LCCC received the email below on 8 June 2020 along with drawings for Forrest Road, The Mound, George IV Bridge, South Bridge (a fifth drawing for North Bridge was obtained separately from NTBCC’s website), inviting us to respond within five business days to the proposals.
Given that five days are insufficient to allow for a considered response to complex proposals, even at the best of times, we wrote back (see below) stating that LCCC is not in a position to respond formally and substantially while much of public and democratic life is curtailed under emergency powers and LCCC is not able to hold public, properly constituted meetings.
LCCC regrets that the procedural shortcomings of a foreshortened consultation process may impinge on the quality of the proposed measures and undermine public trust and support.
3 Matters arising from previous minutes (and not included on agenda below)
4 Community Police Officer’s Report
5 Pre-application presentation and Q&A regarding Powderhall stables, bowling greens and former waste transfer station site led by David Robertson (Senior Construction Project Manager in CEC’s Housing Management & Development Department) for the owner/developer and Carl Baker (Collective Architecture) 19/04682/PAN @ 165 Broughton Road EH7 4LG
6.a to note: Glencairn Properties have acquired the brownfield site at 11-23 Montrose Terrace (former filling station) with a view of erecting purpose-built student accommodation; current plans will be on view on 19 December, inviting feedback. Following the submission of a formal planning application, a presentation at the February 2020 LCCC meeting is likely.
6.b to note: status of current planning applications (DEC 2019)
6.c to agree: LCCC submission regarding 19/05092/FUL (demolition of existing building and erection of 58 flatted residential development @14 Ashley Place
6.d to note: update on place briefs for East and West side of lower Leith Walk
6.e to note: any other Planning matters relevant to LCCC area
7 LCCC Governance and Office Bearers’ reports
7.a Community Council elections
7.a.i to note: update on problems with CC election processes in October
7.a.ii to note: vacancies for individual Community Councillors and representatives from recognised (registered) local interest groups
7.b Appointment of LCCC members to committees, committee conveners and subject leads, LCCC representation on outside bodies