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Your views on Leith’s Short Term Lets

Given how heavily tenemented the Leith Central area is, Short Term Lets (or “Holiday Flats”) can have a knock-on effect on local residents.

There are two consultations we advise people in the area to respond to:

Edinburgh Council have a consultation on-going about a ‘Short Term Let Control Area‘ until November 5th.

Holyrood’s Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee also want your views on plans to regulate short-term lets until October 29th.

If approved, the new laws would see the introduction of a licensing scheme for short-term lets. The Scottish Government suggests that the new laws would:

  • make sure short-term lets are safe,
  • help with issues faced by neighbours from short-terms lets, and
  • help councils know and understand what is happening in their areas about the provision of short-term lets.

Ahead of the new laws being introduced later this year, the Committee wants to hear from people across Scotland about whether the proposed laws will achieve what they set out to do. 

Plans to regulate short-term lets in Scotland are expected to be considered in November and December.

The Committee would like to hear what you think about the suggested changes before it considers them and is doing a survey so you can give us your views. You can access the survey by following the link below:

yourviews.parliament.scot/spice/licensing-of-short-term-lets

Please could you send your responses to the survey by 29 October 2021.   

Responses which are sent after this may not be looked at by the Committee. 

The new regulations being brought in by the Scottish Government are due to be introduced to Parliament in November.

LCCC November 2019 approved minutes

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held at McDonald Road library on Monday 18 November 2019 at 7:30pm

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LCCC November 2019 meeting agenda

1 Welcome

1.a to note:declarations of interest in any items on the agenda

1.b to agree:order of business

2 Approval of minutes of 16 September 2019 and 21 October 2019 meeting

3 Matters arising from previous minutes (and not included on agenda below)

4 Community Police Officer’s Report

5 Presentation and Q&A: Euan Leitch onTenements: strengthening the repair & maintenance culture through legislation

Update on the final recommendations of a Scottish Parliamentary Working Group set up to establish solutions to aid, assist and, where necessary, to compel owners of tenement properties to maintain their buildings and upcoming (legislative) developments.

6 Planning

6.a to note: 19/05092/FUL Demolition of existing building & erection of 58 flatted residential development, 14 Ashley Place

6.b to note: status of current planning applications (NOV 2019)

6.c to note: any other Planning matters relevant to LCCC area

7 Parks & Green Spaces

7.a to note: Powderhall Railway Path update

7.b to note: Friends of Pilrig Park report

7.c to note: other Park Friend’s reports

8 Transport & Clean Streets (10)

8.a to note: CPZ consultation update

8.b Trams to Newhaven

8.b.i to note: update on Community Councils Together on Tram (CCTT)

8.b.ii to note: construction timetable; Leith Walk enabling works; bidirectional cycle-path

8.c to note: any other Transport & Clean Street matters relevant to LCCC area

9 Licensing

10 LCCC Governance and Office Bearers’ reports

10.a Community Council elections

10.a.i to note: problems with election process impacting at least three community councils

10.a.ii to note:vacancies for individual Community Councillors and representatives from recognised (registered) local interest groups

10.b Appointment of LCCC members to committees, committee conveners and subject leads, LCCC representation on outside bodies

10.b.i to agree: appointment of Engagement Officer

10.b.ii Edinburgh Association of Community Councils (EACC)

10.b.ii.1 to note: EACC AGM on 21-11-19 will elect new office-bearers; nominations close by 7pm on 19-11-19.
10.b.ii.2 to note: John Tibbitt has been nominated for Chair of EACC by other CCs and his proposalto improve EACC’s performance.

10.b.iii to agree: LCCC to nominate John Tibbitt as Chair of EACC as a first step towards implementation of his proposals

10.b.iv to note: previous LCCC committees: planning, transport & clean streets, parks and & green spaces; parking working group; licensing subject lead; incoming correspondence triage

10.b.v to agree: committee structure, appointment of LCCC members to committees, committee convener/s, working group/s, subject lead/s and incoming correspondence triage

10.c to note: other outside bodies and need to appoint LCCC reps

10.d to note: Treasurer’s report

10.e to note: reports from other Office Bearers

10.f to note: Comms Group report

11 Open Forum[1]

12 AOCB[2]

13 Bulletin[3]

13.a Save Iona Street: campaign launched to prevent new student flats being built in Leith (EdinburghLive, 1-11-19)

14 Future Meetings (usually 3rd Monday of the month) and meeting topics/presentations

14.a to note:

2019: 16 Dec; 2020: 20 Jan, 17 Feb, 16 Mar, 20 Apr, 18 May (incl AGM), 15 Jun

14.b to note: future presentations and charrettes

14.b.i 16 Dec: 19/04682/PANpresentation by CEC & Collective Architecture on Powderhall site (165 Broughton Rd)

14.b.ii tbc 20 Jan: Bonnington Road Lane development PAC by Platform

14.b.iii tbc: talk by CEC Archeology Officer and FCA on findings at 70, 72 Newhaven Road (17/01183/FUL)

14.b.iv tbc: 19/00415/PAN (rear of 139 Leith Walk)

[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

Outline Agenda for the LCCC Meeting 18 November 2019

  1. Welcome, introductions, attendance, apologies, declarations of interest
  2. Approval of minutes of previous meeting/s
  3. Matters Arising
  4. Community Police Officer’s Report
  5. Presentation and Q&A: Euan Leitch on Tenements: strengthening the repair & maintenance culture through legislation (more details here)
  6. Planning
    …. 19/05092/FUL | Demolition of existing building and erection of 58 flatted residential development @14 Ashley Place
  7. Parks & Green Spaces
    …. Powderhall Railway Path update
  8. Transport & Clean Streets
    … CPZ consultation; Trams construction timetable; Leith Walk enabling works; bidirectional cycle-path
  9. Licensing
  10. LCCC Governance and Office Bearers’ Reports
    … committee memberships and conveners, subject leads, LCCC representation on outside bodies
  11. Open Forum
  12. Bulletin
  13. AOCB
  14. Future Meetings and planned meeting topics/presentations
    … Powderhall PAC in December; Bonnington Road Lane development (Platform) PAC expected in January

Meeting papers, including latest minutes (from October 2014 onwards) are in the cloud at https://goo.gl/jrARbc.

The meeting papers will also be on LCCC’s website in due course on the meetings page.

 

LCCC May 2019 meeting agenda

Monday, 20 May 2019, immediately following on from AGM
McDonald Road Library, Nelson Hall

 AGENDA

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