LCCC May meeting AGM and ordinary meeting agendas

This month’s meeting will consist of firstly the annual general meeting, then the ordinary meeting.

The meeting is at 7pm on Monday 21 May, at McDonald Road Library.

AGM agenda

1. Welcome, introductions, attendance and apologies

2. Approval of the Minutes of the 2017 Annual General Meeting

3. Annual Report: brief review of year

4. Treasurer’s report: accounts for FY17/18 (to be ratified at June meeting following independent ratification)

5. Demit of current office bearers and election of office bearers

a. Treasurer: Nomination/s (Proposer/Seconder), vote if required

b. Secretary: Nomination/s (Proposer/Seconder), vote if required

c. Vice Chair: Nomination/s (Proposer/Seconder), vote if required

d. Chair: Nomination/s (Proposer/Seconder), vote if required

Ordinary meeting agenda

immediately following the AGM

  1. Welcome

a. introductions

b. attendance, apologies

c. declarations of interest

2. Approval of Minutes of 16 April 2018 meeting

3. Matters Arising

from previous minutes and not included in agenda below

4. Community Police Officer’s Report

to note: monthly update (April), including relevant incidents and crimes outwith area or reporting period

5. Presentation and Q&A

Pre-application consultation on ‘proposed demolition of existing buildings and erection of a mixed use development including affordable housing (flats), post graduate student accommodation, hotel (Class 7), restaurant (Class 3), space for potential community (Class 10 & 11), retail (Class 1), public house or commercial uses (Class 2 & 4)’ at 156, 158B, 160, 162 Leith Walk; applicant: Drum (Steads Place) Ltd. (18/01015/PAN)

a. Questions and Comments by Stead’s Place Taskforce

b. Questions and Comments by other Community Councillors

c. Questions and Comments by local residents

6. Transport & Clean Streets

a. Parking Working Group

i. to note: petition on Improving Parking in the Leith Central Area (LCA) at CEC Transport and Environment Committee

ii. to note: next steps and possible timeline

b. to note: update on ‘Leith Programme’ Phase 4 snagging and remediation works

c. Tramline completion York Place to Newhaven

i. to ratify: LCCC tram taskforce consultation submission

ii. to note: the Tram Extension Outline Business Case relies on an environmental impact statement that was prepared for the 2006 Tram Act

iii. to note: update, next steps/options – seeking improvements, support from MSPs, petition, collaboration with other CCs, upcoming tram workshops

iv. to agree: Tram Taskforce to look into a compensation scheme for businesses that are vital to the unique Leith Walk ecosystem

7. Planning

a. to agree: request CEC presentation [10]and/or masterplan on Powderhall Stables

b. to note: status of current planning applications May 2018

c. to note: proposed Street Names (18/00044): Kilpatrick Grove and Bow

d. to note: any other planning matters

8. Parks & Green Spaces

a. Powderhall Green Corridor – connecting Easter Road and Leith Walk to North Edinburgh cycle and path network

i. to note: update on position and role of Transport Scotland, Network Rail, and DB Cargo

ii. to agree: to ask MSPs and CEC to support formal closure of rail line

b. to note: Friends of Pilrig Park report

c. to note: update on other Friends groups

9. LCCC Office Bearers’ Reports

a. to note: activities and plans Communications Group

i. to note: Information Management Guidance in light of new GDPR regulations

b. to note: other office bearers’ reports

10. Councillors’ reports, MSPs’ reports, MP’s report

a. update on NE Locality Committee and LCCC representation

b. update on Leith Neighbourhood Partnership

11. Open Forum[1]

12. Bulletin[2]

a. Old Town Community Council dossier ‘Our Streets‘ (November 2017)

b. Identifying quiet and calm urban outdoor places (Heriot Watt research survey)

13. AOCB[3]

14. Future Meetings

(usually 3rd Monday of the month) and meeting topics/presentations

a. to note: future LCCC meetings to June 2019

i. 2018: 18 June; 20 August; 17 September; 15 October; 19 November

ii. 2019: 21 January; 18 February; 18 March; 15 April; 20 May; 17 June

b. to note: future presentations/discussions

i. TBC special meeting on ESJ impact and progress (late June)

ii. Other topics: Leith Viaduct Project; planning and enforcement issues in Cambridge Avenue; impact of AirBnB on LCCC area; North East Locality Manager; impact of City Deal and Council Business Plan 2017-22 on LCCC area

[1] for residents of LCCC area only
[2] for information only; LCCC members may request discussion of related items at a future meeting
[3] for LCCC members only

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