Response to consultation on Picardy Place: December 2017

(NTBCC submitted the following to Edinburgh Council today [19 December 2017].)

Overview

The New Town and Broughton Community Council (NTBCC) welcomes the decision by the City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) to hold public engagement activities in connection with proposals for Picardy Place. The proposals have generated a high level of local concern and we have received an unprecedented number of representations from residents, both at our meetings and by email.

However, the consultation, though welcome, was tardy and brief. Given this, NTBCC consider that to demonstrate good faith CEC must now take time to consider and respond to the many questions raised by local residents and other interest groups, rather than press ahead with a scheme which few are convinced is the best that can be achieved. If CEC maintains this is not possible, then they should make clear why a decision must be taken before these questions have been answered. Continue reading

NTBCC minutes – Monday 13 November

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held in the Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 13 November 2017 at 7.30pm

Actions and decisions are RED ITALIC UNDERLINED. Nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision. Continue reading

George Street and First New Town engagement sessions

(distilled from an email conversation with Anna Herriman, Programme Manager, Edinburgh Council)

We don't yet know the times of these engagement sessions - we will update this post as soon as we do.

Face to face with CEC staff

15 and 16 January 2018
City Arts Centre (5th floor)
2 Market Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1DE

If you can’t make these, send enquiries and comments to Jamie Robertson (project manager, email Jamie.robertson@edinburgh.gov.uk).

Other engagement opportunities will be created by Edinburgh Council as the project progresses.

Give your feedback on latest council proposal for the Picardy Place junction

Following the critical feedback the City Council received regarding their initial (September) proposal for a new 'gyratory' junction to replace the current roundabout, the City Council unveiled a revised proposal in mid November. The hastily convened public information events (on 21 and 22 November) have been and gone, but you can still view these proposals, and give your view, in the online survey. Here is a link to the current proposals for the street layout and island site.

The Community Council attended both public information sessions and a stakeholder event, but we are keen to hear the views of local residents and businesses before we finalise our response. So please let us know by using the contact form here. You are also welcome to attend our meeting on 11 December at 7:30pm, at the Drummond room, Broughton St Marys, Bellevue Crescent.

TRO for Calton Road, Greenside Row, Leith Street, Princes St

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

Edinburgh Council is proposing a Traffic Regulation Order to

  1. Remove the 'Greenway' red line stopping prohibitions and replace them with yellow line loading/unloading and waiting prohibitions, on Calton Road, Greenside Row and Leith Street.
  2. The area of double yellow line on Princes Street between Leith Street and West Register Street will be redefined.
  3. Remove the two 'Greenway' loading bays and replace the loading bay on the east side of Leith Street.
  4. Remove the bus lanes on Leith Street.
  5. Remove the banned right turn from Calton Road to Leith Street and the banned right turn from Leith Street to Calton Road from the 'Greenway' traffic order and replace in new traffic order.
  6. Introduce a banned left turn from Leith Street into Waterloo Place.
  7. Introduce a prohibition of entry from Leith Street into the Edinburgh, St James, service yard.

The proposals are shown on the plans below. Further information is available on the Council website www.edinburgh.gov.uk/trafficorders or at www.tellmescotland.gov.uk.

Should you wish to submit an objection to the proposal, please do so by 19 December 2017 quoting notice reference number TRO/17/81.

Yours faithfully

HOLLY ROBERTSON

TRAFFIC ORDERS ADMINISTRATION OFFICER

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Question Time – Edinburgh Council Budget

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

Edinburgh Council says

Question Time event
7.15pm to 8.45pm, Monday 27 November
City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh

Thank you to everyone who has given us their views on our budget proposals and who has registered to come along to our Question Time event.

There is still plenty of time to register if you want to want to quiz our panel of senior councillors on changes to council services.

If you would like to put a question to the panel, or just come along and be part of the audience, please leave your details here by Wednesday 22 November.

You can give us your views on our budget proposals at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/playyourpart

Thank you.