LCCC May 2019 approved minutes

Minutes of the AGM of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 20 May 2019 at 7:00pm

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

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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

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.

Anti racist fundraising event: Out of the Blue, this Sunday

(adapted from a communication from Scotland Against Criminalising Communities, forwarded to us on 6 March by Cllr Nick Gardner)

What: Comedy Against Racism: The Truth Hurts – a show by Aamer Rahman

When: Sunday March 8th, 7pm

Where: Out of the Blue drill hall, 36 Dalmeny StEdinburgh EH6 8RG

Cost: £6 waged / £3 unwaged / £10 solidarity price

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