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LCCC April 2020 minutes

Due to the limitations of online meetings, we are only recording those who were present at or sent apologies for such meetings.

This meeting was for members only, so any decision recorded below may not be binding. Similarly, the LCCC June meeting may not have been empowered to approve the minutes below. (These minutes were not published earlier because they were not considered at the May meeting due to an error in circulating the draft.)

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held via Zoom on Monday 20 April 2020 at 7:00pm Continue reading

Replacement of underground cabling: Dryden Gait

(adapted from an email from SP Energy Networks)

SP Energy Networks (SPEN) is shortly due to commence work in Dryden Gait as it leaves Shrubhill Substation.

The substation infrastructure has been in place for several decades, and along with the now completed transformer replacement, a section of underground cabling on Dryden Gate (approximately half way up Dryden Gait) as it leaves the substation requires to be replaced to ensure security of the network.

Works are due to start week commencing 20 January 2020 for approximately 8 weeks between 0800 hrs -1700hrs Monday – Friday. The work will be carried out in stages and reinstated each night to allow vehicle access. As with any underground work on the road there will be periods where access is restricted and we ask that you work with the contractors on this – access provision as work is ongoing will only extend the overall timescales of the project and your cooperation is much appreciated. Clear signage will be in place to ensure the work is carried out safely, emergency access will be in place at all times should the need arise.

Residents have also been updated by way of letter drops in relation to the work to be carried out in the area.

SPEN apologises in advance for any inconvenience caused to local residents and assures that work will be completed as quickly as possible.

Should you require any further information please contact Amar Shakoor or Colin Wylie at SP Energy Networks on 0141 614 3749 or 07516 461129.


Amar Shakoor
Community Liaison
Major Projects
SP Energy Networks
55 Fullerton Drive
G32 8FA
phone 0141 614 3749
mobile 0752 234 6930
email ashakoor@spenergynetworks.co.uk

LCCC December 2019 approved minutes

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held at McDonald Road library on Monday 16 December 2019 at 7:00pm Continue reading

Dryden Gait: proposed amendments to waiting restrictions

In accordance with the terms of the Local Authorities’ Traffic Orders (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 1999,  City of Edinburgh Council proposes to promote an order which will amend waiting restrictions at various locations, including Dryden Gait.

Map of proposed waiting restrictions on Dryden Gait

Click the graphic to see the full-size PDF.

Formal objections are not invited at this stage, as a further period will be allowed for the submission of objections when the proposals are formally advertised. CEC will welcome comments on this proposal up to 23 July. Relevant contact details are here: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20016/roads_travel_and_parking/263/view_or_comment_on_traffic_orders

Scottish Power project at Shrubhill Substation, Dryden Gait

(adapted from an email from SP Energy Networks)

SP Energy Networks (SPEN) is responsible for delivering a reliable, consistent and safe electricity supply to customers. Ongoing investment and reinforcement ensures this is provided effectively and as part of our ongoing programme we plan to commence a replacement project at Shrubhill Substation, Dryden Gait within Leith Walk Ward.

Our Stakeholder Engagement Strategy is an important aspect of any project as we liaise with the local community in an effort to inform them of any proposed activity which may affect them. Part of this ongoing process is to provide information to the local elected members, community council and the wider community.

The work involves the installation of a 275 kV transformer and associated equipment which will include the demolition and removal of the ageing substation infrastructure being replaced. All activity will occur within the confines of the substation and the delivery of the new transformer is scheduled in October 2018.

It is anticipated that work will begin week commencing 11 June 2018 with the programme running on until around December 2018, barring unforeseen developments. As with any significant construction project, there will be different phases of activity.

SPEN are holding a drop-in information event for local residents which will take place between 3pm and 7:30 pm on Tuesday 29 May 2016 at Pilrig Bowling Club, Pilrig Gardens, Edinburgh, EH6 5AZ. Members of the project team will be present to provide information – an invitation is also extended to the members of Leith Central Community Council.

All parties involved in the activity will do the utmost to keep disruption to a minimum and complete the work as safely and quickly as possible.

Should you require any further information please contact Karen MacGregor or Colin Wylie by email (colin.wylie@spenergynetworks.co.uk) or phone on 0141 614 3231 or 07516 461129.

Colin Wylie
Community Relations, Major Projects, Ochil House, 10 Technology Avenue, Blantyre, G72 0HT
0141 614 1582 / 07808 000148