(Page updated 17 October 2017)

Consultations

This page lists current and past consultations in which the Community Council has been involved over recent years.  Underlying pages provide information on these consultations for your information. If you have any comments to make regarding any of the projects, please inform us. Information is also included in the minutes of the Community Council meetings as well as those held by other stakeholders.

Local Proposed Projects

Young Persons Home, Oxgangs Ave.

In April 2017, we became aware of activity involving the Children’s Home building in Oxgangs Avenue. The building itself appeared to be unoccupied and boarded up. Not sure what it was about, we queried the City Council and have been informed that the building would be demolished over the next 12 months and replaced with a new purpose-built facility.

We had immediate concerns we would end up with another building lying derelict for years on end, but are pleased to note a planning application (17/02682/FUL) to erect a two storey building for Oxgangs Young Persons Centre, on this site, was submitted and granted in August.  Further information indicates the demolition of the old building is expected to start early November. 

The replacement of Oxgangs Young People’s Centre, will hopefully start early in the new year, and is to provide improved accommodation for young people who require care in a residential setting.  The new facility will accommodate 7 residential places.  

Hunters Tryst Development Site, Oxgangs Green  

A Proposal of Application Notice 16/04446/PAN was  registered on 5th September 2016 with the City Council Planning Office for a proposed residential development consisting of 80-90 units.

The following Planning Application 16/06134/FUL to develop this site and erect 89 affordable housing, subsequently reduced the to 85 was withdrawn by the developer.

The developer has submitted a new Proposal of Application Notice 17/04444/PAN dated 13th Sept 2017 described as a development of affordable housing (between 70 - 90 units) with associated roads, parking, infrastructure and landscaping.

There is to be a public consultation as per last year in Oxgangs Library.  Date will possibly be during the third week in November between 3.30 and 7.30pm.

A location plan is attached here

  

Proposed Site Plan courtesy of Fouin-Bell, Architects

Please note this is the 2016 development proposal.  The proposal plans for 2017 have still to be issued.

The proposers are Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association and Hopefield Partnership.

Other Consultations

Consultation Request - Strategy for Setted Streets

The City of Edinburgh Council are working in partnership with Edinburgh World Heritage and Historic Environment Scotland to develop a strategy for the protection and maintenance of setted streets. Stone setts add significant historic and cultural value to the streets of Edinburgh and are an important feature of our cityscape.

We have a duty to protect the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site, Conservation Areas and other historic parts of the city. This protection includes the setting of Edinburgh’s many listed buildings, where setted streets are an integral part of their identity and authenticity.

However, when setted streets are not properly maintained, they can have implications for walking, cycling and driving. Damaged setts are often replaced with alternative materials like tarmac as a temporary solution. This can result in an unsightly and uncared for appearance.

Have your say - To help inform the strategy the City of Edinburgh Council would like to know what you think about setted streets and their value to the city. They are also interested to know what impediments, if any, you think setted streets can have on our movement. You can give us your views until Wednesday 11 October 2017 on the CEC Consultation Hub.

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Draft Management Plan for the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site.

This Consultation is now closed for feedback on the draft Old and 
New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site Management Plan (2017-2022).

The draft Management Plan sets out issues and opportunities identified through a public engagement process over last summer.   Issues include care and maintenance of buildings and streets, awareness of World Heritage Site status and contribution of new developments.

During the summer last year, over 1000 people took part in a consultation and gave us their views on how they felt the World Heritage Site is being run. What people told us has shaped the draft Management Plan. The draft Plan sets out a number of actions which will be taken forward by the management partners - City of Edinburgh Council, Historic Environment Scotland and Edinburgh World Heritage.

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Scottish Government's Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill

On Thursday, June 7, 2012 the Scottish Government put out for consultation their proposed Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill. The consultation documents set out a range of ideas designed to support communities to achieve their own goals and aspirations through taking independent action and by having their voices heard in the decisions that affect their area. In essence, the Scottish Government were proposing a new law to make it easier for communities to use buildings, land or resources that are not being used. It wants to help people get involved in decisions about the services in their community.

A copy of the Community Council's response is attached here for your information.

On 11th June 2014 the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament and has now been published. It can be found on the SG website at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/People/engage.   An easy read policy memorandum issued August 2014 is attached here.

 





Date of next meeting: 27 November 2017 at 6.00 pm
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