Please note that these are draft minutes, and so do not represent LCCC’s agreed positions etc. If there are any queries, please contact LCCC. Due to various connectivity issues, this draft was not approved at the October meeting.
Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Leith Community Education Centre on Monday 16 September 2019 at 7:30pm
Actions and decisions are red italic. nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision. Continue reading →
Matters Arising from previous minutes (and not included on agenda below)
Community Police Officer’s Report
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)
106 – 162 Leith Walk Edinburgh EH6 5DX (18/04349/CON and 18/04332/FUL)
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
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
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
As I’m sure everyone who came to the Leith Chooses event last Saturday will agree, the event was a great success. Despite the challenging weather conditions, almost all of the groups managed to be there as well as hundreds of Leithers who casted their votes for the projects of their choice.
To have a chance of actually getting this project funding we need your votes! And you can vote until 17 March 5pm.
There are two ways of voting. Either way you will need an access code and password. You can vote if you live or work in Leith, belong to a Leith-based group and/or volunteer in Leith.
From now until 17 March you can pick up cards with the necessary information at the Leith and McDonald Road libraries as well as the Kirkgate Community Centre. Once you have the information, all you need to do is go to the LeithChooses website and click on the Vote Here button.
Look for the ‘Vote Here’ image
You can then cast 4 votes in each of the three categories. Our project is in the Large Grant category. You must cast all 12 votes to complete the process.
You can also request a code and password online by emailing your full name, address AND postcode to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you belong to a group, mention the name, address and postcode of that group. From there on the process is the same: once you have the information, all you need to do is go to the LeithChooses website and click on the Vote Here button, cast 4 votes in each of the three categories and don’t forget to vote for our project in the Large Grant category. You must cast all 12 votes to complete the process.