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Portobello Community Council

Local Development Plan

From 22 August to 3 October 2014 City of Edinburgh Council are consulting on their Second Proposed Development Plan, which will set the policies guiding development across the city in coming years.

A major aspect is more land being allocated for new housing development and a number of Greenbelt/greenfield sites across the city have been identified. In the east of Edinburgh there are new proposals for the release of Greenbelt land at Brunstane, an increase in housing already allocated at Newcraighall North, and Newcraighall East. The total number of new homes in the area would be between 1,375 and 1,925 and there is a requirement for 25% to be affordable housing and a new primary school is also proposed.

Portobello Community Council would like to hear what you think.

More info and feedback form

Note:The Council have arranged a Drop-in event to provide further information on the Local Development Plan at the Kings Manor Hotel, Milton Road, Monday, 1 September, 4-7pm.

20mph Zones

On 3 June the Edinburgh Council’s Transport and Environment Committee approved consultation on extending 20mph speed limits to many roads in the city, including many in Portobello. Portobello Community Council needs to hear your views on the plans.

20mph Zones Consultation

Portobello Community Council Annual Report and Accounts 2014

The Portobello Community Council Annual Report and Accounts were presented at the 32nd AGM held on Monday, 30th June, 2014.

Also presented were copies of the Joppa Tennis Club accounts and the Porty Lightbox Accounts.

- Portobello Community Council Annual Report 2014
- Accounts for year ending March 2014
- Joppa Tennis Club Accounts for year ending March 2014
- Porty LightBox Accounts for year ending March 2014

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Portobello & Craigmillar Neighbourhood Partnership

Portobello Community Council liaises regularly with the Portobello & Craigmillar Neighbourhood Partnership which is empowered by the city council to work to improve local services and the quality of life.

The partnership is responsible for developing a Local Community Plan which sets out the priorities for the area as identified by local residents.

- More info on the Portobello & Craigmillar Neighbourhood Partnership


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