LCCC minutes: May 2018 ordinary meeting

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 21 May at 7:00pm

Actions and decisions are red italic. nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision.

Please note that section 5 below (on Stead’s Place) has not been adopted, and so remains in draft status. This is due to need to check Drum Property Group’s record against ours. All other sections below have been adopted. Continue reading

LCCC June meeting: final agenda

Monday, 18 June 2018 at 7pm, 
McDonald Road Library, Nelson Hall
1. Welcome
a. introductions
b. attendance, apologies
c. declarations of interest

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LCCC minutes: May 2018 ordinary meeting draft minutes

Draft minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 21 May at 7:00pm

Actions and decisions are red italic. nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision. Continue reading

LCCC June meeting: outline agenda

Below is the outline agenda for the next ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council on Monday, 18th June at 7pm in the Nelson Room of McDonald Road Library.

A detailed agenda will be available nearer the time.

  1. Welcome, introductions, attendance, apologies, declarations of interest
  2. Approval of Minutes of 21 May 2018 meeting
  3. Matters Arising
  4. Community Police Officer’s Report
  5. Powderhall Stables: briefing by CEC officials on CEC plans for the site
  6. LCCC Office Bearers’ Reports
    … Community Councils Together on Trams … Edinburgh Bus Users Group …
  7. Transport & Clean Streets
    … tramline 1 completion York Place to Newhaven … Leith Programme Phase 4 …
  8. Planning
    Dryden Street listed buildings … Drum’s PAC summary … proposed student housing at 11 Hillside Crescent …
  9. Parks & Green Spaces
    … Water of Leith Walkway …
  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 and on the Meeting papers webpage:

Stead’s Place: Next steps

18/01015/PAN: Demolition Of Existing Buildings And Erection Of A Mixed Use Development Including Affordable Housing (Flats), Post Graduate Student Accommodation, Hotel (Class 7), Restaurant (Class 3), Space For Potential Community (Class 10 & 11), Retail (Class 1), Public House Or Commercial Uses (Class 2 & 4). Includes Associated Infrastructure, Landscaping And Car Parking. At 156, 158b, 160 And 162 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5DX

The recent pre-application consultation meeting with Drum, the developers of ‘Stead’s Place’ was the first time where a proposed development in the LCCC area has aroused so much public interest at this early stage. I would like to thank the members of the Taskforce that LCCC had convened for this purpose for their input and contributions to the consultation which has now – nearly – reached its end.

The next steps are:

  •  the developers will come back with their summary of the meeting with LCCC which will be considered at LCCC’s June meeting. Once agreed, this will be an important part of Drum’s planning application.
  • Drum submits planning application – this could be as early as June
  • after that there’s only a limited amount of time to formally respond (object); LCCC can ask for an extension, if it is during the summer break
  • assuming that the application that comes forward is not sufficiently different from what we have seen and heard at the meeting on 21 May, it is important that as many people as possible object on planning grounds; LCCC may issue notes at the time to help people formulate objections
  • the application is likely to go to the Council planning committee (rather than being decided by a planning officer under delegated powers); this will be another opportunity for objectors to make their voice heard in the form of a ‘delegation’; ward councillors who are not on the planning committee can also ask to speak when the application comes up

Harald Tobermann
Vice Chair
Leith Central Community Council

LCCC May meeting AGM and ordinary meeting agendas

This month’s meeting will consist of firstly the annual general meeting, then the ordinary meeting.

The meeting is at 7pm on Monday 21 May, at McDonald Road Library. Continue reading

Invitation to attend second round of public consultation events for proposals at Stead’s Place, Leith Walk

Drum Property Group is offering further public consultation events:

  • Former Barnardo’s shop, 144-148 Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH6 5DT
    • on Tuesday 1st May 4pm-7pm
  • Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh EH6 8RG
    • on Friday 4th May 12pm-8pm and
    • on Saturday 5th May 12pm-5pm

Click the graphic for maps and contact details: