware, London Road has several stops for East Coast Buses number 113 to Pencaitland and number 124 to North Berwick, connecting the Leith Central area in Edinburgh to East Lothian.

East Lothian Council are consulting on the viability of these routes and seek feedback from anyone that is uses them, to see if they’re worth continuing.

You can take part at eastlothianconsultations.co.uk

Consultation opens 9th September and closes 20th October 2019

Leith Proposals event coming up

Leith Proposals event coming up

Leith Proposal: What’s good what’s bad and what need to change?

While the planning system can be complex and confusing, it is also vital to how Leith will develop and its future. This is an opportunity to meet with neighbours and colleagues alongside members of the Community Council to explore, identify and prioritise some of the key issues affecting the area.

This is one of a series of events developed by Leith Creative in partnership with the three Leith Community Councils.

Have your say at this community master-planning and design workshop. Tickets are availible here.

McDonald Road Library, Saturday 21 September, 11- 3pm