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Your views on Leith’s Short Term Lets

Given how heavily tenemented the Leith Central area is, Short Term Lets (or “Holiday Flats”) can have a knock-on effect on local residents.

There are two consultations we advise people in the area to respond to:

Edinburgh Council have a consultation on-going about a ‘Short Term Let Control Area‘ until November 5th.

Holyrood’s Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee also want your views on plans to regulate short-term lets until October 29th.

If approved, the new laws would see the introduction of a licensing scheme for short-term lets. The Scottish Government suggests that the new laws would:

  • make sure short-term lets are safe,
  • help with issues faced by neighbours from short-terms lets, and
  • help councils know and understand what is happening in their areas about the provision of short-term lets.

Ahead of the new laws being introduced later this year, the Committee wants to hear from people across Scotland about whether the proposed laws will achieve what they set out to do. 

Plans to regulate short-term lets in Scotland are expected to be considered in November and December.

The Committee would like to hear what you think about the suggested changes before it considers them and is doing a survey so you can give us your views. You can access the survey by following the link below:

yourviews.parliament.scot/spice/licensing-of-short-term-lets

Please could you send your responses to the survey by 29 October 2021.   

Responses which are sent after this may not be looked at by the Committee. 

The new regulations being brought in by the Scottish Government are due to be introduced to Parliament in November.

Police Scotland consultation “How can we provide the best support to people affected by crime?”

Police Scotland is working with partners at Victim Support Scotland on a project to ensure that people affected by crime receive the best and most appropriate aftercare which meets their needs, particularly around the point a Police Officer provides information to an individual about a support service. 

The project is keen to hear the public’s views particularly those of survivors, and witnesses of crime and a survey has been launched which will be bolstered by one to one interviews with people who would like to take part – you can indicate this at the end of the survey.

Responses will support the development of valuable insights to improve the experiences of people in times of distress.

Please help Police Scotland by sharing the survey link below so that as many people as possible in Scotland’s diverse communities have the opportunity to take part and have their say. The survey should only take about 10 minutes to complete and is open until the end of August.

Basic details are requested but this is completely optional, and no one needs to enter any personal details to take part; all responses are anonymous. Access the survey at the link: https://consult.scotland.police.uk/strategy-insight-and-innovation/views-about-support-aftercare-for-people-who-exper.

Accessible formats of the survey are available: an easy-read and British Sign Language of the survey are available via the above link. 

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 25 March 2021

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting
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Trams TROs consultation: starts 13 April

Please note this is from the Trams to Newhaven team. LCCC will respond in due course – watch this space.

From Tuesday 13 April the project will commence the Traffic Regulation Order public consultation process (TRO). A TRO details the nature and extent of how our roads are used and managed such as road closures, restrictions on turning movements and the position of parking and loading spaces.

The purpose of the TRO process is to invite comment and objections on the parking and loading arrangements being proposed and any changes to moving traffic requirements and entry/exit from streets. Only measures presented within the traffic order may be objected to.

You will be able to view and comment on the TRO from Tuesday 13 April for a period of 28 days.

LCCC February 2021 minutes

Meeting highlights

  • move to online meetings
  • planning: 50 Pilrig St, Rosslyn Bowling Club, Arthur St, Edinburgh Development Concordat
  • Transport: Atkins report Trams vibration), lack of treatment of icy pavements, consultation on controlled parking zone

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