Calling all local groups and organisations!

Want to ensure your voice is heard by Edinburgh Councillors, MSPs and MPs? Want to join the best hyperlocal-democratic body in Leith Central’s area? Then nominate a representative to Leith Central Community Council.

Up to 8 local organisations can be represented on Leith Central CC. Read on for how it’s done!

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North East Locality Improvement Plan

(adapted from an email from Loraine Duckworth, Partnership Development Officer)

Work is now well underway in shaping the new 2017 – 2022 Locality Improvement Plan for North East Edinburgh and it’s important that you can tell us what you think needs to happen in the next 5 years. We are focussing on the themes of place; health & wellbeing; community safety; children, young people and families; and employment. Some of you might have been involved already but you might have something else you wish to add to the process.

Locality Improvement Plans are to be established in each locality across the city which will help identify where key partners need to prioritise service and invest in joint resources to make a positive difference to communities. With the new North East Locality encompassing Craigentinny & Duddingston, Leith and Portobello & Craigmillar, it is clear that service needs will be very different and the Locality Improvement Plans should reflect this.

Please use this link – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/V6P39DM –  to consider which themes are important to you and rank your top three priorities within that theme. If you feel we have missed something let us know in the comments box. The survey will be open until 16th December 2016.

We will gather in all of the comments and look to see where there are similarities and the ranked statements will help identify the future priorities for the North East Locality.

Loraine Duckworth | Partnership Development Officer | The City of Edinburgh Council | Place | City Centre Leith Team | 329 High Street | Edinburgh | phone: 0131 529 7403 | Mobile: 07739188437

Improving Scotland’s planning system: get involved!

(adapted from a post on the Scottish Community Alliance website)

An independent review of the Scottish planning system (May 2016) commissioned by the Scottish Government recommended that actions should be taken to ensure that community involvement in planning for place is fairer and more inclusive. A White Paper is due to be published in early 2017 outlining proposed changes to the planning system – including tackling barriers to greater involvement in planning, taking account of measures contained in the Community Empowerment Act and the Land Reform Act.

As part of this work, yellow book, along with the Scottish Community Development Centre and Nick Wright Planning, have been commissioned to investigate the factors which inhibit communities, young people and other seldom-heard groups from engaging in the planning system. Continue reading

Publication of Proposed Strategic Development Plan

(Adapted from an email from SESplan)

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SESplan, the Strategic Development Planning Authority for South East Scotland, has prepared a new Proposed Strategic Development Plan. The Proposed Strategic Development Plan sets out a vision, broad development patterns and levels of growth for the city region over a 20 year period from 2018.

It is intended that the plan will replace the current Strategic Development Plan in 2018 and will inform the next set of Local Development Plans in the future. The Proposed Strategic Development Plan is based on the options in, and responses to, the 2015 Main Issues Report.

The Proposed Strategic Development Plan, the Environmental Report and other supporting documents are available to view on the SESplan website: www.sesplan.gov.uk

The formal period of representations on the Proposed Strategic Development Plan will start on 13 October and run until 5pm on Thursday 24 November 2016. During this period anyone will be able to submit representations using the SESplan Consultation Portal:  Continue reading

Stakeholder Update 91: Drop-in Surgery Invitation and Pilrig Street Junction Upgrade Latest

Adapted from an email sent by Alan Dean, Partnership Development Officer, sent on 2016_10_26 at 16:48.

Leith Central CC wishes to highlight the major delay to Pilrig St junction improvements – work will now not start until JANUARY 2017.  Continue reading