Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP (Lothians) (SNP) has welcomed the publication of Stage 2 of the National Renewables Infrastructure Plan (N-RIP) - which keeps Leith firmly on the map as a key development site for the manufacture and maintenance of offshore renewable power equipment. The Scottish Enterprise report, published today, aims to lay the platform for eleven key sites - including Leith - to share in a combined public and private investment of £223 million, supporting the creation of 5,180 jobs and generating a significant economic boost to the locations identified.
Ms Somerville, a member of the Scottish Parliament’s Climate Change Committee said:
"Leith is ideally placed to take advantage of the growing renewables industry in the North Sea. Developing part of the docks area as a site for the manufacture and maintenance of offshore renewable equipment has enormous potential to bring new skilled jobs and a major economic boost to the area.
This report also illustrates that tackling climate change doesn’t always have to be painful – it can bring major economic gains too. I look forward to seeing these plans developed and this new ambition for Leith being realised".
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Thursday, 1 April 2010
WE WRITE regarding the proposal by Forth Energy to build a huge biomass plant in Leith Docks (News, 29 March). This proposal has raised a number of questions and serious reservations in the local Leith community. There are issues over the scale of the plant required and its visibility throughout Edinburgh as well as Leith, health concerns relating to emissions from the plant, questions about the 'sustainability' of the wood to fuel the plant being shipped in from around the world, the disposal of waste ash and the impact of these issues on the local community. The proposal also in effect rips up the Leith Docks Development Plan and the associated outline planning permission which envisaged housing 'villages' in the area in question, and compromises the proposed seaward extension of Leith Links and the future of the Waterfront boardwalk plans.For these reasons as SNP councillors for Leith wards we would ask Forth Energy to think again.
Cllr Rob Munn – SNP Leith ward; Cllr Deidre Brock – SNP Leith Walk ward, City Chambers, Edinburgh
Thursday, 14 January 2010
A good New Year to you from Leith SNP. It is shaping up to be an exciting year politically with a General Election due by the summer and Labour struggling both locally and nationally. There is a very good chance of SNP victories close to home in both Edinburgh East and in Edinburgh North & Leith.If you want to get involved the first step could be to come along to a meeting of the branch.The first meeting of the year will take place on Wednesday 20th January at 7.30pm in Leith Academy.Leith SNP AGM will take place on Wednesday 17th February at 7.30pm in Leith Academy.All members welcome! If you are not a member yet please go to www.snp.org/joinTo get involved with campaigning please contact Leith SNP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Rob Munn at Thursday, January 14, 2010