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LCCC April 2022 full agenda

Monday, 25 April 2022 at 7pm – 9pm
at Hillside Bowling Club (access from 138 Montgomery Street)

AGENDA

  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 March 2022 
  3. Matters arising from previous minutes (and not included on agenda below)
  4. Policing matters
    1. to note: Police report March/April 2022
  5. Communal bin hub roll-out in LCCC area – update on progress and issues encountered Presentation by Erica Manfroi, Project Delivery Manager – Communal Bin Review and Andres Lices, Engineer, Waste – Communal Bin Review Project Team; followed by Q&A
    1. to note: advance questions for CEC officers
  6. Transport & Clean Streets
    1. Update on Trams to Newhaven construction works and final design (verbal)
      1. to note: issues for residents
      2. to note: issues for businesses
    2. to note: update on Pilrig Cable Wheels (and example for similar display in Bo’ness)
    3. to note: update on Scottish Water roadworks in Albert St/Murano Place
    4. to note: any other Transport & Clean Streets matters relevant to LCCC area
  7. Planning
    1. to note: application by CW Properties, Cambay and CA Ventures for the Demolition of existing warehouse building and construction of sui generis flatted dwellings including mainstream, affordable and student accommodation with a ground floor commercial unit and associated infrastructure, landscaping, and a reconfiguration of the existing car park @ Land To East Of 139 Leith Walk Edinburgh (22/01563/FUL)
      1. to agree: LCCC to comment after May meeting (public deadline for comments is 20 May 2022)
    2. to note: update on Portacabins situation on Iona Street
    3. to note: update on Bingo Hall (former Capitol Cinema in Manderston Street) and possible deputation to Planning Committee
    4. to note: consultation to ascertain public views on the contents of a future licensing policy for Short Term Lets (deadline 10 June 2022)
    5. to note: Status of current planning applications in LCCC area (APR22)
      1. to note: historical status notes are archived here
    6. to note: any other Planning matters relevant to LCCC area
  8. Parks & Green Spaces
    1. to note: update on Water of Leith walkway (partial closure between Newhaven and Anderson)
    2. to note: update on Rosebank cemetery graffitti
    3. to note: any Parks & Green Spaces matters relevant to LCCC area
  9. LCCC Governance
    1. to note: May and June 2022 meetings will be held again at the Nelson Hall at McDonald Road Library
    2. to note: organisational details of the June AGM to be finalised at the May 2022 meeting
    3. to note: joint CC stall at Leith Gala Day 11 June 2022 – volunteers needed
  10. Open Forum (local residents)[1]
  11. AOCB (LCCC members)[2]
  12. Bulletin: Edinburgh’s Abbey’s Cafe under threat after road closures for student flats development see takings plummet (EN 22-04-22)
  13. 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): 16 May; 20 June (AGM)

[1] this agenda point allows members of the public to raise issues of public interest; during online meetings, please raise your virtual hand

[2] this agenda point allows LCCC members to raise issues not covered by the agenda

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 19 August 2021

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting (Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 19 August 2021 at 5:30pm

Actions and decisions are red italic. ‘TT’ means ‘Trams Team’. Names are sometimes abbreviated to initials.

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LCCC May 2021 meeting agenda

  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 19 April 2021
  3. Matters arising from previous minutes (and not included on agenda below)
  4. Transport & Clean Streets
    1. Trams to Newhaven
      1. to agree: LCCC’s objections to the tram TROs (TRO/20/24A and TRO/20/24B)
      2. to note: CCTT/TT minutes of 25 March 2021
      3. to note: issues that have been raised in Leopold Place, Windsor Street, London Road, Montgomery Street arising from temporary traffic management connected to tram works and SfP schemes
      4. to note: any issues that have arisen for local residents or businesses that have not been dealt with satisfactorily by the Tram Project Team
    2. to note: update on Communal Bin Enhancement scheme in LCCC area
    3. to note: any other Transport & Clean Street matters relevant to LCCC area
  5. LCCC Governance and Office Bearers’ Reports
    1. to note: resignation of Amy Woodhouse, Engagement Officer, due to relocation outwith LCCC area
    2. to agree: vote of thanks for Amy Woodhouse’s work
    3. to agree: to appoint interim Engagement Officer
    4. to note: need for handover of Teams admin
    5. to note: update on LCCC’s emerging communications protocol
    6. to note: problems with reaching LCCC ex officio member and CEC ward councillor Lewis Ritchie by email
    7. to note: changes to LCCC’s ex officio membership following recent Scottish parliamentary elections
  6. Planning
    1. to note: LCCC objection to 21/00991/FUL and 21/00990/CON at 27 Arthur Street
    2. to note: LCCC comments on 20/05553/FUL at 106 – 162 Leith Walk
    3. to note: Housing & Student Housing in Leith & NE Edinburgh since 2016 (compiled by Andy Arthur and Gordon Carmichael)
    4. to note: any other Planning matters relevant to LCCC area
  7. Parks & Green Spaces
    1. to note: delays to Stage 1 of Powderhall NW-SE Green Corridor
  8. Open Forum (local residents)[1]
  9. AOCB (LCCC members)[2]
  10. Bulletin[3]
    1. Former biscuit factory reborn as year-round food, drink, arts and festival destination in Leith (EN, 12-05-21)
    2. The Inverse Care Law in road safety (Essential Evidence No.38, published April 2021 by Edinburgh Napier University’s Transport Research Institute)
  11. Future Ordinary Meetings (usually 3rd Monday of the month) and meeting topics/presentations
    1. to agree: AGM on 21 June 2021
    2. to note: future meetings (face to face as soon as possible) on 3rd Monday of each month at 7pm (except July and December)
    3. to note: future presentations and charrettes
      1. tbc: talk by CEC Archeology Officer and FCA on findings at 70, 72 Newhaven Road (17/01183/FUL)

[1] this agenda point allows members of the public to raise issues of public interest; during online meetings, please raise your virtual hand

[2] this agenda point allows LCCC members to raise issues not covered by the agenda

[3] Items of local interest that may be raised at a future LCCC meeting – not for discussion at this meeting)

Covid-19 measures for Easter Road, Gt Junction St: LCCC’s response

Dear Councillor Macinnes

We acknowledge receipt of the email below and the attached map indicating that there are proposed Covid-19 Emergency Road Measures for Easter Road and Great Junction Street. However, we await a further Council email explaining exactly what is proposed, as all we have received is a map with a few red lines, no legend and no site-specific details. We don’t really understand how we are supposed to respond this, as it adds nothing to what was in the outline proposals approved on 14 May. Has no further detailed planning been done in the intervening five weeks?

We are being told that there is no time for normal expectations associated with consultations and are asked if we want to raise any issues.

The main issue we have is with the absence of a credible process: I am sure everyone on the extensive (GDPR-compliant?) mailing list below is a very busy person and may not be able to respond within the given timescale to potentially very complex proposals (let alone understand them in the absence of concrete details) with all their knock-on effects into neighbouring streets and on a wide variety of legitimate (and sometimes vulnerable) users. Where do the proposals go, if the physical distancing guidance is reduced to 1m in early July, as flagged up by the First Minister last week? Will a rushed implementation of measures which – if well-planned and consulted upon may well have merit – not undermine wider public support for a more pedestrian-friendly environment in the longer term?

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LCCC October 2019 approved minutes

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Leith Community Education Centre on Monday 21 October 2019 at 7:30pm Continue reading