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(adapted from an email from Living Streets Edinburgh)
With Council elections taking place on 4 May 2017, Living Streets Edinburgh is asking all political parties to include measures in their manifestos that will make walking in Edinburgh safer, easier and more enjoyable. Edinburgh is a naturally 'walkable' city but conditions for pedestrians are often inadequate. Yet despite barriers to walking almost every one walks. Living Streets want City of Edinburgh Council to build on this and to support their aim to make Edinburgh a truly world class city for people walking.
Here are Living Street's four 'big ideas' :
- Transform Street Management
- Invest Much More in Walking
- Make a Comprehensive Traffic Plan for the City Centre
- Pedestrianise George Street
The full manifesto delivered to all councillors can be seen at http://www.livingstreetsedinburgh.org.uk/Living-Streets-Edinburgh-Manifesto.pdf. New Town and Broughton Community Council would like to hear your views on the Living Streets manifesto. Please use our contact form to tell us what you think.
Minutes of New Town and Broughton Community Council, Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 12 September 2016
1. Attendance and apologies for absence
Ian Mowat (chair) NTBCC
Stephen Hajducki NTBCC
Chris Collins NTBCC
Judy Conn NTBCC
Claire Miller NTBCC
Jack Hugh NTBCC
Richard Price NTBCC
Christine Ross NTBCC
Alan Welsh NTBCC
Iain McGill NTBCC
Jonathan Finn NTBCC
Carol Nimmo NTBCC
Cllr Joanna Mowat City Centre Ward
Cllr Lesley Hinds Inverletih Ward
PC Chris Green
PC Paul Rich
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.
The following Traffic Regulation Order advertisement has been received to make permanent the experimental one way system currently operating on Young Street in an east west direction. Any objections must be submitted to the City of Edinburgh Council as stated in the advertisement by 6 June 2016. The Community Council are currently are not currently aware of any reason to object to this application, so, subject to receiving any representations that we should change our stance, do not intend to object. If you wish to contact the NTBCC about this please email us using the contact form tab ( see top of page) .
THE CITY OF EDINBURGH COUNCIL (CENTRAL EDINBURGH) (PROHIBITION OF ENTRY AND TURNING, ONE-WAY ROADS AND BUS LANES) (VARIATION NO-) ORDER 201_ - TRO/16/31
THE COUNCIL PROPOSE TO MAKE AN ORDER UNDER THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984, AS AMENDED, TO MAKE PERMANENT THE EXPERIMENTAL ONE WAY SYSTEM CURRENTLY OPERATING ON YOUNG STREET IN AN EAST TO WEST DIRECTION.
DETAILS OF THE DRAFT ORDER AND RELATED DOCS CAN BE VIEWED 9:30AM TO 3:30PM MON-FRI, FROM 16/5/16 TO 6/6/16 AT CITY CHAMBERS OR ONLINE AT WWW.EDINBURGH.GOV.UK/TRAFFICORDERS & WWW.TELLMESCOTLAND.GOV.UK.
OBJECTIONS SHOULD BE SENT, QUOTING REF TRO/16/31 TO TRAFFIC ORDERS, PLACE, CITY CHAMBERS, HIGH ST, EDINBURGH, EH1 1YJ, OR TRAFFICORDERS@EDINBURGH.GOV.UK NOT LATER THAN 6/6/16.