Edinburgh St James – Guide to Forthcoming Essential Planned Works

In various discussions with TH Real Estate (THRE) – the developers for the new St James development – New Town & Broughton Community Council has been encouraging THRE to provide information on their plans for the major work expected in the next few months. Whilst NTBCC has been generally supportive of the overall development, we have voiced concerns over the inevitable disruption to the surrounding area during the demolition and redevelopment works.

THRE have issued their first communication covering the planned work over the next 4 – 6 months in a 'quick reference guide': click the thumbnail to download the full PDF.

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Royal High School hotel plans rejected by Edinburgh councillors

NTBCC very much welcomed the Planning officer's report to recommend refusal and welcomes the Edinburgh Council Committee decision to refuse the planning application (albeit narrowly) to develop  the old Royal High School into a hotel. A copy of the decision notice turning the application down can be found here (PDF). NTBCC was surprised that 7 councillors still felt minded to support the application despite the strong recommendation for refusal and the widespread community objection to these proposals. Continue reading

Roseburn to Leith Walk cycle link: deadline extended

(adapted from emails from Edinburgh Council)

Following initial consultation regarding the Roseburn to Leith cycle link and street improvements it has been agreed that there should be an extension on the period for reply.

The period for responding has been extended until 1 February 2016.

Thank you to those that have already responded. Further comments can continue to be submitted by email to cyclingprojects.consultation@edinburgh.gov.uk  or via the online survey at the website www.edinburgh.gov.uk/roseburntoleith

Allan Hutcheon I Professional Officer I Projects Development I Transport I Services for Communities I City of Edinburgh Council I Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG I 0131 469 3672 I allan.hutcheon@edinburgh.gov.uk

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Agenda for NTBCC meeting: 14 December

This will take place at 7:30 in the Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent. Enter by ramp, suitable for wheelchairs, down at right hand side of church.

    1. Apologies for Absence
    2. Minutes of Meeting of 9 November 2015 and matters arising
    3. Police
    4. Presentation from Allan Hutcheon of City of Edinburgh Council on the preliminary design of the Roseburn to Leith Walk Cycle Route
    5. Transport
    6. Licensing
    7. Environment
    8. Planning
    9. Neighbourhood Partnerships
    10. Edinburgh Association of Community Councils
    11. Activities of Local Street or Amenity Associations
    12. Any Other Business

Members of the public are very welcome to attend this meeting.

Mental Health Information Station

(based on an email from the Scottish Public Health Network)

When: 11am-3pm, every Thursday

Where: St Mary’s Cathedral, Walpole Hall, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AW

Are you affected with mental health issues? Or do you care for someone who is? Come along to this FREE weekly, friendly drop-in. Click the graphics for more information, or email mentalhealthinformation@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk or call 0131 537 8650
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