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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.

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 27 May 2021

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting (Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 27 May 2021 at 5:30pm

Actions and decisions are red italic. ‘TT’ means ‘Trams Team’. Names are sometimes abbreviated to initials.

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Coronavirus testing: McDonald Rd, 14 to 20 June

Edinburgh Council says…

Regular testing for people with no COVID-19 symptoms is one of the ways we can all help keep people safe and stop the spread of COVID-19 in Edinburgh. Infection rates are rising across Edinburgh, particularly in some communities.

We’re asking people who have no COVID-19 symptoms to come along to McDonald Road Library from Monday 14 June to Sunday 20 June for a test. We’re open from 9am to 6pm and there’s no need to book. Testing is free, fast and safe. It will only take around 15 minutes to take the test and 45 minutes for people to be sent their results. 

If you can’t get to the library, you can order free rapid lateral flow test kits online or by phoning the National Testing Centre on 119.  

Almost 1 in 3 people infected with Covid-19 don’t have any of the usual symptoms but are potentially passing on the virus unknowingly to family, friends and others in the community. By getting tested people can find out if they are positive and self-isolate at home to stop spreading the virus to others. People who have been vaccinated are also encouraged to take a test as they may still carry the virus.

You can find out more about community testing on our web pages at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/communitytesting

Please can you share this with your contacts in the community and encourage people to come along.

Thank you for your help.

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 29 April 2021

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Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting
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