Notification of major gas replacement works: Raeburn Place area, Edinburgh 6 January 2020

(adapted from an email from SGN, and posted here in case this affects LCCC residents, businesses and visitors)

SGN manages the network that distributes natural and green gas to 5.9 million homes and businesses across Scotland and the south of England. We also provide the gas emergency service in these areas.

We’re investing £2.2 million to upgrade our gas network in the Stockbridge area of Edinburgh and we’ll shortly begin the first section of our project.

This essential work involves the replacement of old, metal gas mains with new plastic pipe to ensure a continued safe and reliable gas supply.

In agreement with the City of Edinburgh Council and local authorities, our work in the Raeburn Place are of Edinburgh will begin on Monday 6 January 2020 and last approximately 30 weeks. Some road closures will be in place, but we’ve split the work into two phases to minimise disruption. Continue reading

Carriageway resurfacing: Broughton Road

(The following is a text of a letter copied to LCCC’s webmaster on 7 October 2019.)

Dear Sir / Madam,

CARRIAGEWAY RESURFACING

As part of an investment in Edinburgh’s roads and footways for 2019/2020, I write to advise that the carriageway on Broughton Road (between Pilrig Street and Broughton Primary School) will be resurfaced in the coming days. Broughton Road has been prioritised because of its current condition and because the upcoming tram works will prevent any planned resurfacing work from taking place in and around the proposed tram line during the construction period.

The works are currently planned to commence on Thursday 10th October 2019 and will last approximately 6 nights with the work being carried out Monday to Friday from 6pm until around 3am. However, to reduce the impact for residents, the noisiest operations, such as breaking out the road surface, will cease no later than 11pm each night.

To facilitate the works, sections of Broughton Road will be closed to through traffic during the working hours, but the road will be fully open again each morning. Residents access to private parking areas will be maintained as best as possible during working hours but there may be some delays when we are working directly in front of the access. If you know you need vehicular access at all times, you may wish to consider alternative parking arrangements nearby. Emergency service and pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

Anticipated phases;

Phase 1 – Pilrig Street to North Pilrig Heights (3 nights)
Phase 2 – North Pilrig Heights to Broughton Primary School (3 nights)

We also need to restrict parking on Broughton Road to allow us to resurface the carriageway. On street notices and yellow no waiting cones will highlight these areas. Please do not park in these areas or your vehicle may be removed without warning and this may extent the duration of the works.

Unfortunately, disruption and noise is unavoidable during resurfacing works however we will make every effort to minimise the impact for local residents and traders. An officer from the City of Edinburgh Council will be on site from 6pm until 11pm each night to address any questions/comments you may have. Alternatively, if you require any further information regarding this project, please do not hesitate to contact me using the details at the foot of this letter.

Please note, the proposed dates can change if there is any extreme weather so you can keep up to date with these works and other planned roadworks and events by following Edintravel on Twitter, Facebook or at http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/edintravel.

Yours sincerely

S Blacklaw
Transport Design & Delivery

City of Edinburgh Council, Place, Planning & Transport, Transport Design & Delivery, Waverley Court 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG tel:0131 529 3252 email: steven.blacklaw@edinburgh.gov.uk

Report a problem with a short term let

(adapted from an Edinburgh council web-page: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20058/private_housing/1210/report_a_problem_with_a_short_term_let. The main links below have been added to LCCC’s list of links on the right of the website, in the local democracy section.)

A short term let is a property which is let out to visitors on a commercial basis for short periods of time. Often the whole property is let as holiday accommodation. In other cases, the host will continue to live in the property and let out a room or rooms to visitors.

Report a problem with a short term let to planning

Report ongoing noise or anti-social behaviour issues

Edinburgh Council is concerned about the impact of aspects of short term letting, such as the influence on

  • housing supply
  • the city and its residents
  • communities
  • planning matters
  • safety standards
  • anti-social behaviour.

For the steps being taken to address some of the issues above, please read the committee report from August 2018 and the Council’s Response to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on Short Term Lets from July 2019.

Download our best practice checklist for short term letting (PDF, 119 KB)

Carriageway resurfacing work on Easter Road during October

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

Edinburgh Council will undertake carriageway resurfacing work on Easter Road during October.

The works are due to commence on the 1st of October and last for approximately 3 weeks. Due to the traffic sensitivity of Easter Road and the limited carriageway space available, the works will be carried out under nightshift (6pm to 3am) with a phased road closure.

The attached letter includes further details and if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards

Steven Blacklaw ¦ Engineer – Transport Design & Delivery

Place ¦ Planning & Transport ¦ The City of Edinburgh Council

G4, Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh EH8 8BG

Tel 0131 529 3252  steven.blacklaw@edinburgh.gov.uk

Planning Application for large LED advertising hoarding at 10 Croall Place has been refused

Following objections by LCCC and 22 others, the Planning Authority (CEC) has refused to grant planning permission for 19/03509/ADV as it is detrimental of the visual amenity of the area.
In LCCC’s view, the advert is clearly distacting and intrusive for both residential properties – some quite a distance away – which are disturbed by the advert’s illumination reaching inside properties, and pedestrians and drivers. It also impacts negatively on the character of the Conservation Area by its sheer visual reach all the way past the Pilrig Street junction.
It is also worth noting that the existing 5 year permission for the advert had run out on 11 April 2019 and its continuing use was therefore a breach of planning regulations and subject to an ongoing (why do these things take so long?) enforcement process.

