Following current government guidance on Covid-19, the final Choices for City Plan drop-in event scheduled to take place on Thursday 19 March 2020 at the St Bride’s Community Centre was cancelled.
If you had been planning to attend and/or have any questions about Choices for City Plan 2030, please contact the City Plan team and we will do our best to answer your queries. You can contact us via email email@example.com or via telephone 0131 529 4692.
Matters arising from previous minutes (and not included on agenda below)
Community Police Officer’s Rreport
Proposed purpose-built student accommodation development with community space, associated infrastructure and amenity space, bicycle parking, landscaping and upgrade of pedestrian path and steps @ 11 – 23 Montrose Terrace Edinburgh (20/00496/FUL)
to note: Leith Central Community Council are statutory consultees for this application
to note: presentation and Q&A by Glencairn (applicants) regarding this application
to note: extended deadline for LCCC comments (20 March 2020)
to note: status of current planning applications (FEB 2020)
to agree: LCCC’s consultation response to consultation on place brief for East side of lower Leith Walk between Leith Walk and Halmyre Street
to note: update on SLW’s community right to buy campaign
to note: Draft notes of Pre-Application Presentation at January LCCC meeting regarding 19/05515/PAN 2-4, 6,14 Bonnington Road Lane and 200 Bonnington Road Edinburgh EH6 5RB, made by Orbit for the developer
Local plan (City Plan 2030)
to note: consultation “Choices for City Plan 2030” (main issues report) underway (ends 27-03-20) and parallel City Mobility Plan (see item 9b below)
During January, the Council will be hosting a number of consultation events to allow the public to express their aspirations and ideas about the area between Leith Walk and Halmyre Street and its redevelopment potential, resulting in a Place Brief. This Brief will set out a series of high level principles for the design of future development proposals. These principles will be based on community priorities and Council requirements for this part of the city, including:
Scale and density of any development
Housing – mixed tenure housing
Commercial spaces – the provision of commercial and office spaces
Routes – new pedestrian and cycle routes
Green Space – opportunities to create new green spaces in the area
Other Uses – what and where other new uses would be appropriate
Leith Central Community Council, who called for such a brief in March last year, will debate this issue and submit views in due course.
Edinburgh Airport is currently developing a new Sustainability Strategy for the airport, and it wants to hear your views. Your feedback will form part of the materiality review which helps us understand which issues are most important to the business and its stakeholders.
Materiality is a concept that is central to a credible Sustainability Strategy. It is how Edinburgh Airport understands what topics have an impact on its ability to create, preserve or erode economic, environmental and social value for Edinburgh Airport, its stakeholders, and society at large. These topics then form the basis of what the airport will focus its sustainability efforts on and consequently what we will report on.
Achieving this cannot be done overnight, and Edinburgh Airport is working closely with BeSustainable who have already provided training sessions in October and hosted workshops and interviews last week with a variety of stakeholders. Edinburgh Airport wants you to have your say on sustainability at the airport. it understand that different issues matter to different stakeholders. To do this, Edinburgh Airport invites you to take part in a survey which asks for your views on sustainability issues for society and for Edinburgh Airport. The survey will be open until 6 January 2020.
adapted from an email from the Scottish Government
Recently, the Scottish Government published a consultation on updating the planning performance and fee regimes which will run until 14th February 2020. This was a key action identified in our work programme which was published in September 2019. The consultation reflects Scottish Ministers’ commitment to the principle that any increases to planning fees must be linked to improved performance.
The consultation seeks to move planning fees towards covering the costs of determining applications for planning permission as well as seeking views on what additional services which planning authorities provide should be subject to a fee, the circumstances whereby an authority may reduce or waive a planning fee and the introduction of charges for appealing planning decisions.
Glencairn Properties have acquired the brownfield site at 11-23 Montrose Terrace (former filling station) with a view of erecting purpose-built student accommodation (up to 145 beds). Their plans will be on view on 19 December (see flyer below), inviting feedback. Following the submission of a formal planning application, a presentation to the February 2020 LCCC meeting is likely.