Next NTBCC meeting

The next New Town and Broughton Community Council meeting will be  on Monday 12th September 2016 at 7.30pm, at the Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent. Enter by ramp, which is suitable for wheelchairs, down at right hand side of church.

Councillor Lesley Hinds, City Council Transport Convener  will be attending to speak to and take questions on the implementation of parking changes, especially shared use parking bays,  in the second New Town, and the new 20mph zone,  and  J C Decaux will be attending to exhibit and take questions on their proposals for bus stops with  advertising panels and stand alone panels for  George St.

Local residents are very welcome to attend. If you have an issue you wish to raise at the meeting please use the contact email form to let us know the details before the meeting.

Nominations open for Community Council elections on 5 September and close on 29 September . The returning officer for the New Town and Broughton Community Council election is Councillor Karen Doran- who can  be contacted at karen.doran@edinburgh.gov.uk  or 0131 529 3265. Here is a link to the relevant page on the City of Edinburgh Council website - at bottom of page is a link to the nomination forms.

http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20133/community_planning/1493/community_council

 

 

Diversity in Community Councils’ work

(Adapted from a post on Tower Wharf Residents’ Association‘s website)
Community Council elections start on Monday, 5th September. Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council (ELREC) has organised a workshop on Wednesday, 7th September (6pm to 8:30pm) followed by drop-sessions to encourage members of Edinburgh’s ethnic population to become involved with their local community councils.

Community Councils are for everyone, and New Town & Broughton CC would welcome new applications to become a CC member for our area. Nominations open on Monday, 5th September and forms can be obtained from the returning officer, Cllr Karen Doran (email karen.doran@edinburgh.gov.uk)  or downloaded from Edinburgh Council’s website from next week.

llcc-elrec-poster-1

Community Council Elections 2016

Nominations open for the 2016 Community Council elections on 5 September and close on 29 September. If an election is required it will be held on 27 October. For New Town and Broughton Community Council there are 16 places for elected members and 8 places for nominated representatives of local interest groups which have registered with the City of Edinburgh Council.

The minimum age to stand for election as a community councillor is 16 years. Qualification for elected membership is by residency within the community council area. Elected representatives must also be named on the electoral register for the community council area in which they reside. Nominated representatives need not appear on the electoral register for the community council provided that they remain voluntary, active members of the nominating group.

The returning officer for the New Town and Broughton Community Council election is Councillor Karen Doran- who can  be contacted at karen.doran@edinburgh.gov.uk  or 0131 529 3265. Here is a link to the relevant page on the City of Edinburgh Council website - at bottom of page is a link to the nomination forms.

http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20133/community_planning/1493/community_council

NTBCC meeting – Monday 13 June 2016

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of New Town and Broughton Community Council, held in the Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 13 June 2016 at 7.30pm

1            Attendance and apologies for absence

1.1          Present

Ian Mowat (chair) NTBCC Alan McIntosh      Broughton Spurtle  

 

Chris Collins NTBCC/DCA Adam Wilkinson   Director, E W H T
Judy Conn NTBCC Karl Chapman       Mgr Usher Hall / MIA  
Stephen Hajducki NTBCC Neil Cooper          MIA
 Jack Hugh NTBCC  
Richard Price NTBCC Local Residents  
Christine Ross NTBCC Caroline Bond  
Alan Welsh NTBCC Dorothy Hogg  
    Greg Kettrick  
Cllr Marion Donaldson

Michael Train

Leith Walk Ward

Leith Links CC

Elaine O’Donnell

Sheila Warnock

 

1.2          Apologies

Audrey Cavaye, Susannah Beaumont, Jonathan Finn, Lynn Henni, Claire Miller, Carol Nimmo, Lewis Press

2           Minutes of Meeting of 9 May 2016 and matters arising

Agreed (R Price / J Hugh) subject to minor amendments (to be recirculated).

