Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, Thursday 30 January 2019

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, held in Leith Community Education Centre on Thursday 30 January 2019 at 5:30pm

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Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, Thursday 10 January 2019

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, held in Leith Community Education Centre on Thursday 10 January 2019 at 5:30pm

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Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 29 November 2018

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, held in Leith Community Education Centre on Thursday 29 November at 5:30pm

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Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 1 November 2018

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, held in Leith Community Education Centre on Thursday 01 November at 5:30pm

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Newhaven Trams (revised designs) – public drop-in events

Three Public Drop-in events are planned for consideration of the revised designs for the Trams extension to Newhaven.

This will enable people to see progress addressing results of the first consultation (May 2018). The drop-in events will be followed by a second consultation (date to be confirmed).

Date: Tuesday 02/10/2018
Venue: Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Dalmeny Street (unstaffed exhibition)
Time: 2.00pm – 7.00pm

Date: Saturday 13/10/2018
Venue: Ocean Terminal (staffed exhibition)
Time: 12.00 noon – 5.00pm

Date: Monday 22/10/2018
Venue: McDonald Road Library (staffed exhibition)
Time: 2.00pm – 7.00pm

public exhibition: Western Harbour

(adapted from an email from Forth Ports)

Forth Ports are revising their proposals for the ongoing development of Western Harbour. The proposals will facilitate the development of new homes, the relocation of Victoria Primary School with associated games area and the creation of Western Harbour Park. The potential for a new medical centre will also be recognised. In order to facilitate the proposals Forth Ports are preparing a Revised Design Framework which will be submitted to the Council in late August 2018.

Forth Ports will be hosting a public exhibition at Ocean Terminal on 25th June 2018 between 2.30pm and 7.30pm (on the first floor between Ocean Bar and Superdry) setting out their proposals and this will provide the public with an opportunity to provide their feedback.

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poster about public exhibition

Tram Extension to Newhaven

Last year, the newly-elected City of Edinburgh Council voted to press ahead with preparations for the tram extension (short of construction works), by allocating monies to draw up detailed plans in readiness for the tender process and to consult with residents, businesses and other stakeholders. At the same time, the Council halted the repair and renewal of Leith Walk (severely damaged during the previous, aborted attempt to build a tram line through LCCC’s area) which had progressed up Leith Walk at a snail’s pace for the last 7 years.

While the tender preparation process has continued in the background over the last few months we have now reached the consultation stage. In particular, the tram team will attend the next LCCC meeting on 16 April for a presentation and Q&A session. The meeting is open to the public and we would encourage local residents and businesses to attend.

Before that, there are a number of public information days during this”first-round” consultation:

  • 22 March: Leith Theatre 10-6
  • 3 April: McDonald Rd Library 10-4
  • 12 April: Leith Community Education Centre 3-9
  • 21 April: Ocean Terminal 12-5

In addition, a lot of pertinent information has been made available on this website: www.edinburgh.gov.uk/tramstonewhaven/

Leith Central CC has set up a short-life taskforce to study the drawings available at the information days and the papers published on the website, and we would encourage readers to do likewise, so that we all arrive at the LCCC meeting on 16 April as fully informed as possible, and ready to ask hard questions.