LCCC annual report, 21 May 2018

Another year has passed in which Leith Walk, our much-loved and iconic high street, continues to dominate our meetings. Depending who you’re talking to, Leith Walk, once designated as a pedestrian-friendly boulevard or, more recently, a dual carriageway with pedestrian-deterrent paving (if the current tram designs go ahead), continues to be a political football. Plagued by disruption and road works for over 12 long years, residents are fed up and sharply divided as to whether the trams, should the plans be approved, will actually benefit the area. Continue reading

LCCC DRAFT minutes: April 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

154 McDonald Road (‘Kingsford Residence: McDonald Road | Luxury Apartments for Rent’)

In March 2018, Leith Central Community Council agreed to ask City of Edinburgh Council to answer concerns that have arisen from the sale, planning process and subsequent handling of the former Broughton High School building in McDonald Road. We wrote to the Chief Executive, seeing that the issues cut across several directorates – planning, transport, property, education.

Below, we reproduce the initial enquiry and the answers received to date – with more answers to come. The decision by the ‘Scottish Executive Inquiry Reporters Unit’ (better known as Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals) referred to below can be found here: Notice of Intention – dated 25 March 2014 and Decision Notice – dated 18 August 2014. Continue reading

LCCC April meeting: final agenda

Meeting of Leith Central Community Council

Monday, 16 April 2018 at 7pm McDonald Road Library, Nelson Hall
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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

Outline Agenda LCCC 19 March 2018

A detailed agenda will be posted before the meeting.

  1. Welcome, introductions, attendance, apologies, declarations of interest
  2. Approval of Minutes of 19 February 2018 meeting
  3. Matters arising
  4. Community Police Officer’s Report
  5. Planning
    … recent planning cases; arrangements for pre-application consultation (156, 158B, 160, 162 Leith Walk – 18/01015/PAN); Developer Contributions and Infrastructure Delivery consultation: LCCC’s response  …
  6. Transport & Clean Streets
    …  Leith Programme Phase 4 defects/remedial; update on Leith Programme remaining budget; RNIB update; tram extension consultation; Parking Working Group update; impact of recent inclement weather on LCCC area …
  7. Parks & Green Spaces
    … defunct Powderhall rail line update …
  8. LCCC Office Bearers’ Reports
    … LCCC FY18/19 budget; Comms Group update; AGM arrangements; LCCC’s representation at NE Locality meetings; status of Cllr Ritchie at LCCC meetings …
  9. Ward Councillors’ reports, MSPs’ reports, MP’s report
  10. Bulletin
  11. Open Forum
  12. AOCB
  13. Future Meetings (usually 3rd Monday of the month) and meeting topics/presentations