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
(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.
Administrative Officer and Doors Open Days Coordinator – Edinburgh & East Lothian
Trunk’s Close, 55 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR
0131 557 8686
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
Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 15 April 2019 at 7:00pm
Actions and decisions are red italics. nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision. Continue reading
(LCCC’s minutes secretary apologises for the late publication of these approved minutes. He was unable to attend the April meeting, and so his normal cycle was interrupted. However, there is no difference in content (apart from correcting a few punctuation errors) between the record below and the draft March minutes published here: https://leithccc.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/2019_03_18-draft-v1.pdf.)
Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 18 March 2019 at 7:00pm Continue reading