Dryden Gait: proposed amendments to waiting restrictions

In accordance with the terms of the Local Authorities’ Traffic Orders (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 1999,  City of Edinburgh Council proposes to promote an order which will amend waiting restrictions at various locations, including Dryden Gait.

Map of proposed waiting restrictions on Dryden Gait

Click the graphic to see the full-size PDF.

Formal objections are not invited at this stage, as a further period will be allowed for the submission of objections when the proposals are formally advertised. CEC will welcome comments on this proposal up to 23 July. Relevant contact details are here: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20016/roads_travel_and_parking/263/view_or_comment_on_traffic_orders

LCCC minutes: May 2018 ordinary meeting

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 21 May at 7:00pm

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

Please note that section 5 below (on Stead’s Place) has not been adopted, and so remains in draft status. This is due to need to check Drum Property Group’s record against ours. All other sections below have been adopted. Continue reading

LCCC minutes: May 2018 ordinary meeting draft minutes

Draft minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 21 May at 7:00pm

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

LCCC minutes: April 2018

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 16 April 2018 at 7:00pm

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

LCCC May meeting AGM and ordinary meeting agendas

This month’s meeting will consist of firstly the annual general meeting, then the ordinary meeting.

The meeting is at 7pm on Monday 21 May, at McDonald Road Library. Continue reading

LCCC annual report, 21 May 2018

Another year has passed in which Leith Walk, our much-loved and iconic high street, continues to dominate our meetings. Depending who you’re talking to, Leith Walk, once designated as a pedestrian-friendly boulevard or, more recently, a dual carriageway with pedestrian-deterrent paving (if the current tram designs go ahead), continues to be a political football. Plagued by disruption and road works for over 12 long years, residents are fed up and sharply divided as to whether the trams, should the plans be approved, will actually benefit the area. Continue reading

Parking petition a success – so far

The petition sponsored by Leith Central Community Council, Improving Parking in the Leith Central Area (LCA), closed on 10 May with 390 signatures. On Thursday 17 May, members of LCCC and Abbeyhill Colonies Residents Association (ACRA) were invited to the Transport and Environment Committee to speak to the petition.

Iona McLeod, ACRA chairperson and spokesperson for the LCCC Working Group on Parking, spoke about the issues around parking in the area. Charlotte Encombe, LCCC Chairperson, and Sheila Kennedy, LCCC Secretary and ACRA Treasurer, made supplementary comments. Councillor Susan Rae of the Green Party was there in a supportive role and also spoke of the effect parking pressures can have on residents in the area. You can see the full discussion, from 1:59, at https://edinburgh.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/293987.

The points made were well received by the committee and it was agreed that we had met the criteria in Section 2 of the Controlled Parking and Priority Parking Protocol.

Council officers are currently working on a strategic plan on parking for the whole city with a report due in August. It was agreed that the LCA would be considered as part of this review but also as a separate entity due to its particular pressures. If Controlled Parking Zones were to be extended following this report, this would be done on a rolling basis and LCA would be one of the first. The pressures discussed were:

  • The proximity of the area to the city centre and the use of the area by commuters
  • The proposals to extend the tram and the extra effects this would have on parking and pollution
  • The current and proposed developments in the area which put further pressures on parking.

In the very short term, a Council officer agreed to look at better enforcement, in discussion with colleagues in Parking, to deal with drivers who park on double yellow lines or who double park and cause obstructions.

The delegates left the meeting feeling very positive but will await further developments!