Please note that these are draft minutes, and so do not represent LCCC’s agreed positions etc. If there are any queries, please contact LCCC. Due to various connectivity issues, this draft was not approved at the October meeting.
Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Leith Community Education Centre on Monday 16 September 2019 at 7:30pm
Actions and decisions are red italic. nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision. Continue reading
(adapted from an Edinburgh council web-page: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20058/private_housing/1210/report_a_problem_with_a_short_term_let. The main links below have been added to LCCC’s list of links on the right of the website, in the local democracy section.)
A short term let is a property which is let out to visitors on a commercial basis for short periods of time. Often the whole property is let as holiday accommodation. In other cases, the host will continue to live in the property and let out a room or rooms to visitors.
Report a problem with a short term let to planning
Report ongoing noise or anti-social behaviour issues
Edinburgh Council is concerned about the impact of aspects of short term letting, such as the influence on
- housing supply
- the city and its residents
- planning matters
- safety standards
- anti-social behaviour.
For the steps being taken to address some of the issues above, please read the committee report from August 2018 and the Council’s Response to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on Short Term Lets from July 2019.
Download our best practice checklist for short term letting (PDF, 119 KB)
From an email from Edinburgh Council
There is a programme of Short Term Let Consultation events (first in Inverness on Tuesday). A good chance to air local views on short term lets/ Air B&B/ absent landlords etc.
Residents, hosts, businesses, local authorities and anyone with an interest are encouraged to attend all of these events.
The events are free to attend and are on the following dates:
Booking link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/scottish-government-21605263546
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Minutes of the AGM of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 20 May 2019 at 7:00pm
Actions and decisions are red italic. nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision.
The AGM was chaired Cllr Rob Munn. Continue reading