Matters arising from previous minutes (and not included on agenda below)
Community Police Officer’s Rreport
Proposed purpose-built student accommodation development with community space, associated infrastructure and amenity space, bicycle parking, landscaping and upgrade of pedestrian path and steps @ 11 – 23 Montrose Terrace Edinburgh (20/00496/FUL)
to note: Leith Central Community Council are statutory consultees for this application
to note: presentation and Q&A by Glencairn (applicants) regarding this application
to note: extended deadline for LCCC comments (20 March 2020)
to note: status of current planning applications (FEB 2020)
to agree: LCCC’s consultation response to consultation on place brief for East side of lower Leith Walk between Leith Walk and Halmyre Street
to note: update on SLW’s community right to buy campaign
to note: Draft notes of Pre-Application Presentation at January LCCC meeting regarding 19/05515/PAN 2-4, 6,14 Bonnington Road Lane and 200 Bonnington Road Edinburgh EH6 5RB, made by Orbit for the developer
Local plan (City Plan 2030)
to note: consultation “Choices for City Plan 2030” (main issues report) underway (ends 27-03-20) and parallel City Mobility Plan (see item 9b below)
3 Matters arising from previous minutes (and not included on agenda below)
4 Community Police Officer’s Report
5 Pre-application presentation and Q&A regarding Powderhall stables, bowling greens and former waste transfer station site led by David Robertson (Senior Construction Project Manager in CEC’s Housing Management & Development Department) for the owner/developer and Carl Baker (Collective Architecture) 19/04682/PAN @ 165 Broughton Road EH7 4LG
6.a to note: Glencairn Properties have acquired the brownfield site at 11-23 Montrose Terrace (former filling station) with a view of erecting purpose-built student accommodation; current plans will be on view on 19 December, inviting feedback. Following the submission of a formal planning application, a presentation at the February 2020 LCCC meeting is likely.
6.b to note: status of current planning applications (DEC 2019)
6.c to agree: LCCC submission regarding 19/05092/FUL (demolition of existing building and erection of 58 flatted residential development @14 Ashley Place
6.d to note: update on place briefs for East and West side of lower Leith Walk
6.e to note: any other Planning matters relevant to LCCC area
7 LCCC Governance and Office Bearers’ reports
7.a Community Council elections
7.a.i to note: update on problems with CC election processes in October
7.a.ii to note: vacancies for individual Community Councillors and representatives from recognised (registered) local interest groups
7.b Appointment of LCCC members to committees, committee conveners and subject leads, LCCC representation on outside bodies
Glencairn Properties have acquired the brownfield site at 11-23 Montrose Terrace (former filling station) with a view of erecting purpose-built student accommodation (up to 145 beds). Their plans will be on view on 19 December (see flyer below), inviting feedback. Following the submission of a formal planning application, a presentation to the February 2020 LCCC meeting is likely.
The following is not just a standard ‘Leith Programme’ announcement: the message below outlines a cluster of major projects, each of which will have a major (negative, at least during the prolonged construction period) impact on Leith Walk and its hinterland, even if well-managed.
Particularly noteworthy: no word about how any of this impacts on the completion of the existing ‘Leith Programme’, i.e. fixing Leith Walk along its whole length. Is this just absence of contingency planning – in case the tram outline business case is deemed to be not robust or the tram project start is delayed? Or has the idea to completely repair Leith Walk repairs already been abandoned?
Tram to Newhaven Update
The Outline Business Case (OBC) for taking Edinburgh’s tram service down to Leith and Newhaven will be published on the Council’s website on Tuesday 29 August at 7.00am.
(adapted from an email sent by Michael Motion of Turner & Townsend at 18:00 on 8 August. We apologise for the late posting of this news: our web-weaver was on holiday.)
Leith Programme Phase 4 is currently observing the Edinburgh Festival embargo on road works within the city and, as such, has now demobilised fully from Leith Walk and Iona Street. The Contractor will return to site to re-mobilise and commence the remaining works as of Monday 28thAugust. Continue reading →