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.
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!
(adapted from an email form Loraine Duckworth, Partnership Development Officer)
What: Consultation event for victims & witnesses to crime
When: Monday 16 January 2017, 6pm to 8pm
Where: Fort Community Wing Sports Hall, 25 North Fort Street, EH6 4HF
Edinburgh Council’s Community Safety Services are consulting on the Scottish Government’s new model for community justice which aims to reduce crime, keep communities safe and promote social inclusion and citizenship. People who have been witnesses or victims of crime are invited to go along to the above event.
If you have any questions or could distribute flyers, please contact Suzan.Ross@edinburgh.gov.uk.
Loraine Duckworth | Partnership Development Officer | The City of Edinburgh Council | Place | City Centre Leith Team | 329 High Street | Edinburgh | phone: 0131 529 7403 | Mobile: 07739188437
- Attendance and apologies for absence
- Minutes of meeting of 14 November 2016 and matters arising
- Police - Discussion about city centre priorities for South East Locality Improvement Plan (which covers the City Centre ward)
- 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
- Neighbourhood Partnerships
- Community Council committees
- Activities of Local Street or Amenity Associations
- Any Other Business
Members of the public are very welcome to attend this meeting.
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.
1 Apologies for Absence
2 Minutes of Meeting of 10 October 2016 and matters arising
- 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
- 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)
- 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
The Community Council has been told by the developers that this planning application for the RBS site on Dundas St/Eyre Terrace is unlikely you be submitted till late July at the earliest. We do not meet in July , our next meeting is Monday 1 August, so if the planning application has been lodged by then we can consider it at that meeting. However, as it may not be lodged till early August, we have booked the Drummond Room ( where we normally meet) for Monday 22 August, to ensure we have a date available to discuss it. Our next meeting after then is Monday 12 September .