Leith Walk bus diversions from Saturday 28 March 2020

Lothian Buses has published the following summary of bus diversions. This is broadly what was expected and probably was  unavoidable, once the decision to go ahead with the trams was made a year go by CEC. However, the devil is in the detail.

map of bus diversions on Leith Walk, starting 28 March 2020

Click the graphic to see the full-size PDF in a new window.

Please check the Lothian Buses web-page for details of changes.

If you spot detailed changes (i.e. extended timetabled running times, unrealistic journey times, or longer anticipated individual door-to-door journeys because of rerouting), please comment below.

Replacement of underground cabling: Dryden Gait

(adapted from an email from SP Energy Networks)

SP Energy Networks (SPEN) is shortly due to commence work in Dryden Gait as it leaves Shrubhill Substation.

The substation infrastructure has been in place for several decades, and along with the now completed transformer replacement, a section of underground cabling on Dryden Gate (approximately half way up Dryden Gait) as it leaves the substation requires to be replaced to ensure security of the network.

Works are due to start week commencing 20 January 2020 for approximately 8 weeks between 0800 hrs -1700hrs Monday – Friday. The work will be carried out in stages and reinstated each night to allow vehicle access. As with any underground work on the road there will be periods where access is restricted and we ask that you work with the contractors on this – access provision as work is ongoing will only extend the overall timescales of the project and your cooperation is much appreciated. Clear signage will be in place to ensure the work is carried out safely, emergency access will be in place at all times should the need arise.

Residents have also been updated by way of letter drops in relation to the work to be carried out in the area.

SPEN apologises in advance for any inconvenience caused to local residents and assures that work will be completed as quickly as possible.

Should you require any further information please contact Amar Shakoor or Colin Wylie at SP Energy Networks on 0141 614 3749 or 07516 461129.

Regards

Amar Shakoor
Community Liaison
Major Projects
SP Energy Networks
55 Fullerton Drive
Glasgow
G32 8FA
phone 0141 614 3749
mobile 0752 234 6930
email ashakoor@spenergynetworks.co.uk

Trams to Newhaven – Construction work to pause for Christmas and New Year period

adapted from an email from Trams to Newhaven. For more information, please see their latest Project Newsletter.

Please note that construction work on the Trams to Newhaven project will pause for Christmas and New Year from 5.00pm on 20 December 2019 until 7.00am on Monday 6 January 2020.

All open excavations on Constitution Street have been backfilled with sand to protect the ground conditions. Footways have been reinstated where possible and the majority of traffic management on Leith Walk will be removed, with barriers remaining around street lighting columns and build-outs.

During the festive period, we will secure all construction site entry and exit gates using a coded padlock.  All emergency services have been given the code should they need to gain access and the site will be inspected twice a day.

The scaffolding at the South Leith Parish Church wall will remain in place over the festive period and will be inspected regularly.

Our contact centre opening hours over the period are:

  • Saturday 21st December 2019 – Monday 23rd December 2019 8:00am to 8:00pm
  • Tuesday 24th December 2019 & Tuesday 31st December 2019 8:00am to 6:00pm
  • Friday 27th December 2019 – Monday 30th December 2019 8:00am to 8:00pm
  • Friday 3rd January 2020 – Sunday 5th January 2020 8:00am to 8:00pm

How to contact the project

Telephone: 0131 322 1122
Email: Newhaven.tram@edinburgh.gov.uk
Live chat: www.tramstonewhaven.co.uk

The contact centre will be closed on the following days although calls will be auto-forwarded to the on-call team:

  • Wednesday 25th December 2019
  • Thursday 26th December 2019
  • Wednesday 1st January 2020
  • Thursday 2nd January 2020

The operating times for the Mitchell St logistics hub over the period are:

  • 21st, 22nd, 23rd =  8.00am – 6.00pm
  • 24th December =  8.00am – 3.00pm
  • 25th and 26th December = CLOSED
  • 27th, 28th = 8.00am – 6.00pm
  • 29th = Sunday closure
  • 30th December =  8.00am – 6.00pm
  • 31st December =  8.00am – 3.00pm
  • 1st, 2nd January =  CLOSED
  • 3rd January =  8.00am – 6.00pm
  • 4th January =  8.00am – 3.00pm
  • 5th January – Sunday closure

Traffic management maintenance crews will be operational 24/7 over the Christmas period.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in contact.

