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LCCC March 2022 full agenda

Monday, 21 March 2022 at 7pm – 9pm, at Hillside Bowling Club (9A Brunton Pl, EH7 5EG)

    1. Welcome, introductions, attendance, apologies
      1. to note: declarations of interest in any items on the agenda
      2. to agree: order of business below
    2. Approval of minutes of the ordinary LCCC meeting on 21 February 2022 meeting
    3. Matters arising from previous minutes (and not included on agenda below)
    4. Policing matters
    5. Transport & clean streets
      1. Update on Trams to Newhaven construction works and final design
        1. to note: Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 10 February 2022
        2. to note: construction issues
        3. to note: issues for businesses during construction (and final design)
      2. to note: update on roll out of Communal Bin Review (CBR) Phase 1 and 2 in the context of the Strategic Parking Review in “Pilrig”, Leith Walk” and “Abbeyhill
        1. to note: bin hub roll out issues at Abbeyhill and elsewhere in LCCC areas
        2. to agree: presentation on CBR by CEC officers Erica Manfroi and Andres Lices at the April LCCC meeting
      3. to note: reports of fly tipping 2019-2021 (by ward)
      4. to note: Scottish Water roadworks in Albert St/Murano Place
      5. to note: any other Transport & Clean Streets matters relevant to LCCC area
    6. Planning
      1. to note: Bingo Hall (former Capitol Cinema in Manderston Street) missing from the approved extension of the Leith Conservation Area and joint CCs letter of protest
      2. to note: LCCC’s objection to 22/00745/FUL | Proposed conversion of bowling club and bowling green to residential dwelling and garden. | 54 Rosslyn Crescent Edinburgh EH6 5AX
      3. to note: Status of current planning applications in LCCC area (MAR22)
      4. to note: any other Planning matters relevant to LCCC area
    7. Parks & Green Spaces
      1. to note: any Parks & Green Spaces matters relevant to LCCC area
    8. LCCC Governance
      1. to note: The Gunning Principles for consultations
    9. Open Forum (local residents)
    10. AOCB (LCCC members)
    11. Future Ordinary Meetings (usually 3rd Monday of the month) and meeting topics/presentations
      1. to note: future meetings on 3rd Monday of each month at 7pm (except July and December): 18 (or 25) April, 16 May (AGM)

Leith Arches will be in conservation area… with a big exclusion

Back in November 2021, Edinburgh Council consulted on extending the Leith Conservation Area to the red-stone arches on Mandserston Street. We shared the consultation and supported the proposal.

The propsal was accepted by Edinburgh Council’s Planning Committee on Wednesday 23rd February 2022. However it does not include the building that currently houses the Bingo Hall, which was present on the consultation’s plans.

Please see below our joint letter, co-signed with our neighbours Leith Harbour & Newhaven Community Council and Leith Links Community Council both expressing our concerns with the process and our request that the Council to void the approval of the extension of the Leith Conservation Area and reinstate the Bingo Hall in the proposed Leith Conservation Area.

LCCC November 2021 minutes

Minutes of Leith Central Community Council ordinary meeting, held via
MS Teams, on Monday 15 November 2021 at 7:00pm

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

Leith Community Councils call for conservation of the Manderston Street arches

In response to Edinburgh Council’s consultation on extending the Leith Conservation Area to include the former railway line that used to run across Leith Walk, the three community councils representing Leith (whose boundaries meet near the proposed area) have penned the following repsonse:

We, Leith Community Councils, would like to express our full support in response to the initiative by the Council to seek views from the Community about the proposal to extend the Leith Conservation Area to include the arches on Manderston Street / Jane street along with the former Capitol Theatre.

The significance, for Leith, of permanent elements such as these arches cannot be underestimated. Not only do they contribute to Leith’s collective memory, they also help Edinburgh reconcile itself to its industrial past by revealing layers of railway, manufacturing and service traditions.

Protecting such a landmark is about finding a balance between singular monuments like the arches and embracing sensitive new developments in Leith. It is about propelling Leith in a future where the Community keeps a sense of belonging, both symbolically and physically.

By having served the Community for over a hundred years and continuing to do so, the arches represent architecture at its highest degree, where constant alterations of functions emphasise the value of the form, may it be as the present Bingo Hall at 24 Manderston Street which once was Edinburgh’s largest cinema or the arches where airplanes used to be made.

We, Leith Community Councils, aspire to protect Leith’s unique character and appearance for future generations and for the city itself so we strongly support the inclusion of the arches and former cinema to the Leith Conservation Area as these are not only Leith’s architectural heritage, they are Edinburgh’s true foundations.

Leith Central Community Council

Leith Harbour & Newhaven Community Council

Leith Links Community Council

The consultation closes on December 19th if you wish to contribute.

Should the railway arches be part of the Leith Conservation Area?

The railway line that used to run across Leith Walk near Jane Street and Manderston Street could soon become part of the Leith Conservation Area, according to the Council.

The current Conservation Area protects buildings on Leith Walk, but doesn’t stretch east until Duke Street.

The new plans would include the disused railway line heading towards Pilrig Park as well as the arches on Manderston Street and the Old Capitol Cinema.

Leith Central Community Council previously called for this in the Manderston/Halmyre masterplan review.

They are asking for feedback on the Consultation Hub. The consultation is open until December 19th.