Friends of Pilrig park: survey and news

CEC survey about relaxed grass cutting

The local parks team want help making the right decisions about the amount of the park that is given over to more wild-looking grass with wildflower areas, and where to place it.

Please take a look at the survey (Word document) and forward on your answers and any thoughts to friendsofpilrigpark@gmail.com.

Any changes would be started in the winter, so that we would see the effects next summer. Continue reading

Edinburgh Partnership Review and Consultation of Governance and Community Planning Arrangements

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

The Edinburgh Partnership is carrying out a consultation on improving community planning governance arrangements in the city following a period of review.The consultation is asking your views on:

  • How communities and community groups can more effectively influence decisions about their communities.
  • How the governance arrangements can be improved to:
    • make it clear how decisions are made, and who is making them, by improving the groups and structures involved
    • make partnership working stronger
    • make better connections between the different levels of the partnership working in the city.

The consultation is now open and can be accessed using the following link: Consultation link.

You can also take part in this consultation by using the attached word document. It comes with supporting documentation and an equalities monitoring form. The completed word document should be emailed to community.planning@edinburgh.gov.uk or returned by post to:

Community Strategies Unit
The City of Edinburgh Council
Business Centre 2/1
Waverley Court
4 East Market Street
Edinburgh, EH4 7BG.

The consultation closes on Sunday 9th September 2018.

If you need further information or support to participate in this consultation please contact us at community.planning@edinburgh.gov.uk.

Outdoor Advertising consultation

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

Edinburgh Council is reviewing its planning guidance on outdoor advertising (the adverts you see on the side of the road or on the pavement). Stakeholders and members of the public are being asked for their views to help to inform new guidance.

The consultation, which will run until 14 September, is asking people what types of outdoor advertising are acceptable, where it is suitable, as well as what they think about more adverts changing to become digital.

Views gathered after the consultation will help to inform the new planning guidance which will go to a future Planning Committee for approval. When approved it will be used to assess new outdoor advertising applications going forward.

Your comments would be much appreciated: please click here for the survey.

If you have any further comments or would like to discuss the issues in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Anna Grant | Senior Planner | Place Directorate | City of Edinburgh Council | Waverley Court – Level G3, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG | Tel: 0131 529 3521 | e-mail: anna.grant@edinburgh.gov.uk | www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Invitation to attend second round of public consultation events for proposals at Stead’s Place, Leith Walk

Drum Property Group is offering further public consultation events:

  • Former Barnardo’s shop, 144-148 Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH6 5DT
    • on Tuesday 1st May 4pm-7pm
  • Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh EH6 8RG
    • on Friday 4th May 12pm-8pm and
    • on Saturday 5th May 12pm-5pm

Click the graphic for maps and contact details:

Heat opportunities mapping: public consultation on draft supplementary guidance

The City of Edinburgh Council has prepared draft Supplementary Guidance on Heat Opportunities Mapping. This sets out potential opportunities for establishing district heat networks within the context of the Local Development Plan.

You can view the draft Supplementary Guidance online at http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/supplementaryguidance or through the Council’s Consultation Hub: consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/heat-supplementary-guidance.

(All of CEC’s Supplementary Guidance, providing further details on policies in the adopted Edinburgh Local Development Plan is online at http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/supplementaryguidance.)

The consultation begins on Thursday 29 March 2018 and closes on Thursday 10 May 2018.  All response should be submitted via the Consultation Hub.

If you have any queries about the draft guidance, then please contact Lynne McMenemy of CEC by email: lynne.mcmenemy@edinburgh.gov.uk or telephone 0131 529 2485.

Lynne McMenemy|Planning Officer|Development Plan team|Place Directorate|The City of Edinburgh Council |Waverley Court, Level G3, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG|Tel 0131 529 2485|lynne.mcmenemy@edinburgh.gov.uk|www.edinburgh.gov.uk

LCCC minutes: February 2018

The following minutes were approved at LCCC’s meeting on 19 March 2018.

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 19 February 2018 at 7:00pm

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