Edinburgh Partnership Review and Consultation of Governance and Community Planning Arrangements

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

The Edinburgh Partnership is carrying out a consultation on improving community planning governance arrangements in the city following a period of review.The consultation is asking your views on:

  • How communities and community groups can more effectively influence decisions about their communities.
  • How the governance arrangements can be improved to:
    • make it clear how decisions are made, and who is making them, by improving the groups and structures involved
    • make partnership working stronger
    • make better connections between the different levels of the partnership working in the city.

The consultation is now open and can be accessed using the following link: Consultation link.

You can also take part in this consultation by using the attached word document. It comes with supporting documentation and an equalities monitoring form. The completed word document should be emailed to community.planning@edinburgh.gov.uk or returned by post to:

Community Strategies Unit
The City of Edinburgh Council
Business Centre 2/1
Waverley Court
4 East Market Street
Edinburgh, EH4 7BG.

The consultation closes on Sunday 9th September 2018.

If you need further information or support to participate in this consultation please contact us at community.planning@edinburgh.gov.uk.

North Edinburgh Path Improvements – Telford Path (Construction Works Notification)

(adapted from an email from AECOM sent on 23 July and forwarded to LCCC’s web-weaver on 29 July)

As part of the drainage and surfacing improvements on the Telford Path, at Easter Drylaw Drive, a path closure and diversion will be in place commencing 23rd July for 2 weeks.  Please see below the proposed diversion route which will be in place for certain activities during this time.

Click the images to see the full-size PDFs.
overview diversion route

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Outdoor Advertising consultation

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

Edinburgh Council is reviewing its planning guidance on outdoor advertising (the adverts you see on the side of the road or on the pavement). Stakeholders and members of the public are being asked for their views to help to inform new guidance.

The consultation, which will run until 14 September, is asking people what types of outdoor advertising are acceptable, where it is suitable, as well as what they think about more adverts changing to become digital.

Views gathered after the consultation will help to inform the new planning guidance which will go to a future Planning Committee for approval. When approved it will be used to assess new outdoor advertising applications going forward.

Your comments would be much appreciated: please click here for the survey.

If you have any further comments or would like to discuss the issues in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Anna Grant | Senior Planner | Place Directorate | City of Edinburgh Council | Waverley Court – Level G3, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG | Tel: 0131 529 3521 | e-mail: anna.grant@edinburgh.gov.uk | www.edinburgh.gov.uk

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

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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

Community Councils Together on Trams (CCTT): joint statement and press release

Community Councils Together on Trams (CCTT): joint statement and press release (PDF)

Introduction

  1. As a coalition of the Community Councils (CCs) affected directly by the proposed extension of the Edinburgh tram through Leith to Newhaven, we approve the project in principle, and view it, if done well, as an important opportunity for the broader social and economic development of the Leith area and beyond. However, we currently have strong concerns that are outlined in this statement.
  2. We are committed to ensure that, whatever the final decision of City of Edinburgh Council (CEC), the communities along the extended tram route are not adversely affected by that decision more than is absolutely necessary.
  3. We have agreed to work together as CCTT to promote and safeguard community interests during this next phase of the project and to ensure that, as the work proceeds, if it does, our respective communities’ interests and views are effectively communicated to the Tram Team (TT) and CEC, and that timely, evidence-based responses are received by the community.
  4. The communities that we represent are understandably extremely eager that the mistakes of the previous tram construction works should not be repeated. We think all sides can agree on that. Consequently the community is seeking a high standard of solid evidence that this time the work will be better planned and implemented.
  5. Whilst we acknowledge there has been some limited community consultation, other experiences don’t bode so well. Some CCs have had promised presentations cancelled, and frequently our requests for additional information have not been answered.
  6. This leaves the unavoidable impression that issues are being rushed and key information is not being shared. We fear in such circumstances that mistakes, a lack of incorporation of community concerns, and oversights, are all possible. It is vital that the confidence of our communities is not put at risk through inadequate information and communication.
  7. The result is that, as of the present time, the four CCs which are party to this submission do not have the level of confidence and standard of evidence that our communities need.

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Free Collection by Edinburgh Council of garden waste to end in October 2018

(adapted from a post on New Town and Broughton CC’s website)

Edinburgh Council is introducing an annual £25 fee (per bin) to collect brown garden waste bins. Coincident with this – the new service will be fortnightly throughout the year, instead of once every three weeks.

The current free garden waste service will continue until 5 October 2018 BUT if you want to continue receiving garden waste collections after that date, action is required before 22 July to register and pay to receive this service after October 2018.

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LCCC minutes: May 2018 ordinary meeting

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 21 May at 7:00pm

Actions and decisions are red italic. nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision.

Please note that section 5 below (on Stead’s Place) has not been adopted, and so remains in draft status. This is due to need to check Drum Property Group’s record against ours. All other sections below have been adopted. Continue reading