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LCCC May **DRAFT** 2021 minutes

These remain in draft status until approved at the next LCCC ordinary meeting. At that point, a full HTML post will be made.

LCCC May 2021 meeting agenda

  1. Welcome, introductions, attendance, apologies
    1. to note: declarations of interest in any items on the agenda
    2. to agree: order of business below
  2. Approval of minutes of the ordinary LCCC meeting on 19 April 2021
  3. Matters arising from previous minutes (and not included on agenda below)
  4. Transport & Clean Streets
    1. Trams to Newhaven
      1. to agree: LCCC’s objections to the tram TROs (TRO/20/24A and TRO/20/24B)
      2. to note: CCTT/TT minutes of 25 March 2021
      3. to note: issues that have been raised in Leopold Place, Windsor Street, London Road, Montgomery Street arising from temporary traffic management connected to tram works and SfP schemes
      4. to note: any issues that have arisen for local residents or businesses that have not been dealt with satisfactorily by the Tram Project Team
    2. to note: update on Communal Bin Enhancement scheme in LCCC area
    3. to note: any other Transport & Clean Street matters relevant to LCCC area
  5. LCCC Governance and Office Bearers’ Reports
    1. to note: resignation of Amy Woodhouse, Engagement Officer, due to relocation outwith LCCC area
    2. to agree: vote of thanks for Amy Woodhouse’s work
    3. to agree: to appoint interim Engagement Officer
    4. to note: need for handover of Teams admin
    5. to note: update on LCCC’s emerging communications protocol
    6. to note: problems with reaching LCCC ex officio member and CEC ward councillor Lewis Ritchie by email
    7. to note: changes to LCCC’s ex officio membership following recent Scottish parliamentary elections
  6. Planning
    1. to note: LCCC objection to 21/00991/FUL and 21/00990/CON at 27 Arthur Street
    2. to note: LCCC comments on 20/05553/FUL at 106 – 162 Leith Walk
    3. to note: Housing & Student Housing in Leith & NE Edinburgh since 2016 (compiled by Andy Arthur and Gordon Carmichael)
    4. to note: any other Planning matters relevant to LCCC area
  7. Parks & Green Spaces
    1. to note: delays to Stage 1 of Powderhall NW-SE Green Corridor
  8. Open Forum (local residents)[1]
  9. AOCB (LCCC members)[2]
  10. Bulletin[3]
    1. Former biscuit factory reborn as year-round food, drink, arts and festival destination in Leith (EN, 12-05-21)
    2. The Inverse Care Law in road safety (Essential Evidence No.38, published April 2021 by Edinburgh Napier University’s Transport Research Institute)
  11. Future Ordinary Meetings (usually 3rd Monday of the month) and meeting topics/presentations
    1. to agree: AGM on 21 June 2021
    2. to note: future meetings (face to face as soon as possible) on 3rd Monday of each month at 7pm (except July and December)
    3. to note: future presentations and charrettes
      1. tbc: talk by CEC Archeology Officer and FCA on findings at 70, 72 Newhaven Road (17/01183/FUL)

[1] this agenda point allows members of the public to raise issues of public interest; during online meetings, please raise your virtual hand

[2] this agenda point allows LCCC members to raise issues not covered by the agenda

[3] Items of local interest that may be raised at a future LCCC meeting – not for discussion at this meeting)

LCCC February 2020 approved minutes

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held at McDonald Road library on Monday 17 February 2020 at 7:00pm

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

Stead’s Place development halted

The controversial plans proposed by Drum Property Group (18/04332/FUL & 18/04349/CON) have formally been rejected by the Scottish Government today, after several campaign groups and statutory bodies including Leith Central Community Council and the City of Edinburgh Council objected to the proposals earlier this year.

This means that the plans that have been circulating this year are definitively shelved, and the site owners will have to pursue another option, be it new plans or a sell-off of the site. We do not yet know how they will respond.

Please see the PDFs provided by the Scottish Government below.

Decision Notice – dated 20 December 2019 cac_651950

Decision Notice – dated 20 December 2019_651885

Although it’s a welcome decision, it’s Leith Central Community Council’s duty to continue objectively scrutinising and examining all future planning applications, including any that come forward relating to this site. There will no doubt be work to be done and we look forward to continuing the work.

Lastly, Leith Central Community Council must reiterate the importance of the shopfronts down Leith Walk, and encourage the site owners to re-open the shops in the interim if there is no immediate development taking place.

Housing 2040: Scot Gov exhibition / consultation

The Scottish Government & Architecture Design Scotland are coming to Edinburgh on  11th and 12th December. They say

Home is more than simply shelter. It is not just the place where we live, but has a huge influence on how we live. It can shape our health and wellbeing, as well as our work and prosperity. It also impacts on the quality of our environment and the strength of our communities. Housing touches every part of life in Scotland, from childhood to old age.

We’re here to explore the future, working to understand what our homes and communities should look and feel like in 2040. The exhibition looks at themes around living and housing, offering the opportunity for discovery and discussion – gathering and sharing views about our housing needs and aspirations.

By listening to voices from across the country and across generations, we’re building a picture of a housing system that can evolve and adapt to the challenges that tomorrow brings, from an ageing population to the climate emergency.

The Scottish Government has begun to consider how our homes and communities should look and feel in 2040 and the options and choices to achieve this.

The travelling exhibition is curated and designed by Edinburgh University’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA), award-winning Scottish practice Collective Architecture and Peak15 Design, together with Chris Leslie and Sandy Halliday. Accompanying the exhibition are facilitated workshop sessions, designed to hear from a range of voices.

The views collected through the consultation and the travelling exhibition will help to inform the Scottish Government’s final vision and route map for housing over the next 20 years, which it is aiming to publish in spring 2020.

The exhibition and consultation will be at Castlebrae Community High School from 6pm – 8pm.

Comment on the Stead’s Place planning application

Local residents have just over two weeks to read through and comment on the large planning applications published by the Drum Property Group for 156, 158B, 160 and 162 Leith Walk, Edinburgh (EH6 5DX). The application closes on 7th September 2018.

The application refers to the site across from the former Tram Depot on Leith Walk which stretches to the east-end of Pilrig Park and Springfield. People in the area are encouraged to comment on the plans which include a hotel, student accomodation, affordable housing, restaraunts and a live music venue.

Please be advised there are two applications that need commented on seperately;

  • 18/04349/CON – The application to demolish buildings within the Pilrig Conservation Area
  • 18/04332/FUL – The application to erect new buildings

Note you can comment to either support or oppose the plans, and comments will be brought to the City of Edinburgh Council’s Planning Committee.

Leith Central Community Council are currently looking in-depth at the 170 documents and will publicly comment before the closure date.

LCCC DRAFT minutes: March 2018

Please note that these are draft minutes, and may not be take as authoritative unless approved at LCCC’s next meeting.

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