LCCC April 2019 meeting agenda

Monday, 15 April 2019 at 7pm
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
      3. to agree: co-option of new Community Council member Ian Mowat
  2. Approval of Minutes of 18 March 2019 meeting
  3. Matters Arising from previous minutes (and not on agenda below)
  4. Community Police Officer’s Report
  5. Planning
    1. City Plan 2030
      1. to note: LCCC’s submission Local Development Plan Process: City Plan 2030 impact on LCCC area – “expanded statement of our thinking”
      2. to agree:to progress this through a local plan charette in August/September facilitated Duncan Bremner, Citizen Curator (proposal)
    2. to note: status of current planning applications (to 13-04-19)
    3. 19/00415/PAN (rear of 139 Leith Walk)
      1. to note: PAC events on 22 and 23 April at McDonald Road Library have been postponed for 3-4 weeks (Ross Manson 10-04-19) and that the formal submission of a detailed planning application is programmed for Autumn this year. (Ross Manson 22-03-19)
      2. to agree: pre-application consultation with LCCC in June in the preferred format (charrette) and date (as part of 17 June CC meeting)
    4. to note: any other Planning matters relevant to LCCC area
  6. Parks & Green Spaces
    1. to note: Friends of Pilrig Park report
    2. to note: update on Water of Leith walkway
    3. to note: update on Powderhall Green Corridor
  7. Transport & Clean Streets
    1. Tram Extension to Newhaven
      1. to note: CEC decision to go ahead with tram extension and key dates
      2. to agree: during the Early Contractor Involvement period (to October 2019) to continue to pursue LCCC interests through the coalition of CCs (CCTT)
    2. to note: CEC’s agreement to close Leith Street for 20 days in May as reported in Broughton Spurtle
    3. to note: any other Transport & Clean Street matters relevant to LCCC area
  8. LCCC Governance and Office Bearers’ Reports
    1. to agree: to nominate a new Treasurer (to be appointed formally at the AGM) to allow handover preparations to get underway
    2. to note: Comms Group Report
    3. to note:Treasurer’s Report
    4. Licensing Report
      1. to note: Consultation on Draft Revised Guidance for Licensing Boards (closes 11-06-19)
    5. to note: reports from other Office Bearers
      1. organisation of Leith Gala 8 June
    6. to note: forthcoming CC elections (in October)
Event Day
Notice of Election (start of nomination period) -52
Close of Nominations (forms to Returning Officer) -31 4pm
Withdrawal of Nominations -31 4pm
Candidates’ personal statements -21
Notice of Poll (if required) -21
Polling Day 0
    1. to agree: practicalities of promoting CC elections through Comms Group (posters, leaflets) and potential collaborative promotion with neighbouring community councils
    2. to agree: AGM (20 May 2019) – speaker (TBC), agenda, practicalities
    3. to note: review of membership of LCCC committees and working groups
(1) Communication Group: Jack Caldwell, Sheila Kennedy, Bruce Ryan
(2) Licensing: Sheila Kennedy
(3) Parking working group: Charlotte Encombe, Sheila Kennedy, Julian Siann
(4) Parks & Green Spaces Committee: Charlotte Encombe, Nick Gardner
(5) Planning Committee: Clara Boeker, Nick Gardner, Lorraine Moore, Damien Sefton, Julian Siann, Harald Tobermann
(6) Transport and clean streets Committee: Harald Tobermann, Sheila Kennedy, Clara Boeker
(7) Clean streets subcommittee: Sheila Kennedy, John Wilkinson
    1. to note: draft protocol for LCCC agendas for adoption at AGM
  1. Bulletin
    1. Waverley Station Masterplan consultation to 26 April 2019 (Network Rail)
    2. Place-Age: Leith Neighbourhood Exhibition 22-26 April 2019
  2. Open Forum
  3. AOCB
  4. Future Meetings (usually 3rd Monday of the month) and meeting topics/presentations
    1. Dates 2019: 20 May (AGM), 17 June
    2. to note: potential future presentations
    3. Briefing by Euan Leitch, BEFS on upcoming Tenement Maintenance legislation and related matters – date TBC

Research participants wanted!

Frances Ryan, a researcher at Edinburgh Napier University’s Centre for Social Informatics, is looking for participants for a research project that investigates how people help or support older adults to use social media accounts.

