Agenda for meeting of Monday 12 December 2016, 7:30 p.m.

  1. Attendance and apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of meeting of 14 November 2016 and matters arising
  3. Police - Discussion about city centre priorities for South East Locality Improvement Plan (which covers the City Centre ward)
  4. Planning: update on Planning applications Ref. No: 16/05454/PPP and No: 16/05455/CON for Royal Bank of Scotland site on Eyre Terrace/Dundas Street
  5. Environment
  6. Licensing
  7. Transport
  8. Neighbourhood Partnerships
  9. Community Council committees
  10. Activities of Local Street or Amenity Associations
  11. Any Other Business

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

NTBCC 2017 meetings

NTBCC meetings are normally held on the second Monday of the month except January and July. Unless otherwise stated meetings run from 730pm until around 930pm. The dates are:

  • February 13th
  • March 13th
  • April 10th
  • May 8th AGM
  • June 12th
  • August 14th
  • September 11th
  • October 9th
  • November 13th
  • December 11th

All meetings will be held at the Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent
(enter by ramp, suitable for wheelchairs, down at right hand side of church).

Members of the public are very welcome to attend all meetings.

Funding freedom from Islamophobia

(adapted from an email from 'Prevention, Interventions & Partnerships' within Police Scotland)

Over the past few months Police in Edinburgh and the City of Edinburgh Council have been working in partnership with representatives from the City’s Muslim, Sikh and Hindu communities to deliver this funding opportunity.

We are inviting you to apply for funding to deliver projects which will help create a city free from Islamophobia.

Individuals and groups, supported by a charity or organisation, as well as charities and organisations themselves, can submit an application to receive up to £5,000 worth of funding per project. Continue reading

RBS Development on Dundas Street / Fettes Row Planning Application Submitted

NTBCC have been actively involved in pre-application discussions for the redevelopment of the current RBS site on Dundas Street / Fettes Row / Royal Crescent and has discussed the proposals at various stages at their meetings.

Following a meeting with the RBS site development team on 31st August where their current thinking on the proposed application for a residential-led development was outlined, we have been waiting for the formal submission of a planning application to City of Edinburgh Council.

We were informed earlier this week that the application had been lodged, both for Planning Permission in Principle (PPP) and Conservation Area Consent (CAC) to demolish the existing buildings on the site. The description is :

PLANNING PERMISSION IN PRINCIPLE FOR DEMOLITION AND RESIDENTIAL LED MIXED USE REDEVELOPMENT COMPRISING RESIDENTIAL; RETAIL (CLASS 1); FINANCIAL, PROFESSIONAL & OTHER SERVICES (CLASS 2); FOOD & DRINK (CLASS 3); BUSINESS (CLASS 4); HOTEL (CLASS 7); CARE HOME (CLASS 8); CAR PARKING, ACCESS & OTHER ASSOCIATED WORKS; DETAILED APPROVAL OF THE SITING & MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF BUILDING BLOCKS; LANDSCAPING STRATEGY; LOCATION OF PRINCIPAL PEDESTRIAN/CYCLE ROUTES AND POINTS OF PEDESTRIAN & VEHICULAR ACCESS / EGRESS. AT 34 FETTES ROW, 7,11,13 EYRE TERRACE, EDINBURGH , EH3 6RH

It can be viewed on the Edinburgh Planning portal under reference 16/05454/PPP, the link to the planning portal is here

We are currently working through the various documents which accompany this application

Currently, the final date for members of the community to submit comments is 9 December 2016.

We would encourage anyone who has a view on this development to submit comments to Edinburgh Council to ensure that the views of the wider community are fully recognised.

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Agenda for meeting of Monday 14 November 2016 7.30 p.m.

 

1          Apologies for Absence

2          Minutes of Meeting of 10 October 2016 and matters arising

 

3          Police

 

  1. Transport - Steven Jackson Associate Director, Infrastructure , Turner & Townsend, will give a short presentation  on the plans for the MacDonald  Road to Picardy Place section of Leith Walk

 

  1. Planning

- PAN on revised hotel proposal for the Royal High School site

- update on Royal Bank of Scotland site on Dundas Street (planning application is expected to be advertised by 14 November) 

 

6.         Environment

7.         Licensing

 

  1. Neighbourhood Partnerships

 

9.         Community Council committees

10.       Activities of Local Street or Amenity Associations

 

11.       Any Other Business

 

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE VERY WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS MEETING

Improving Scotland’s planning system: get involved!

(adapted from a post on the Scottish Community Alliance website)

An independent review of the Scottish planning system (May 2016) commissioned by the Scottish Government recommended that actions should be taken to ensure that community involvement in planning for place is fairer and more inclusive. A White Paper is due to be published in early 2017 outlining proposed changes to the planning system – including tackling barriers to greater involvement in planning, taking account of measures contained in the Community Empowerment Act and the Land Reform Act.

As part of this work, yellow book, along with the Scottish Community Development Centre and Nick Wright Planning, have been commissioned to investigate the factors which inhibit communities, young people and other seldom-heard groups from engaging in the planning system. Continue reading