 

Constitution St bus-stop and bus-route changes

(with thanks to the Trams to Newhaven team for supplying the map. Constitution St is not in LCCC’s area, but this information may be relevant to LCCC residents and businesses.)

Further to the post about forthcoming tram-work on Constitution St, Lothian Buses has issued this map of bus-stop and bus-route changes in the area. Click the graphic to see the full-size PDF.


map of forthcoming bus-stop and bus-route changes around Constitution St

Carriageway resurfacing: Broughton Road

(The following is a text of a letter copied to LCCC’s webmaster on 7 October 2019.)

Dear Sir / Madam,

CARRIAGEWAY RESURFACING

As part of an investment in Edinburgh’s roads and footways for 2019/2020, I write to advise that the carriageway on Broughton Road (between Pilrig Street and Broughton Primary School) will be resurfaced in the coming days. Broughton Road has been prioritised because of its current condition and because the upcoming tram works will prevent any planned resurfacing work from taking place in and around the proposed tram line during the construction period.

The works are currently planned to commence on Thursday 10th October 2019 and will last approximately 6 nights with the work being carried out Monday to Friday from 6pm until around 3am. However, to reduce the impact for residents, the noisiest operations, such as breaking out the road surface, will cease no later than 11pm each night.

To facilitate the works, sections of Broughton Road will be closed to through traffic during the working hours, but the road will be fully open again each morning. Residents access to private parking areas will be maintained as best as possible during working hours but there may be some delays when we are working directly in front of the access. If you know you need vehicular access at all times, you may wish to consider alternative parking arrangements nearby. Emergency service and pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

Anticipated phases;

Phase 1 – Pilrig Street to North Pilrig Heights (3 nights)
Phase 2 – North Pilrig Heights to Broughton Primary School (3 nights)

We also need to restrict parking on Broughton Road to allow us to resurface the carriageway. On street notices and yellow no waiting cones will highlight these areas. Please do not park in these areas or your vehicle may be removed without warning and this may extent the duration of the works.

Unfortunately, disruption and noise is unavoidable during resurfacing works however we will make every effort to minimise the impact for local residents and traders. An officer from the City of Edinburgh Council will be on site from 6pm until 11pm each night to address any questions/comments you may have. Alternatively, if you require any further information regarding this project, please do not hesitate to contact me using the details at the foot of this letter.

Please note, the proposed dates can change if there is any extreme weather so you can keep up to date with these works and other planned roadworks and events by following Edintravel on Twitter, Facebook or at http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/edintravel.

Yours sincerely

S Blacklaw
Transport Design & Delivery

City of Edinburgh Council, Place, Planning & Transport, Transport Design & Delivery, Waverley Court 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG tel:0131 529 3252 email: steven.blacklaw@edinburgh.gov.uk

Carriageway resurfacing work on Easter Road during October

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

Edinburgh Council will undertake carriageway resurfacing work on Easter Road during October.

The works are due to commence on the 1st of October and last for approximately 3 weeks. Due to the traffic sensitivity of Easter Road and the limited carriageway space available, the works will be carried out under nightshift (6pm to 3am) with a phased road closure.

The attached letter includes further details and if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards

