Trinity Community Council meeting, 14th January 2019

The next meeting of the Community Council will take place on Monday 14th January at 7.15pm in Inverleith St Serfs Church Centre.

Agenda Jan 19

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Heart of Newhaven

Trinity residents  might be interested in the establishment of a new community group just across our border in Newhaven. The group has been established to bring the Victoria Primary School buildings into community ownership once the school moves to new premises.

Heart of Newhaven flyer

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December update from TCC

Here’s your December update from TCC.

Our first meeting of 2019, on January 14th will address the tricky
subject of traffic volumes in/around and through Trinity and beyond.
Please do come along to listen to Cllr McInnes and bring your
questions.  We always do our best to represent the community’s opinions
but it is always better to have them expressed at first hand.

All feedback on any of this is, as ever, welcome.

TCC December 2018 update

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Health and Wellbeing Workshop

The University of Edinburgh is exploring the link between the environments we spend time in and our health and wellbeing. As part of this they are looking specifically at the greenspace along Lower Granton Road.

They are running at workshop in The Education Building at St Columba’s Hospice on Saturday 8th December: 10:00 – 12:00. Lego, games, mince pies, tea/coffee will be provided.

Health and Wellbeing workshop flyer

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Trinity Community Council meeting, 10th December 2018

The next meeting of the Community Council will take place on Monday 10th December at 7.15pm in Inverleith St Serfs Church Centre.

Agenda December 18

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City Plan 2030

City of Edinburgh Council are preparing a new local development plan for Edinburgh called City Plan 2030. This will set out policies and proposals for development in Edinburgh between 2020 and 2030.

You can keep up-to-date with the City Plan on the City of Edinburgh Council website.

 

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Granton waterfront regeneration consultation

City of Edinburgh Council are consulting upon regeneration plans for Granton waterfront. The Council want to find out what you think would make Granton Waterfront a great place to live, work, learn and visit. Details of the consultation process can be found here:

https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/granton-waterfront-regeneration/

 

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Unconventional Oil and Gas Consultation

The Scottish Government is currently finalising its policy position on the development of unconventional oil and gas in Scotland.

As part of that process the Scottish Government is inviting views on the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and partial Business, Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) of their preferred policy position, that the Scottish Government does not support the development of unconventional oil and gas in Scotland.

These assessments are necessary before the policy position can be finalised and are the latest steps in the approach that the Scottish Government has adopted on this issue.

On 28 January 2015, the Scottish Government put in place a moratorium on unconventional oil and gas development in Scotland. This prevents hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for shale oil and gas, and coal bed methane extraction taking place.

Scottish Government undertook a far-reaching investigation into unconventional oil and gas, including a four-month public consultation, Talking “Fracking”, which concluded in May 2017 and received more than 60,000 responses. You can read more about Talking Fracking here: https://consult.gov.scot/energy-and-climate-change-directorate/fracking-unconventional-oil-and-gas/

On 24 October 2017, the Scottish Parliament voted in favour of the Scottish Government’s preferred position of not supporting the development of unconventional oil and gas in Scotland. This preferred policy position was set out in a written statement on the Scottish Government website on 07 December 2017.

The practical effect of the current moratorium, and the on-going policy-making process, is that no fracking or other unconventional oil and gas activity can take place in Scotland at this time. Further information can be found on the Scottish Government website at: https://www.gov.scot/Topics/Business-Industry/Energy/onshoreoilandgas

Any policy decision that has potential for significant environmental effects must be subject to a SEA prior to its finalisation.  These requirements are set out in the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005. A Strategic Environmental Assessment is a means of considering the likely significant impact of a public plan, programme or strategy on the environment.

As there is potential for significant environmental effects, either as a consequence of industrial activity or as a consequence of not permitting an unconventional oil and gas industry, a SEA is required before the policy is finalised.

Similarly, as there is potential for business and regulatory impacts, either as a consequence of industrial activity or as a consequence of not permitting an unconventional oil and gas industry, a BRIA is required before the policy is finalised.

A partial BRIA has been produced help to assess the likely costs, benefits and risks of the preferred policy position and views are invited on its contents. The final BRIA will build on the partial BRIA and the consultation analysis.

The consultation will close Tuesday 18 December 2018.

When providing views to this consultation on the SEA Environmental Report, the preferred policy position statement and the partial BRIA, there is no need to restate views already covered in the 2017 Talking “Fracking” public consultation analysis report, as these have been, and will continue to be, taken into account as the Scottish Government finalises its policy position on unconventional oil and gas.

Responses to the consultation are invited via the Citizen Space portal: https://consult.gov.scot/energy-and-climate-change-directorate/preferred-policy-position-on-uog/

Alternative formats can be made available on request via UOGSEAConsultation@gov.scot

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Trinity Community Council meeting, 12th November 2018

The next meeting of the Community Council will take place on Monday 12th November at 7.15pm in Inverleith St Serfs Church Centre.

November 2018 agenda

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Message from Edinburgh City Council:

Edinburgh: Connecting our City, Transforming our Places – have your say

Dear all,

I’m writing to ask for your help with a very important public conversation we’re currently holding with the people of Edinburgh.

Through ‘Connecting our City, Transforming our Places‘, the City of Edinburgh Council is setting out bold, ambitious ideas that will help achieve the Edinburgh 2050 vision; a fairer, thriving, connected and inspired city.

The ideas focus on better places designed with people at their heart, with space for human connections; a city that is enabled by technology driving a stronger economy.

The ideas also focus on transport as an enabler of transformational change – by reprioritising how we use our public spaces, roads and streets, using smart technology and integrated services, we can help create a more active, resilient and inclusive city.

Please spread the word and encourage your members / employees / contacts to take part in this survey. Tell us what matters to you and how we should develop the best way forward for Edinburgh. Your views will shape multiple projects:

Edinburgh City Centre Transformation – an action plan for a vibrant and people-focussed capital city centre to improve community, economic and cultural life, working to the following vision. ‘An exceptional city centre that is for all, a place for people to live, work, visit and play. A place that is for the future, enriched by the legacy of the past.’          

 The City Mobility Plan – setting citywide transport policy and actions based around the following vision. ‘Edinburgh will have a cleaner, safer, inclusive and accessible transport system delivering healthier, thriving and fairer capital city, and a higher quality of life for Edinburgh residents’.

 Low Emission Zones – the Council is taking a comprehensive approach to developing LEZs as a step towards protecting Edinburgh’s citizens from the harms of poor air quality, in line with Scottish Government priorities to introduce LEZs in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, and Glasgow by 2020.

The consultation is open at https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/connecting-our-city-transforming-our-places/ until 12 November. You can also meet the project team at one of our upcoming drop-in events:

 

  • Friday 19 October, 12-4pm, St John’s Church, Princes Street
  • Monday 29 October, 2-7pm, Whitespace, 76 East Crosscauseway

 

This consultation has the potential to be a real game-changer for the Capital and your ideas and feedback will be invaluable in shaping the way the city looks, feels and functions for generations to come.

Thank you very much,

Councillor Karen Doran, Vice Convener of Transport and Environment for the City of Edinburgh Council

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