Next NTBCC meeting – 8 November 2021 : Registration Details & Summary of Draft Agenda

The New Town & Broughton Community Council monthly meeting will be on Monday 8 November 2021 at 7:00pm.

We’re continuing for now with an online event as although we’re aware that some community councils are now returning to in-person or hybrid events, the New Town & Broughton Community Council feels that it’s still appropriate that this meeting should again be held virtually – by video conference, using the Zoom platform.

However, we continue to look at options that may allow either 100% in-person meetings or a hybrid model (some attending in person but also with a remote link being available) using Broughton St Mary’s but we don’t expect this to be possible until early 2022.

We look forward to as many residents as possible from the New Town & Broughton Community Council area joining us for this.

If interested – please register via Eventbrite here 

The full agenda for these meetings will be posted on our website, when available but  a pdf can be viewed here.

After a few necessary formalities – the first agenda item is feedback from a trial walkabout by NTBCC members and a discussion on future plans for these – involving NTBCC members & hopefully residents along with (perhaps) local ward Councillors and even Council officials.

This is followed by an update to a recent Council motion that has been approved on steps to control amplification of sound in public spaces & also an update/summary on the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) proposals and the outcome of the recent Council’s Transport & Environment Committee discussion on this which may include input from local councillors on where we go from here.

The Transport discussion will also include the current proposal for locating EV charging points in a few streets within NTBCC’s area (East London St, India St & Heriot Row). There will also be an update to current works as part of the Trams to Newhaven project in Elm Row.

Planning will cover our responses to some recent planning applications (Dunard Centre amendments & the Edinburgh Christmas Market) as well as a recent approval for a 5G mast on Leith Walk, directly adjacent to Gayfield Square Gardens and other matters which may be of interest to local residents. A useful summary of planning news within NTBCC’s area can be seen in the November Spurtle – in the ‘Briefly’ column on page 3 here.

The Environment discussion will provide an update to the forthcoming ‘consultation’ / ‘engagement’ on the Communal Bin Review at Broughton St Mary’s on 17 November, which will hopefully provide more information as to what exactly is proposed and cover implications for residents in the wider NTBCC area from this proposal.

Licensing will cover any recent applications that may be of interest.

Hopefully that’s enough for the present…..but happy to hear from local residents on other issues that may be of interest.