LCCC August 2019 meeting agenda

Monday, 19 August 2019 at 7pm, Leith Community Centre, 12a Newkirkgate

NB not McDonald Road Library, Nelson Hall

  1. Welcome, introductions, attendance, apologies (5)
    1. to note:​ declarations of interest in any items on the agenda
    2. to agree:​ order of business
  2. Approval of minutes of ​17 June 2019​ meeting (5)
  3. Matters arising from previous minutes (and not on agenda below) (5)
  4. Community Police Officer’s Report (5)
  5. LCCC Governance and Office Bearers’ reports (15)
    1. to note: ​continuing issues around availability of McDonald Rd Library
    2. to note: ​Treasurer’s Report
    3. to note: ​Comms Group Report
      1. to note: ​update on publicising Community Council election
    4. to note: ​report from partnership/locality meetings
    5. to note: ​reports from other Office Bearers
  6. Transport & Clean Streets (10)
    1. to note:​ Community Councils Together on Tram (CCTT): update
    2. to note: ​revised programme ​Tram Diversion Route Resurfacing Works (aka Carriageway Resurfacing Works Summer 2019)
      1. to agree:​ LCCC broadly welcomes the Resurfacing Works, but regrets that urgent pavement resurfacing and surface water drainage repairs and upgrades have not been progressed in parallel;
      2. to agree:​ LCCC requests that any excessive wear and tear due to tramconstruction diversions is made good at the end of the tram works
      3. to agree: ​LCCC requests timely consultations about the reinstatement of setted streets (e.g. Dalmeny Street) that have been tarmaced as part of the Works
    3. to note: ​Edinburgh Citywide Parking – Area 3 Strategic Parking Review
    4. to note: ​any other Transport & Clean Street matters relevant to LCCC area
  7. Planning (20)
    1. to note: ​the retirement of Julian Siann as LCCC’s planning convenor
    2. to note:​ the need to organise a planning monitoring rota to secure statutory consultee status for LCCC and to maintain LCCC’s ​register of current planning applications
    3. to note:​ ​report​ on ​Scottish Government Short Term Lets Consultation ​event
    4. to note: ​concerns over insufficient fire safety at Shrub Place developments (marketed as ‘Engine Yard’) (​Evening News, 02-08-19​)
    5. to note: ​19/03509/ADV​ | Advertisement of the following types: Hoarding. | 10 Croall Place EH7 4LT and LCCC request for extension for comments (minded to object)
    6. to note:​ ​19/03802/PAN​ | Demolition of the existing warehouse and office building. Construction of general market flatted dwellings, affordable flatted dwellings and student accommodation. | 48 – 50 Iona Street Edinburgh EH6 8SW
    7. to note:​ ​19/03433/PAN​ | Residential development comprising up to 63 apartments, associated infrastructure and landscaping. | 14 Ashley Place Edinburgh EH6 5PX
    8. to note: ​community master-planning and co-design event (Saturday​ ​21 September 2019, 11-3pm) ​Leith Proposals: Leith Central Community Council
    9. to note: ​revised​ scheme ​for the Local Plan 2030
    10. to note:​ update on appeal (​PPA-230-2274​ and ​CAC-230-2004​) 106-162 Leith Walk
    11. Shop conversions to residential in LCCC area
      1. to agree: ​that such conversions in tenemental streets disproportionately benefit owners, while disbenefits accrue to residents through loss of amenity, increased incentives to shop further afield and reduced natural surveillance
      2. to agree: ​for LCCC to become statutory consultee in such cases to ensure increased scrutiny
    12. to note: ​opportunity for talk by CEC Archeology Officer and FCA on findings at 70, 72 Newhaven Road (17/01183/FUL)
    13. to note: ​any other Planning matters relevant to LCCC area
  8. Parks & Green Spaces (5)
    1. to note:​ update on draft masterplan plan (and timeline) for Coalie Park
    2. to note:​ Friends of Pilrig Park report
    3. to note:​ other Park Friends’ reports
  9. Licensing
  10. Open Forum1
  11. AOCB2
  12. Bulletin3
    1. Changes to commercial food and glass waste (CEC letter June 2019​)
  13. Future Meetings (usually 3rd Monday of the month) and meeting topics/presentations
    1. to note: ​provisional dates 2019: 16 Sep, 21 Oct, 18 Nov, 16 Dec and provisional dates 2020: 20 Jan, 17 Feb, 16 Mar, 20 Apr, 18 May (including AGM), 15 Jun
    2. to note: ​future presentations and charrettes
      1. 16 September: Briefing by Euan Leitch, BEFS on upcoming ​Tenement Maintenance​ legislation and related matters
      2. 21 September: community master-planning and co-design event
      3. tbc: 19/00415/PAN (rear of 139 Leith Walk)
      4. tbc 19/03433/PAN (Ashley Place)
      5. tbc: 19/03802/PAN (Iona Street)

1 This agenda point allows members of the public to raise issues of public interest.

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

3 This is for information only; any discussion to be brought to a future meeting.