(adapted from an email from Trams to Newhaven)
The Trams to Newhaven team have sent out a newsletter about the support they are offering to businesses during the construction of the tram extension to Newhaven.
Support will include
- A business continuity fund to support local business who suffer from short-term cash flow issues during construction.
- A discount scheme funded by the Council allowing your customers to buy goods at a reduced price and at no cost to your business.
- Local delivery innovations, allowing your shop to make deliveries to customer using cargo bikes
- An investment in the local area to maintain cleanliness and carry out improvements to shop fronts
- A dedicated local business champion who will be able to advise you on a variety of ways to get your business ready for the works and who will host free digital skills improvement workshops
- A significant open for business campaign across a variety of channels, including digital and traditional methods
- The introduction of three local transport hubs that will provide temporary car parking, bicycle parking, bus stops and loading bays during construction.
- Strategically located logistics hubs staffed with the appropriate number of logistics officers, based on specific demand in each local area. All officers will be trained in manual handling and lifting heavy loads and will assist with deliveries.
Contact the Trams to Newhaven team for further details!
(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)
Edinburgh Council, as the planning authority for Edinburgh, is looking to reform its pre-application advice service, including the introduction of service charges. Pre-application advice is considered to be an important part of the planning service to ensure the submissions of quality applications and to reduce the time spent on processing them. However, to meet the ongoing budget challenges, the way the pre-application advice service operates needs to change.
A consultation paper on the reform of the pre-application advice service has been published and we are seeking your views on the scope to improve and enhance the pre-application service.
The consultation will run from 6 March to 3 of April 2019 and the feedback received will inform a report to be considered by the Planning Committee in May 2019. The consultation paper can be accessed via this link and takes only 5 minutes to complete.
David R Leslie
Chief Planning Officer
Place Directorate| The City of Edinburgh Council | Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG
Edinburgh Council’s CityPlan team will explain the local development plan process, and introduce what they see as the key (local) issues. This will be at LCCC’s March meeting: Monday 18 March at 7pm at McDonald Road library. The presentation will be followed by 10-15 minutes of questions and answers.
This is important because LCCC’s area is amongst the most densely populated ones in Scotland, with substantial brownfield plots and other developments opportunities (and parallel infrastructure pressures). Hence day to day planning issues are often at the top of LCCC’s agenda.
Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 21 JANUARY 2019 at 7:00pm
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(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council, with apologies for delay in posting)
We invite you to join the City Plan team to find out more about the latest progress of City Plan 2030. We will be updating you on the timetable for City Plan 2030, in particular the forthcoming consultation stage. That will be when you can let us know your thoughts and views about the choices for the new plan.
We are keen to connect with other community and amenity groups e.g. Residents Associations, Friends of groups, youth groups etc. It would be great if you would invite and bring along representatives of other community and amenity groups to this session. We would ask you or they get in touch with us directly to book a place, so we can know in advance if we have enough space.
- Date: Monday 4 March 2019
- Time: 6pm – 7.30pm, registration and light refreshments from 5.45pm.
- Venue: Piershill Library, 30 Piersfield Terrace, Edinburgh, EH8 7BQ
Map of Venue
If you would like to participate, please book your place by contacting the City Plan team either by email to email@example.com or phone 0131 529 4692.
Please note that the City Plan team are unable to comment on any live or individual planning applications during the session.
Development Plan Support Officer
City Plan team| Place Directorate| The City of Edinburgh Council | Waverley Court, Level G3, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG| Tel 0131 529 4692 | email:firstname.lastname@example.org | http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/cityplan2030
Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, held in Leith Community Education Centre on Thursday 30 January 2019 at 5:30pm
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