St James Quarter development’s affect on Leith Walk – hear all about it.

Leith Central CC is happy to announce that its AGM will be enhanced by a presentation by Martin Perry, Director of Development THRE (developers of the St James Quarter) on St James Quarter and associated works: impact on Leith Walk and mitigating measures.

The meeting starts at 7pm on Monday 22nd May, at McDonald Rd Library. Other items include

  • reports from the Leith Community Police Team
  • a welcome to our new Edinburgh Councillors

Everyone is welcome.

Friends of Pilrig Park – Public Meeting

(adapted from an email from Friends of Pilrig Park)

The Friends of Pilrig Park will hold a public meeting on Monday, 24th April at the McDonald Road Library from 6.00-7.30pm. Please see below the draft minutes of the last meeting. The public meetings are a great opportunity to get more involved in making improvements to the park and to put forward your thoughts and ideas. We hope you can make it along!

Click to download: DRAFT 10 10 16 FoPP Public Meeting Minute

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Consultation on Edinburgh Airport airspace change programme

(adapted from an email from Gordon Robertson, Edinburgh Airport’s director of communications)

Edinburgh Airport is currently running its second consultation on their Airspace Change Programme. If you wish to respond to the consultation, feedback can be made via their website http://www.letsgofurther.com/ or response forms can be requested and submitted by writing to Freepost LETS GO FURTHER.

They say

We’ve worked hard to create the best solution for all – one that meets our regulatory requirements, accommodates our necessary growth and minimises the impact on the people who live in our neighbouring communities. Our consultation is being run in accordance with the Civil Aviation Authority’s CAP725 Airspace Change Guidance. To give you confidence, we have also commissioned a Quality Assurance of our consultation process by the Consultation Institute (consultationinstitute.org).

Since the consultation opened on 30 January we have been gathering feedback via our website and freepost address and have had over 2,000 responses. As we enter the final weeks of the consultation we are inviting all with an interest in our Airspace Change Programme and flight path options to give us their views on our proposals, whatever your views.

 

Bothwell Street fascia signs disallowed

Leith Central CC submitted an objection to a planning application for ‘two illuminated fascia signs’ on Bothwell Street. Our grounds were

  • negative light pollution on neighouring residential properties
  • wasteful energy consumption
  • safety concerns caused by reflected sunlight from large surfaces
  • setting a precedent for what would be an alien element in Edinburgh’s townscape.

We are vey pleased that Edinburgh Council has rejected this application. It seems like a small victory for local democracy.