LCCC October meeting: outline agenda

Outline Agenda for 17 October 2018

A detailed agenda will be published nearer the meeting.

  1. Welcome, introductions, attendance, apologies, declarations of interest
  2. Approval of Minutes of 17 September 2018 meeting
  3. Matters arising
  4. Community Police Officer’s Report
  5. Presentation and Q&A: briefing by CEC and Collective Architecture on plans for the defunct Powderhall site
  6. Parks & Green Spaces
    1. update on progress of Powderhall (unused railway line) green corridor
    2. further delay to re-opening of Water of Leith Walkway between Anderson and Newhaven
    3. investment in local parks and green spaces
    4. etc
  7. Transport & Clean Streets
    1. 2nd design consultation on tram extension
    2. consultation on business support during 2 year tram construction
    3. tram: supplementary projects
    4. strategic parking review
    5. Dalmeny Street capital project …
    6. etc
  8. Planning
    1. update on Drum/Stead’s Place
    2. Easter Road Lidl application resubmitted
    3. planning department: errors and complaints or resource issues?
    4. etc
  9. LCCC Office Bearers’ Reports
  10. Ward Councillors’ reports, MSPs’ reports, MP’s report
  11. Bulletin
  12. Open Forum
  13. AOCB
  14. Future Meetings (usually 3rd Monday of the month) and meeting topics/presentations

Meeting papers (from October 2014 onwards) are in the cloud at https://goo.gl/jrARbc.

The meeting papers will also be on LCCC’s website in due course on the meetings page: https://leithcentralcc.co.uk/reports.

Licensing application and consultations

Licensing application

Please click the thumbnail see attached Civic new licence notice for a second hand dealer at 150 Easter Road.

application for second-hand dealer at 150 Easter Road

City of Edinburgh Licensing Board – Consultations

Edinburgh’s Licensing Board is consulting on the terms of a new draft statement of Licensing Policy, and its Assessment of Overprovision in the Board’s area.  Details of the consultations are available on the Consultation Hub on the Council’s website at the following locations:

https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/cg/licensingstatement

https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/cg/overprovision

Responses to the consultations should be sent to licensing.consultation@edinburgh.gov.uk

The consultations remain open until 5 October 2018.

 

Planning for change, delivering services: 2019 – 2023

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council. NB this is an Edinburgh Council exercise, but LCCC is happy to disseminate information that will affect its citizens.)

Edinburgh Council is asking for feedback on its initial ideas for meeting the continuing pressures on Council services and budgets.

Since 2012 Edinburgh Council has saved £240 million, but it expects it will need to save at least £106 million more between now and 2022/23.

No decisions have been taken yet and feedback will shape the long-term plans as well as the more detailed proposals for balancing the budget in February for 2019/20.

Please complete the online survey or try your hand at prioritising services and balancing our budgets by 7 December. You can also read Edinburgh Council’s ideas Planning for change and delivering services and fill in a print survey which will be available in libraries and Council offices from 15 October.

Please share this information far and wide.

Thank you.

Ross A Murray  | Governance Officer | Strategy & Insight Division | Chief Executive | City of Edinburgh Council | Business Centre 2.1  |  4 East Market Street, Edinburgh | Tel  0131 469 3870 | email Ross.murray@edinburgh.gov.uk

2050 Edinburgh City Vision: survey

Following on from the previous post, there is a survey on Edinburgh Council’s consultation hub.

This covers the three components of the ‘Connecting our City, Transforming our Places‘ project ‘will help achieve the Edinburgh 2050 vision; a fairer, thriving, connected and inspired city’. These components are:

  • Edinburgh City Centre Transformation – an action plan for a vibrant and people-focussed capital city centre to improve community, economic and cultural life, working to the following vision. ‘An exceptional city centre that is for all, a place for people to live, work, visit and play. A place that is for the future, enriched by the legacy of the past.’
  • The City Mobility Plan – setting citywide transport policy and actions based around the following vision. ‘Edinburgh will have a cleaner, safer, inclusive and accessible transport system delivering healthier, thriving and fairer capital city, and a higher quality of life for Edinburgh residents’.
  • Low Emission Zones – the Council is taking a comprehensive approach to developing LEZs as a step towards protecting Edinburgh’s citizens from the harms of poor air quality, in line with Scottish Government priorities to introduce LEZs in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, and Glasgow by 2020.

As with the previous post, this is an Edinburgh Council exercise.

 

Consultation: ‘Edinburgh: connecting our city, transforming our places’

(adapted Edinburgh Council’s consultation web-page)

Edinburgh Council invites take part in this survey to tell us what matters to you and how it should develop the best way forward for Edinburgh. Your views will shape multiple projects:

  • Edinburgh City Centre Transformation – an action plan for a vibrant and people-focussed capital city centre to improve community, economic and cultural life, working to the following vision. ‘An exceptional city centre that is for all, a place for people to live, work, visit and play. A place that is for the future, enriched by the legacy of the past.’

