LCCC approved minutes: March 2018

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 19 March 2018 at 7:00pm

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New measures aimed at keeping cyclists safe on Leith Walk

(adapted from an email from Rory Garriock on behalf of Newhaven Tram. We apologise for not getting this out sooner, but we received the email only 2 days ago.)

Work is due to get under way this week to improve safety at various locations on Leith Walk, including what is believed to be the first installation in Scotland of a particular type of cycleway delineators.  They will be put in place at locations on the east and west side of Leith Walk at Pilrig Street and the east side of Leith Walk at Brunswick Road. This work is being carried out by MacKenzie Construction.

In addition to these new delineators, Leith Programme Phase 4 contractor Crummock will carry out a series of remedial works to road surfacing defects, road gullies/manholes and additional safety markings to the cycleway. The same traffic management sub-contractor will be used in order to coordinate the works and to minimise traffic disruption while these works are ongoing.

The programme of construction works will be as follows:

  • 18th April – 20th April: Crummock undertaking remedial works to road surfacing defect on the northbound lane at Pilrig Street junction
  • 23rd April – 4th May: MacKenzie Construction undertaking works to install cycleway delineators at the locations noted above
  • 23rd April – 4th May: (for a period of up to 2 weeks) Crummock undertaking further defect remedial works at various locations between Iona Street and Brunswick Street

LCCC DRAFT minutes: March 2018

Please note that these are draft minutes, and may not be take as authoritative unless approved at LCCC’s next meeting.

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

LCCC minutes: February 2018

The following minutes were approved at LCCC’s meeting on 19 March 2018.

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 19 February 2018 at 7:00pm

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

TIMING CORRECTION: Steads Place Pre-application consultation

We apologise for some tiny gremlins that crept into this post, which has now been corrected. The correct times for the public sessions are:

  • 23 March   Out of the Blue Drill Hall 12-8
  • 24 March   Out of the Blue Drill Hall 12-5
  • 4 May        Out of the Blue Drill Hall 12-8
  • 5 May        Out of the Blue Drill Hall 12-5

 

Stead’s Place: pre-application consultation on demolition of existing buildings and erection of a mixed use development (18/01015/PAN)

LCCC’s very well attended meeting on 19 March (photo credit: L Porteous)

Drum Property Group, the new owners of the buildings at 156-162 Leith Walk, have initiated the statutory pre-application consultation (PAC) process prior to developing their site. The developer’s plans, as intimated in their pre-application notice (PAN), are

‘the demolition of existing buildings and erection of a mixed use development including affordable housing (flats), post graduate student accommodation, hotel (Class 7), restaurant (Class 3), space for potential community (Class 10 & 11), retail (Class 1), public house or commercial uses (Class 2 & 4). Includes associated infrastructure, landscaping and car parking’

As part of the PAC process, LCCC has asked the developer for a presentation and Q&A session, which has now been set for Monday, 21 May 2018.

Prior to that there will be exhibitions, where the developer’s pre-application plans can be studied:

  • 23 March   Out of the Blue Drill Hall 12-8
  • 24 March   Out of the Blue Drill Hall 12-5
  • 4 May        Out of the Blue Drill Hall 12-8
  • 5 May        Out of the Blue Drill Hall 12-5

Pre-application plans, by their very nature, are often still quite vague; the intention of the planning process is to invite constructive input from members of the public before the plans are ‘set in stone’. The planning process requires the developer to consider such input with a view to incorporating it into their application drawings. Or to set them aside by providing adequate reasoning.

LCCC has set up a short-life taskforce to study the pre-application drawings, and we would encourage readers to do likewise, so that we all arrive at the LCCC meeting on 21 May as fully informed as possible, and ready to ask questions and provide constructive input.