Continue reading

NTBCC meeting – Monday 9 May 2016

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of New Town and Broughton Community Council, held in the Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 9 May 2016 at 7.30pm

1               Attendance and apologies for absence

1.1          Present

Audrey Cavaye NTBCC Alan McIntosh      Broughton Spurtle  

 

Judy Conn NTBCC
Lynn Henni NTBCC Local Residents
Jonathan Finn NTBCC
Allan Jack NTBCC
Chris Collins NTBCC/DCA
Ian Mowat NTBCC
Carol Nimmo NTBCC
Lewis Press NTBCC
Richard Price NTBCC  
Christine Ross NTBCC
Alan Welsh NTBCC
Jack Hugh NTBCC
Cllr Marion Donaldson Leith Walk ward
Cllr Joanna Mowat

Cllr Lewis Ritchie

City Centre Ward

Leith Walk Ward

1.2          Apologies

Ian McGill NTBCC Cllr A Rankin City Centre Ward
Suzanne Beaumont NTBCC

2          Minutes of Meeting of 14 March 2016 and matters arising

A Cavaye read out the changes to the Minutes from the April meeting.

Continue reading

Update on the World Heritage Site Consultation by Edinburgh Council

As communicated earlier, a consultation has been conducted, which invited the public and other bodies to have their say on how the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site is being managed.

This was a joint initiative between the City of Edinburgh Council, Edinburgh World Heritage and Historic Environment Scotland and ran throughout July. NTBCC submitted a response to the survey, which required the rating of 14 key attributes (e.g. Facilities & Amenities, Contribution of New Developments, Housing, etc.) on a low to high scale together with any relevant comments. NTBCC’s submission can be seen here.

It is a requirement of all World Heritage Sites that robust management plans are in place to ensure its key values are conserved. The current plan expires at the end of 2016. The new plan will be formalised later in the year based on feedback and suggestions from the public. The results from this will be discussed with Edinburgh Council representatives either at the September or October community council meeting.

A summary of the overall submissions can be seen here.

NTBCC’s submission was overall slightly more optimistic than those from the general public.

Continue reading

Proposed Residential Development at the B&Q site on Warriston Road

The New Town & Broughton Community Council members visited the first of the public consultations in late July to see the initial thoughts by the developers, Artisan Group and appointed architects, Sheppard Robson. Their initial proposals for new residential buildings on the site were displayed in a series of exhibition boards, which can be viewed here.

In summary – the proposals include :

  • Proposal for 4 irregular-shaped blocks at the corners of the site, set back to a degree from Warriston Road, to include private gardens and a publicly accessible green link from Warriston Road to Powderhall Road.
  • Between 180 – 250 residential units with the blocks varying between 4 and 6 storeys, to match the buildings adjacent (ex Waterson’s warehouse - now residential) and Miller Homes development fronting St Mark’s Park to the east.
  • The design to respect both the view from Warriston Path across the site towards Calton Hill as well as other views southward across the city centre.
  • In common with their other recent developments, an emphasis on biodiversity-friendly landscaping, including potentially “living” roofs.
  • All parking for the site accommodated in the basements of the buildings but with the focus of encouraging pedestrian and cycle routes.

Overall, it is difficult to make a final judgement on the proposal given the level of detail available so far but our initial impressions were broadly favourable. Clearly, whilst some may miss the convenience of B&Q being on the site, very few will miss the contribution the current shed, its yard or its car park make to the aesthetics of this stretch of the Water of Leith.

Continue reading

Royal Bank of Scotland site planning application delayed till early September

The  special meeting  provisionally  fixed for Monday 22 August at 730pm has been cancelled as the  planning application we expected to be lodged in August to develop the Royal Bank of Scotland site at Dundas St/ Eyre Terrace for housing and mixed use is not expected now until early September.  Our planning convener is arranging to meet the developer  in late August/early September   to get an update.  We will update  this website with further news when we have it.