Monday, 16 March 2020 at 7pm, at the Nelson Hall in McDonald Road Library
1 Welcome, introductions, attendance, apologies
1.a To note: Declarations of interest in any items on the agenda
1.b To agree: Order of business
2 Approval of Minutes of 17 February 2020 meeting
3 Matters arising from previous minutes (and not included on agenda below)
4 Community Police Officer’s Report
5 Transport & Clean Streets
5.a.i to note: February liaison meeting Community Council Together on Trams with Council’s Tram Team
5.a.ii to note: imminent (28 March) end of Enabling Works and start of 15-18 months of Main Works in Leith Walk (London Road to Crown Place): 3-lane closure, communal bins relocation, logistics hubs, bi-directional cycle-path, Balfour Street access changes, area wide bus diversions
– temporary traffic management maps and narrative
– construction phasing overview
– bus diversions overview
5.a.iii to note: 20/00993/PA | Erection of Tram Stop including Tram Stop Shelter, Overhead Line Equipment (OLE), Street Lighting, Hard Landscaping and Assoicated [sic] Infrastructure. | Balfour Street Tram Stop Leith Walk Edinburgh
5.a.iv to note: any issues that have arisen for local residents or businesses that have not been dealt with satisfactorily by the Tram Project Team
5.c to note: progress of Communal Bins Enhancement programme; roll out in LCCC area in Winter 2020
5.d to note: any other Transport & Clean Street matters relevant to LCCC area
6.a to note: status of current planning applications (MAR 2020)
6.b to note: 20/00972/FUL | Demolition of the existing warehouse and ancillary office building and construction of residential (flatted) development including purpose-built student accommodation, general housing and affordable housing, public realm improvements, hard and soft landscaping and associated infrastructure, including vehicular access. | 48 – 50 Iona Street Edinburgh EH6 8S
6.c to note: draft Place Brief prepared for the Leith Walk/Halmyre Street site – NEW consultation closes 3 April
6.d to note: LCCC draft response to ‘Choices for City Plan 2030 (main issues report)
6.e to note: proposal by local residents to extend Leith Walk Conservation Area
6.f to note: any other Planning matters relevant to LCCC area
7 LCCC Governance and Office Bearers’ reports
7.a to note: Treasurer’s report
7.b to note: Engagement Officer’s and Comms Group report
7.c to note: reports from other Office Bearers
7.d to: note: update on LCCC representation on outside bodies
7.d.i to note: items of relevance to LCCC area discussed at Edinburgh Partnership meeting March 2020
8 Parks & Green Spaces
8.a to note: proposed Public Spaces Management Plan (to replace the existing Edinburgh Park Events Manifesto and Public Spaces Protocol – public consultation due soon
8.b to note: Friends of Pilrig Park report
8.b.i to note: proposal to hold ‘families event’ in June 2020
8.c to note: other Park Friend’s reports
10 Open Forum
12.a Campaigners set up own firm in bid to buy Leith Walk’s Stead Place backed by Scottish ministers (EN, 2/3/20)
13 Future Meetings (usually 3rd Monday of the month) and meeting topics/presentations
13.a to note: 2020: 20 Apr, 18 May (incl AGM), 15 Jun
13.b to note: future presentations and charrettes
13.b.i tbc: talk by CEC Archeology Officer and FCA on findings at 70, 72 Newhaven Road (17/01183/FUL)
 this agenda point allows members of the public to raise issues of public interest
 this agenda point allows LCCC members to raise issues not covered by the agenda
 this is for information only; any discussion to be brought to a future meeting
The planning application and design statement (below) for the tram-stop at Balfour St will be raised at the LCCC meeting on Monday 16 March (7pm at McDonald Rd Library).
Click the graphic to see the full PDF.
Minutes of the AGM of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 20 May 2019 at 7:00pm
Actions and decisions are red italic. nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision.
The AGM was chaired Cllr Rob Munn. Continue reading
CEC survey about relaxed grass cutting
The local parks team want help making the right decisions about the amount of the park that is given over to more wild-looking grass with wildflower areas, and where to place it.
Please take a look at the survey (Word document) and forward on your answers and any thoughts to email@example.com.
Any changes would be started in the winter, so that we would see the effects next summer. Continue reading
Edinburgh Council recently consulted on its draft supplementary guidance on ‘Developer Contributions and Infrastructure Delivery’. Here is Leith Central CC’s response:
Developers contribution and infrastructure delivery
Comments by Leith Central Community Council
Whilst the consensus view of the Community Council is that this a welcome document in that it more clearly defines contributions developers are required to make under Section 75, there are a number of aspects which we consider to be disadvantageous to the central Leith area.
These concern provision of health care, educational requirements and contributions to the extension of the tramline along Leith Walk.
LCCC has received the following drawings and information from the developer via Friends of Pilrig Park.
Click the thumbnail images to open full-sized PDFs:
A 02 01 M
Boundary Treatments A09 01
Footpath temporary measures plan
Proposed Signage Location Plan
SK1 Footpath Remedials