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Alarms in the water

Community Council News
Gordon McOmish and Baird Grove resident at 14 Jan 2020 Meeting (c) John Yellowlees

Fascinating discussion with Gordon McOmish, City of Edinburgh Council Flood Prevention team leader, at our 14 January meeting. Details of how the Water of Leith is monitored, how his team works, who is on standby, the flood prevention limits of the reservoirs, how climate change may have altered the effectiveness of the new flood prevention scheme, and more, can all be found in the Minutes of 14 January 2020.

The sequoia of Kinellan Road

Community Council News
Sequoia as seen from loch at Kinellan Road. (c) John Yellowlees.

According to the minutes of 14 January 2020: "Following withdrawal of the original application for a development of 19 houses at 9 Kinellan Road, a modified proposal is anticipated but has not yet appeared.  The Planning Department has refused to make a Tree Preservation Order on the sequoia adjacent to the site...  Unauthorised tree work was once again observed at 9 Kinellan Road on 30 November, and a notice of suspected breach of planning regulations was submitted. 

Coltbridge Viaduct to WoL steps to close 10 Feb - 28 Feb

Other News
Roseburn Path diversion map (c) Barhale and City of Edinburgh Council

The various diversion notices are available under Useful Downloads, below.

According to Karolina Baran, City Council Engineer,

"The Coltbridge Viaduct refurbishment works are on the way and progressing well.

However, to repair timber steps along the SW wing wall, we are going to close the steps for approx. 3 weeks, 10/02-28/02. Attached are signs that we will be placing at the various points on approach to the steps to catch members of the public from

Local policing: Costa Coffee drop-ins and more

Community Council News
PC Smith & Sgt Watt at MurrayfieldCC meeting 14 January 2020

We were delighted to welcome the ever helpful PC Paula Smith, and special visitor Sgt Sandra Watt, to our meeting. Sgt Watt was there to discuss how Police Scotland might improve its communications with Murrayfield Community Council. According to the minutes of the meeting: 

"3.2 Sgt Sandra Watt told the meeting that she is the CPT sergeant for the area stretching from Queensferry and Ratho to Corstorphine and Murrayfield. Future initiatives will be:-

(a) A

37 Corstorphine Road plans refused: flood risk / climate change

Community Council News
37 Corstorphine Road development site. (c) John Yellowlees

The Scottish Government Reporter accepted the quality, scale and density of the design, its impact on adjacent conservation areas and buildings, parking provision, lack of affordable housing, and effect on natural heritage. But flood risk and the overlooking of one property resulted in the developer's appeal being dismissed against the 2016 Edinburgh Local Development Plan. The planned development was for demolition of existing house, erection of new building to form residential apartments (20 apartments) with

Planters reinstated

Community Council News
Old Coltbridge planters (c) John Yellowlees

MCC are pleased that the City Council has reinstated the four planters on the Old Colt Bridge following their temporary removal to accommodate the controversial sale of Christmas trees at this location during December.

Transport for people with mobility issues

Other News
Image of handicabs flyer

See useful downloads below for Handicab's flyers. According to Fundraising Officer laura.kearney@handicabs.org.uk:

"HcL Transport has been providing these services for 36 years now. We provide over 80,000 passenger journeys to people with mobility issues. That is an average of 1,600 passengers a week. Edinburgh accounts for 53% of these journeys. Our services are:

Dial-A-Ride provides a door-through-door transport service for people with limited mobility who are unable to use ordinary buses and/or suffering