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:
to note: any other Planning matters relevant to LCCC area
Parks & Green Spaces
Powderhall NW-SE Green Corridor
to note: further delays (since May) to long overdue Stage 1 report due to “[staff being under] intense pressure (not just from temporary schemes) and have also been impacted by Covid related absence”
to agree: to write to ward and TEC councillors, requesting resources and TEC prioritisation commensurate with the needs of our densely populated area to have access to green spaces and the North Edinburgh off-road cycle path network
to note: any other Parks & Green Spaces matters relevant to LCCC area
Open Forum (local residents)1
AOCB (LCCC members)2
Parking: Use of Maximum Standards (Essential Evidence No.42, published August 2021 by Edinburgh Napier University’s Transport Research Institute)
Future Ordinary Meetings (usually 3rd Monday of the month) and meeting topics/presentations
to note: future meetings on 3rd Monday of each month at 7pm (except July and December):
021: 20 September, 18 October, 15 November
2022: 17 January, 21 February, 21 March, 18 April, 16 May (AGM)
to note: future presentations and charrettes
to agree: to invite Steve Kerr (chair EACC) and Simon Holledge (secretary EACC) for a talk and Q&A on the Future of Community Councils In Edinburgh
1this 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 3 Items of local interest that may be raised at a future LCCC meeting – not for discussion at this meeting)
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.
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.