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!

Consultation event for victims & witnesses to crime

(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

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.

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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