LCCC August meeting: outline agenda

Notice of the next ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council on Monday, 20th August at 7pm in the Nelson Room of McDonald Road Library.

The outline agenda is below – a detailed agenda will be available nearer the time.

  1. Welcome, introductions, attendance, apologies, declarations of interest
  2. Approval of Minutes of 18 June 2018 meeting
  3. Matters Arising
  4. Community Police Officer’s Report
  5. Transport & Clean Streets
    … Community Councils Together on Trams … Edinburgh Bus Users Group … Albert Street resurfacing and improvements …
  6. Planning
    … Drum/Stead’s Place … Demolition of existing warehouse and Erection of residential development at 254 Leith Walk
    … Local Development Plan update
    … Planning Bill/AirBnB update …
  7. Parks & Green Spaces
    … update on re-opening of Water of Leith Walkway …
  8. LCCC Office Bearers’ Reports
  9. Ward Councillors’ reports, MSPs’ reports, MP’s report
  10. Bulletin
  11. Open Forum
  12. AOCB

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

Community Councils Together on Trams (CCTT): joint statement and press release

Community Councils Together on Trams (CCTT): joint statement and press release (PDF)

Introduction

  1. As a coalition of the Community Councils (CCs) affected directly by the proposed extension of the Edinburgh tram through Leith to Newhaven, we approve the project in principle, and view it, if done well, as an important opportunity for the broader social and economic development of the Leith area and beyond. However, we currently have strong concerns that are outlined in this statement.
  2. We are committed to ensure that, whatever the final decision of City of Edinburgh Council (CEC), the communities along the extended tram route are not adversely affected by that decision more than is absolutely necessary.
  3. We have agreed to work together as CCTT to promote and safeguard community interests during this next phase of the project and to ensure that, as the work proceeds, if it does, our respective communities’ interests and views are effectively communicated to the Tram Team (TT) and CEC, and that timely, evidence-based responses are received by the community.
  4. The communities that we represent are understandably extremely eager that the mistakes of the previous tram construction works should not be repeated. We think all sides can agree on that. Consequently the community is seeking a high standard of solid evidence that this time the work will be better planned and implemented.
  5. Whilst we acknowledge there has been some limited community consultation, other experiences don’t bode so well. Some CCs have had promised presentations cancelled, and frequently our requests for additional information have not been answered.
  6. This leaves the unavoidable impression that issues are being rushed and key information is not being shared. We fear in such circumstances that mistakes, a lack of incorporation of community concerns, and oversights, are all possible. It is vital that the confidence of our communities is not put at risk through inadequate information and communication.
  7. The result is that, as of the present time, the four CCs which are party to this submission do not have the level of confidence and standard of evidence that our communities need.

Below we outline our key areas of concern. Continue reading

LCCC minutes: May 2018 ordinary meeting

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 21 May at 7:00pm

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

Please note that section 5 below (on Stead’s Place) has not been adopted, and so remains in draft status. This is due to need to check Drum Property Group’s record against ours. All other sections below have been adopted. Continue reading

LCCC June meeting: final agenda

Monday, 18 June 2018 at 7pm, 
McDonald Road Library, Nelson Hall
1. Welcome
a. introductions
b. attendance, apologies
c. declarations of interest

Continue reading

LCCC minutes: May 2018 ordinary meeting draft minutes

Draft minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 21 May at 7:00pm

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

LCCC June meeting: outline agenda

Below is the outline agenda for the next ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council on Monday, 18th June at 7pm in the Nelson Room of McDonald Road Library.

A detailed agenda will be available nearer the time.

  1. Welcome, introductions, attendance, apologies, declarations of interest
  2. Approval of Minutes of 21 May 2018 meeting
  3. Matters Arising
  4. Community Police Officer’s Report
  5. Powderhall Stables: briefing by CEC officials on CEC plans for the site
  6. LCCC Office Bearers’ Reports
    … Community Councils Together on Trams … Edinburgh Bus Users Group …
  7. Transport & Clean Streets
    … tramline 1 completion York Place to Newhaven … Leith Programme Phase 4 …
  8. Planning
    Dryden Street listed buildings … Drum’s PAC summary … proposed student housing at 11 Hillside Crescent …
  9. Parks & Green Spaces
    … Water of Leith Walkway …
  10. Ward Councillors’ reports, MSPs’ reports, MP’s report
  11. Bulletin
  12. Open Forum
  13. AOCB
  14. Future Meetings (usually 3rd Monday of the month) and meeting topics/presentations

Meeting papers (from October 2014 onwards) are in the cloud at https://goo.gl/jrARbc and on the Meeting papers webpage: https://leithcentralcc.co.uk/reports.

LCCC minutes: April 2018

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 16 April 2018 at 7:00pm

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