September meeting round up

At NTBCC's September 11th  meeting we welcomed the unanimous decision of the City Council's Development Management sub committee to refuse the application to turn the old Royal High School Building into a hotel, although we were dismayed to learn that the developer intends to appeal. It is likely  that this appeal will be  heard along with their appeal against the 2015  refusal of the first hotel plan,  which is currently on hold. Unfortunately, whilst planning consent has been granted to the much more sympathetic plans to reutilise the old RHS  as the new home for  the St Marys Music School, the City Council will not be in a position to lease the site to the school until these appeal are either withdrawn or determined.

We also discussed the benefits of a street or group of streets of being part of a residents' association. A residents' association like the Drummond Civic Association or the Fettes Row and Royal Crescent Association will usually have more clout with the City Council or developers than a group of residents- and several either have representatives on the Community Council or send representatives to our meeting on an ad hoc basis , which we much appreciate.  The Regent, Royal and Calton Terraces Association was given a slot to present objections at the recent Royal High School hearing, as were NTBCC.  We are keen to encourage more streets to form associations, (its not difficult or that time consuming)  and can offer assistance to anyone interested in getting an association going.   If you would like assistance, or have formed an association,  and wish to establish contact with the Community  Council, please email our  Chair,  Ian Mowat at chair@ntbcc.org.uk .

Agenda for meeting at 7.30 p.m. Monday 14 August 2017

 

1       Apologies for Absence

2       Minutes of Meeting of 12 June 2017 and matters arising

3       Police

4.      Licensing - Nick Fraser, Depute Clerk of the Licensing Board, will speak and take questions on liquor licensing.

5.      Planning

6.      Environment

7.      Transport

8.      Communications

9.       Neighbourhood Partnerships

10.    Any Other Business

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE VERY WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS MEETING

Perfect Harmony Musical Rally- 22 June, 7pm, Canongate Kirk

The Perfect Harmony Musical Rally is a special celebration of the campaign to bring two of Scotland's national treasures, St Mary's Music School and the Old Royal High School of Edinburgh’s Calton Hill together, in Perfect Harmony.

It will feature live performances by the children of St Mary’s Music School, updates on the campaign and information on how to get actively involved. There will also be an information display and scale model of the RHSPT’s approved design for the Old Royal High School.

WHERE: Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8BN. 

 WHEN: Thursday 22 June 2017. Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm start. Close by 8.30pm.

 COST: Free of charge.

 For information and updates on speakers visit the campaign website www.rhspt.org  or  follow them  on social media.www.facebook.com/perfectharmonyRHSPT   @rhspt

 

 

Heritage Hustings- Tuesday 18 April, 6pm to 8pm at St Stephen’s Church

For World Heritage Day 2017, Edinburgh World Heritage will be hosting the city's first ever 'Heritage Hustings' against the backdrop of Playfair's majestic St. Stephen's Church, St Stephen Street , Edinburgh. This will be a chance for everyone to question the candidates for the upcoming council elections on the heritage issues people feel strongly about such as the contribution of new development to the city, the care and maintenance of historic buildings, issues of planning control, and the balance between the needs of visitors and residents.

The candidates attending are  Councillors Alex Lunn (SNP), Ian Perry (Labour), Joanna Mowat (Conservative) and Nigel Bagshaw (Green). EWH are also delighted that Sandy Stoddart, the Queen's Sculptor in Ordinary in Scotland, will join the panel to provide his unique perspective on the importance of Edinburgh's heritage for the future of the city.

After the hustings there’s the opportunity to meet the candidates as well as the Edinburgh World Heritage team. The invitation to the event is open to all . More details on the  Edinburgh World Heritage website here:      To reserve a place on Eventbrite, here.

 

 

Picardie Association meeting about St James Centre redevelopment

The Picardie Association has organised a meeting for the neighbourhood (Broughton Street, Picardy Place, Antigua Street, Union Street, Broughton Place, Hart Street, Forth Street) with the St James Centre Developers on Wednesday 12 April, 7pm in the Outhouse, Broughton Street Lane. This is an opportunity for information sharing and discussion.

All residents and local businesses in the neighbourhood welcome!

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