If you assist an older adult or a person with dementia to use their own social media accounts, and would like to take part in this research, please contact Frances at f.ryan@napier.ac.uk. Participants will be asked to keep a diary related to the activities they undertake on behalf of the other person for two weeks, followed by an interview which can be conducted in person or via phone or video call. (Participants do not need to be carers, but they should play a role in helping with social media accounts.)

You can read more about Frances’ research here (http://www.francesryanphd.com/2019/02/study-participants-wanted) or contact Frances at f.ryan@napier.ac.uk.

LCCC March 2019 meeting agenda

Meeting of Leith Central Community Council
Monday, 18 March 2019 at 7pm
McDonald Road Library, Nelson Hall

  1. Welcome, introductions, attendance, apologies, declarations of interest, order of business
    1. to agree: co-option of new Community Council member Pierre Forissier
  2. Approval of Minutes of 18 February 2019 meeting
  3. Matters arising from previous minutes (and not on agenda below)
  4. Community Police Officer’s Report
  5. City Plan 2030
    1. briefing by CEC Local Plan Team (Lynne McMenemy, Naomi Sandilands) and Q&A
      1. to note: role of and importance of Local Development Plan and outline timetable for City Plan 2030
      2. to note: area statistics
    2. discussion of LCCC priorities and focus for the Local Development Plan
      1. to note: local sites with potential for further change and development
      2. to note: scope for new or improved planning policies and guidelines relevant to LCCC area
  6. Planning
    1. to note: changes to the Council’s Scheme of Delegation and Community Council’s Statutory Consultee status
    2. to note: report from Edinburgh Civic Forum 5 March 2019 (Civic Forum agenda)
    3. to note: status of current planning applications March 2019
    4. to note: Stead’s Place updates
      1. correspondence from Fyfe Hyland (Drum Group) in response to Save Leith Walk’s ‘Open The Shops’ campaign
      2. correspondence with UoE
      3. LCCC request to Planning Convenor (and ward councillors)
    5. to note: proposed new date for pre-application consultation on 19/00415/PAN (rear of 139 Leith Walk) and request for charrette-type workshop
  7. Parks & Green Spaces
    1. to note: Friends of Pilrig Park report
    2. to note: update on Water of Leith walkway
    3. to note: update on proposals to improve local green spaces in collaboration with Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust and neighbouring community councils
  8. Transport & Clean Streets
    1. Tram Extension Project
      1. to note: deputation by LCCC and Community Councils Together on Trams (CCTT) to Transport & Environment Committee 28-02-19 (briefing)
      2. to note: CCTT joint statement issued prior to Full Council Meeting 14-03-19
      3. to note: next steps, impact on LCCC area of construction
    2. to note: Strategic Review of Parking – Results of Area 1 Review
  9. LCCC Governance and Office Bearers’ Reports
    1. Governance issues
      1. to note: Review of Scheme for Community Councils
      2. to agree: review of membership of LCCC committees and working groups
      3. to note: proposed protocol for LCCC agendas
      4. to note: community council elections in October and possibility of collaborative promotion with neighbouring community councils
    2. to note: Comms Group Report
    3. to note: Treasurer’s Report
      1. to agree: proposed projector spending and storage arrangements
    4. to note: reports from other Office Bearers
  10. Bulletin
  11. Open Forum
  12. AOCB
  13. Future Meetings (usually 3rd Monday of the month) and meeting topics/presentations
    1. Dates 2019: 15 April, 20 May (AGM), 17 June
    2. to note potential future presentations
      1. PAC (charette-style) on 19/00415/PAN (rear of 139 Leith Walk) – date TBC
      2. Briefing on upcoming Tenement Maintenance legislation – date and speaker TBC

Local development plan explained!

Edinburgh Council’s CityPlan team will explain the local development plan process, and introduce what they see as the key (local) issues. This will be at LCCC’s March meeting: Monday 18 March at 7pm at McDonald Road library. The presentation will be followed by 10-15 minutes of questions and answers.

This is important because LCCC’s area is amongst the most densely populated ones in Scotland, with substantial brownfield plots and other developments opportunities (and parallel infrastructure pressures). Hence day to day planning issues are often at the top of LCCC’s agenda.