Steven Blacklaw ¦ Engineer – Transport Design & Delivery

Place ¦ Planning & Transport ¦ The City of Edinburgh Council

G4, Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh EH8 8BG

Tel 0131 529 3252  steven.blacklaw@edinburgh.gov.uk

LCCC August 2019 meeting agenda

Monday, 19 August 2019 at 7pm, Leith Community Centre, 12a Newkirkgate

NB not McDonald Road Library, Nelson Hall

  1. Welcome, introductions, attendance, apologies (5)
    1. to note:​ declarations of interest in any items on the agenda
    2. to agree:​ order of business
  2. Approval of minutes of ​17 June 2019​ meeting (5)
  3. Matters arising from previous minutes (and not on agenda below) (5)
  4. Community Police Officer’s Report (5)
  5. LCCC Governance and Office Bearers’ reports (15)
    1. to note: ​continuing issues around availability of McDonald Rd Library
    2. to note: ​Treasurer’s Report
    3. to note: ​Comms Group Report
      1. to note: ​update on publicising Community Council election
    4. to note: ​report from partnership/locality meetings
    5. to note: ​reports from other Office Bearers
  6. Transport & Clean Streets (10)
    1. to note:​ Community Councils Together on Tram (CCTT): update
    2. to note: ​revised programme ​Tram Diversion Route Resurfacing Works (aka Carriageway Resurfacing Works Summer 2019)
      1. to agree:​ LCCC broadly welcomes the Resurfacing Works, but regrets that urgent pavement resurfacing and surface water drainage repairs and upgrades have not been progressed in parallel;
      2. to agree:​ LCCC requests that any excessive wear and tear due to tramconstruction diversions is made good at the end of the tram works
      3. to agree: ​LCCC requests timely consultations about the reinstatement of setted streets (e.g. Dalmeny Street) that have been tarmaced as part of the Works
    3. to note: ​Edinburgh Citywide Parking – Area 3 Strategic Parking Review
    4. to note: ​any other Transport & Clean Street matters relevant to LCCC area
  7. Planning (20)
    1. to note: ​the retirement of Julian Siann as LCCC’s planning convenor
    2. to note:​ the need to organise a planning monitoring rota to secure statutory consultee status for LCCC and to maintain LCCC’s ​register of current planning applications
    3. to note:​ ​report​ on ​Scottish Government Short Term Lets Consultation ​event
    4. to note: ​concerns over insufficient fire safety at Shrub Place developments (marketed as ‘Engine Yard’) (​Evening News, 02-08-19​)
    5. to note: ​19/03509/ADV​ | Advertisement of the following types: Hoarding. | 10 Croall Place EH7 4LT and LCCC request for extension for comments (minded to object)
    6. to note:​ ​19/03802/PAN​ | Demolition of the existing warehouse and office building. Construction of general market flatted dwellings, affordable flatted dwellings and student accommodation. | 48 – 50 Iona Street Edinburgh EH6 8SW
    7. to note:​ ​19/03433/PAN​ | Residential development comprising up to 63 apartments, associated infrastructure and landscaping. | 14 Ashley Place Edinburgh EH6 5PX
    8. to note: ​community master-planning and co-design event (Saturday​ ​21 September 2019, 11-3pm) ​Leith Proposals: Leith Central Community Council
    9. to note: ​revised​ scheme ​for the Local Plan 2030
    10. to note:​ update on appeal (​PPA-230-2274​ and ​CAC-230-2004​) 106-162 Leith Walk
    11. Shop conversions to residential in LCCC area
      1. to agree: ​that such conversions in tenemental streets disproportionately benefit owners, while disbenefits accrue to residents through loss of amenity, increased incentives to shop further afield and reduced natural surveillance
      2. to agree: ​for LCCC to become statutory consultee in such cases to ensure increased scrutiny
    12. to note: ​opportunity for talk by CEC Archeology Officer and FCA on findings at 70, 72 Newhaven Road (17/01183/FUL)
    13. to note: ​any other Planning matters relevant to LCCC area
  8. Parks & Green Spaces (5)
    1. to note:​ update on draft masterplan plan (and timeline) for Coalie Park
    2. to note:​ Friends of Pilrig Park report
    3. to note:​ other Park Friends’ reports
  9. Licensing
  10. Open Forum1
  11. AOCB2
  12. Bulletin3
    1. Changes to commercial food and glass waste (CEC letter June 2019​)
  13. Future Meetings (usually 3rd Monday of the month) and meeting topics/presentations
    1. to note: ​provisional dates 2019: 16 Sep, 21 Oct, 18 Nov, 16 Dec and provisional dates 2020: 20 Jan, 17 Feb, 16 Mar, 20 Apr, 18 May (including AGM), 15 Jun
    2. to note: ​future presentations and charrettes
      1. 16 September: Briefing by Euan Leitch, BEFS on upcoming ​Tenement Maintenance​ legislation and related matters
      2. 21 September: community master-planning and co-design event
      3. tbc: 19/00415/PAN (rear of 139 Leith Walk)
      4. tbc 19/03433/PAN (Ashley Place)
      5. tbc: 19/03802/PAN (Iona Street)

1 This agenda point allows members of the public to raise issues of public interest.

2 This agenda point allows LCCC members to raise issues not covered by the agenda.

3 This is for information only; any discussion to be brought to a future meeting.