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LCCC November 2021 minutes

Minutes of Leith Central Community Council ordinary meeting, held via
MS Teams, on Monday 15 November 2021 at 7:00pm

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Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 30 September 2021

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting
(Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 28 October 2021 at 5:30pm Continue reading

LCCC October 2021 minutes

Minutes of Leith Central Community Council ordinary meeting, held via MS Teams, on Monday 18 October 2021 at 7:00pm

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LCCC October 2021 meeting agenda

  1. Welcome, introductions, attendance, apologies
    1. to note: declarations of interest in any items on the agenda
    2. to agree: order of business below
  2. Approval of Minutes of the Ordinary LCCC Meeting on 20 September 2021 meeting
  3. Matters arising from previous minutes (and not included on agenda below)
  4. Policing Matters
    1. to note: Community Police Officer’s October report
  5. LCCC Governance
    1. to agree: to hold the November LCCC meeting at Nelson Hall or, failing that, at Hillside Bowling Club (138 Montgomery St)
    2. to agree: to invite Steve Kerr (chair EACC) and Simon Holledge (secretary EACC) to November LCCC meeting for a talk and Q&A on the Future of Community Councils In Edinburgh
  6. Transport & Clean Streets
    1. to note: update on Trams to Newhaven works and final design
      1. to note: collaboration with Living Streets and NTBCC over complex split bike lane design at Elm Row (London Road end)
    2. to note: CPZ Phase 1 and Phase 2 updates
    3. to note: Transport & Clean Streets committee meeting in October
    4. to note: any other Transport & Clean Streets matters relevant to LCCC area
  7. Planning
    1. to note: CEC’s “fast track” decision on 21/03965/FUL (Conversion and extension of building Existing garage Class 5 for Class 4 Business Office Light Industry | 27A Arthur Street EH6 5DA) without taking LCCC’s objection into account
      1. to note: further papers published for neighbouring 21/00991/FUL
    2. to note: email to ward councillors regarding unpublicised drawings appearing on the Edinburgh Planning Portal
    3. to note: progress and details of City Plan 2030
    4. to note: Short-Term Let Control Area consultation (closes 5 November 2021)
    5. to note: Cockburn Association to the Net Zero Carbon Strategy 2030
    6. to note: any other Planning matters relevant to LCCC area
  8. Parks & Green Spaces
    1. to note: announcement of stage 2 of Powderhall Green Corridor for 2022/23, but no sign of stage 1 report
    2. to note: any Parks & Green Spaces matters relevant to LCCC area
  9. Open Forum (local residents)[1]
  10. AOCB (LCCC members)[2]
  11. Future Ordinary Meetings (usually 3rd Monday of the month) and meeting topics/presentations
    1. to note: future meetings on 3rd Monday of each month at 7pm (except July and December):
      1. 2021: 15 November
      2. 2022: 17 January, 21 February, 21 March, 18 April, 16 May (AGM)

[1] This agenda point allows members of the public to raise issues of public interest; during online meetings, please raise your virtual hand.

[2] This agenda point allows LCCC members to raise issues not covered by the agenda.

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.