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LCCC March 2021 minutes

Minutes of Leith Central Community Council ordinary meeting, held via
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LCCC January 2021 minutes

Meeting highlights

  • death of John Hein, resignation of John Tibbitt, co-option of Lucy Watters
  • Planning: Dryden St area, Bonnington area
  • various governance matters
  • LCCC response to Public Spaces Management Plan
  • Transport & clean streets: spaces for people, tram-works
  • Licensing: various matters

Minutes of Leith Central Community Council ordinary meeting, held via MS Teams, on Monday 18 January 2021 at 7:00pm

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LCCC June 2020 DRAFT minutes

Please click to see the PDF of these draft minutes: 2020_06_15 draft V1

Please note that these are draft – while LCCC’s minutes secretary has tried to ensure they are accurate, they are provided for information only and do not represent LCCC’s decision until ratified (possibly with changes) at a subsequent meeting.

LCCC community planning event notes (final version)

This replaces a post with draft notes, which has now been deleted.


2019_09_21, Nelson Hall, McDonald Rd Library. Notes taken by Bruce Ryan

1 Introduction to the event

Duncan Bremner (DB) of Citizen Curator introduced the event.

Harald Tobermann (HT), vicechair of Leith Central Community Council (LCCC), introduced LCCC’s role in this event. He noted that the event is about the Local Development Plan (LDP), called CityPlan 2030, that is currently in development. The event would also touch on other relevant legislation, such as the Community Empowerment Act, including Asset Transfer. (This enables local communities to request to run publicly-owned assets.)

DB noted that Edinburgh Council (CEC) is due to put CityPlan 2030 out to public consultation towards the end of 2019. Then the final version is due to be published in 2022, and would be in place until 2032. This LDP is the document that developers refer to when planning developments. It also informs many other CEC services and activities, especially land-use.

DB noted that the Scottish Government (SG) has recently passed a Planning Act. Now some secondary legislation is needed to complete it. However, this act enables community organisations to develop local place plans (LPPs), and obliges local authorities to ‘have regard’ to LPPs. This legislation is so far untested.

DB also noted that the Scottish Land Commission is considering land-use, and how communities should be involved in such discussions. Continue reading

Doors Open Days lectures

(adapted from an email from the Cockburn Association)

May I draw your attention to the Cockburn Association Doors Open Days lecture series, which is taking place 23rd – 27th September, with two lectures per day at the French Institute of Scotland, West Parliament Square, EH1 1RF. Advance booking of lectures is via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/cockburn-association-the-edinburgh-civic-trust-4312258981.

The lectures are on a wide range of topics, from Edinburgh’s place in the origins of the Global Conservation movement, to learning about how to maintain your home and manage common repairs in tenements, or the influence of Scots Baronial architecture in the USA. We’re sure there’s something for everyone.

Best wishes,

Lucy Gray

Administrative Officer and Doors Open Days Coordinator – Edinburgh & East Lothian

Trunk’s Close, 55 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR

0131 557 8686

www.cockburnassociation.org.uk