 

  • The City Mobility Plan – setting citywide transport policy and actions based around the following vision. ‘Edinburgh will have a cleaner, safer, inclusive and accessible transport system delivering healthier, thriving and fairer capital city, and a higher quality of life for Edinburgh residents’.

 

  • Low Emission Zones – the Council is taking a comprehensive approach to developing LEZs as a step towards protecting Edinburgh’s citizens from the harms of poor air quality, in line with Scottish Government priorities to introduce LEZs in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, and Glasgow by 2020.

Please see relevant information here.

Trams Business Consultation through September

(adapted from an email from the Edinburgh Council ‘Trams To Newhaven’ Team)

Businesses along the planned tram route to Newhaven will have their say on a raft of support for business proposals in a new consultation beginning next week.
In developing the proposals, Edinburgh Council is seeking to maintain the vibrancy, desirability and accessibility of the streets effected by the project during construction, supporting the diverse and independent range of businesses that exist along the route.

The online consultation will run from the 3rd to the 30th September 2018 and will seek views on a number of proposed measures in a support for business package totalling £2.48 million.

In recognising that the proposed tram works have the potential to effect business as usual in the local area, the Council would like to hear feedback from the local business community on a set of measures to help maintain the vibrancy, vitality and accessibility of the local area.

Some of the proposed measures have been developed following feedback from local traders, members of the public and interest groups who took part in the first round of public consultation.

The online consultation will outline each proposed measure and gives details on how much funding could be made available for each element. Some of the measures have the potential to make a longer-term impact beyond construction, leaving a lasting legacy.

In the consultation, respondents will also be asked to assess the merits of a range of business support proposals to be funded by the Council, namely:

  • A business continuity fund of £500,000 to help small independent businesses with short-term cash flow issues
  • Façade improvements – total investment of £500,000: a fund to pay for facade improvements or repairs, regular window for worksite-facing businesses
  • On street local guides – total investment of £400,000: to provide local advice and assistance eg help for those with impaired mobility
  • Business skills development – total investment fund of £100,000: eg website design and development, email marketing, social media best practice etc
  •  A Council-funded Business Development Champion (Legacy  included  as part of the business skills development fund: to help businesses build on their business case and plans for the years ahead
  • Investing in the arts during construction – total investment fund of £100,000: supporting local arts groups, artists and festivals
  • Market nights and shopping festivals– total investment of £100,000: eg day and monthly markets
  • Wider Open for Business campaign – total investment of £100,000: alongside the promotional campaign delivered by the contractor. This could include a digital open for business promotional campaign across the web, email and social media, wider wayfinding across the city for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers, advertising banners on key approaches and digital screens, etc
  • Local discount / voucher scheme – total investment of £50,000 
  • Targeted deliveries – total investment of £25,000: for example, use of cargo bikes and an app to act as a one-stop shop for people who want to shop local and arrange delivery of their goods.

In addition to the above measures the Contractor has been asked, as part of their tender, to make provision for a series of measures that will help to sustain business during construction, these are estimated to cost in the region of £500,000. These include: strategically located logistics hubs which can be used to store goods short-term and handle the movement of goods for the last or first mile of their journey; local transport hubs for parking, deliveries and temporary bus stops; wayfinding support, such as signage, maps and multiple crossing points for pedestrians and cyclists through the worksite; as well as an Open for Business promotional campaign.

After the consultation concludes on 30th September, the Trams to Newhaven project team will finalise support for business plans, which will be included in the Final Business Case due to go before councillors in late 2018.

Councillor Lesley Macinnes, Transport Convener, said: “If the project goes ahead, supporting businesses along the route, both during and after construction works, will be a top priority. From next week, we’ll be inviting businesses’ views on a raft of support for business proposals through our online consultation. We want to ensure that the range of measures we would put in place if the project gets the green light caters to everyone’s needs as effectively as possible. The over-arching aim is to make sure the whole area stays as vibrant and accessible as possible, not just during but also beyond the essential construction phase.

“Plans for taking Trams to Newhaven continue to take shape and we’re hugely indebted to businesses, residents and interested organisations for all their help in developing the proposals. We were delighted with the significant level of engagement and feedback in the first phase of public consultation in the spring. We then held a series of very useful workshops to focus on key points brought up during that six-week consultation process. The project team is currently using all the feedback to refine the plans ahead of further engagement at the start of October. This will feed into the Final Business Case going before councillors at the end of the year.”

Animal Boarding Licensing Consultation

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

The City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) is currently undertaking a consultation exercise on proposed changes to the conditions and application fees applied to Animal Boarding Establishment Licences..

At its meeting on 26 June 2018 the Regulatory Committee was presented with a report which proposed to introduce:

  • revised conditions for animal boarding under the Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963; and
  • a revised pricing structure for applications for Animal Boarding Establishment Licences.

Should you wish to view the proposed changes and comment, please complete our online survey before 16 September 2018:

consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/animal-boarding-establishments

For further information, please contact CEC at licensing@edinburgh.gov.uk