Leith Programme Stakeholder Update 110 – Phase 4 (Iona Street to Brunswick Street)

(adapted from an email from Michael Motion,  Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure, Turner & Townsend, sent at 11:31 on 2017_09_17)

Proposed works and worksite locations for w/c 18th September

  • Kerb realignment has been completed at the Iona Street junction, and the footpath slabbing works will progress this week
  • Completion of the footpath slabbing to the S/E corner of the Brunswick Street junction will continue this week
  • Continuing the Scottish Water works at Croall Place, followed by the footpath reinstatement works
  • Albert Street will close today for 2 weeks to accommodate the Leith Walk road re-surfacing works with associated traffic management and local diversions in place to accommodate these works
  • Road surfacing works are continuing north to south on Leith Walk, are progressing well, and will be focussed on the East side going past Albert Street this week

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Have your say! Protection and maintenance of Edinburgh’s setted streets

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

The City of Edinburgh Council is working in partnership with Edinburgh World Heritage and Historic Environment Scotland to develop a strategy for the protection and maintenance of setted streets.

Stone setts add significant historic and cultural value to the streets of Edinburgh and are an important feature of our cityscape.

We have a duty to protect the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site, Conservation Areas and other historic parts of the city. This protection includes the setting of Edinburgh’s many listed buildings, where setted streets are an integral part of their identity and authenticity.

However, when setted streets are not properly maintained, they can have implications for walking, cycling and driving. Damaged setts are often replaced with alternative materials like tarmac as a temporary solution. This can result in an unsightly and uncared for appearance.

Have your say

To help inform the strategy we’d like to know what you think about setted streets and their value to the city. We are also interested to know what impediments, if any, you think setted streets can have on our movement.

You can give us your views until Wednesday 11 October 2017 on our Consultation Hub.

Picardy Place is changing: ‘what it means for you’

(with thanks to The Spurtle for alerting us to this)

Together for Edinburgh (a consortium of City of Edinburgh Council, Edinburgh St James [i.e. developers TH Real Estate], Laing ORourke, and the Scottish Futures Trust) has invited ‘important stakeholders’ (i.e. locals) to be told ‘what [the changes to Picardy Place] mean for you’.

Sessions will be at Valvona & Crolla Vincaffè, 11 Multrees Walk

  • Friday 22 September (4pm to 7pm)
  • Saturday 23 September (10am to 4pm)

The Spurtle is concerned that ‘there is no mention on the invitation of you telling them what you think about it, or of contributing to planning democracy by describing what you’d like to see at the start of the design process. As far as we can see, it will be all one-way traffic’.

 

LCCC June minutes – final version

With apologies for delay, please click to download the approved minutes for LCCC’s June 2017 meeting: 2017_06_19 final.

Delay was due to

  1. The draft minutes could not be approved until LCCC met in August. (In common with many CCs, LCCC does not meet in July.)
  2. LCCC’s minutes secretary and web-weaver was unavailable for some of August and September due to personal and work commitments.

LCCC August meeting agenda

Outline Agenda LCCC 21 August 2017

  1. Welcome, introductions, attendance and apologies
  2. Approval of Minutes of 19 June 2017 meeting
  3. Matters Arising
  4. Community Police Officer’s Report
  5. LCCC Office Bearers’ Reports
  6. Planning
  7. Transport
  8. Environment
  9. Councillors’ reports, MSPs’ reports, MP’s report
  10. Open Forum
  11. Bulletin
  12. AOCB
  13. Future Meetings (usually 3rd Monday of the month) and meeting topics/presentations

A detailed agenda will be available nearer the time.

Leith Programme Stakeholder Update 104: Phase 4 (Pilrig Street to McDonald Road) Weekly lookahead (w/c Monday 31st July 2017)

(adapted from an email sent by Steven Jackson of Turner & Townsend at 11:25 on 28 July. We apologise for the late posting of this news: our web-weaver was on holiday.)

Dear Stakeholder,

Following work completed to date we are targeting completing all pre embargo works and removing traffic management on Monday 31st July. Continue reading

Leith Programme Stakeholder Update 104: Phase 4 (Pilrig Street to McDonald Road) Weekly lookahead (w/c Monday 24th July 2017)

(adapted from an email sent by Steven Jackson, Associate Director, Infrastructure, Turner & Townsend, at 14:57 on 2017_07_21)

 

With regards to the works and worksite locations for next week, these have been specified and set as the following:

  • Paving from Croall Place N/W corner to Shrub Place Lane set to continue and be completed by mid-next week.
  • Paving towards corner of Brunswick Street set to be completed on this coming Saturday (22nd July).
  • Taring of footway with corduroy paving slabs on Albert Place to begin next week and be completed by Friday 28th July.
  • Taring and slabbing of tactile paving set to begin next Tuesday on corner that meets Elm Row with Brunswick Street. To be finished by Friday 28th July.
  • Slabbing at bus stop shelter on Crighton Place to begin next week and be finished by Friday 28th July. Small section of slabbing on opposite side of the road also to be complete with regards to the same timeframe.
  • Traffic Management plan to be put in place next week allowing for completion of road markings at McDonald Road junction. Road markings to be finished Friday 28th July.
  • Road crossing islands (All three at McDonald Road junction and Albert Street junction) to be completed by Monday 24th July.
  • Taring and completion of curbing at Iona St as well as junction road markings to be done and completed on Friday 28th July.

Again, we remain on target to have completed our works, allowing the McDonald Road/Brunswick Road to re-open for the Edinburgh Festival embargo, and for all worksite boundary fencing to be removed off site, by the end of July.  For the safety of re-opening the junction, we are planning to do this as of Monday 31st July, as opposed to the previous Friday, 28th July.

Further to this, the demobilisation of the Iona Street compound will commence as of Monday 31st July, with the compound off site entirely by Friday 4th August.  At this time, the prohibition on entry to Iona Street from Leith Walk will be in place.

Should you have queries, or require any further information, in regards to the above, please do not hesitate to contact me direct or by using leith.programme@edinburgh.gov.uk.

Kind regards

Steven Jackson, Associate Director, Infrastructure, Turner & Townsend
Osborne House, 1 Osborne Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5HG
t: +44 (0) 131 347 3400 | m: +44 (0) 7764 443028 | www.turnerandtownsend.com