NTBCC meeting agenda Monday 8 August 2022

As usual, we’re asking that everyone who wants to receive the Zoom link to register via Eventbrite:


Anyone who wants to raise an issue for discussion can do so either by submitting a Contact Us form (links to ntbcc.org.uk) or send a message via Twitter @NTBCC

  1. Admin/welcome
  2. Minutes of 11th July 2022 ordinary meeting and matters arising
    (To approve)
  3. Police report
    To note only, key messages from Police report if received
    (5 minutes)
  4. Environment (1)
    1. Picardy Place – current proposal (PW paper), attendees for 16 August in-person event
      (25 minutes)
    2. George Street & First New Town Project (GNFT) – update / submission response (12 August)
    3. Q&A with Daisy Narayanan / Chris Mcgarvey (CEC) on the above
  5. Transport
    1. East London Street – update following July NTBCC discussion
      (5 minutes)
    2. EV charging – status update on recently installed chargers
      (5 minutes)
  6. Licensing
    (15 minutes)

    1. STL Licensing consultation #2 on Draft Policy  Conditions – closes 5 Sept – for info
    2. CEC Licensing Board – ‘direction of travel’ regarding  ‘Over-provision’ policy  – to discuss
    3. Outdoor Area permits vs Planning consent for static outdoor seating area – to discuss
  7. Planning
    1. NTQ – communication received on proposal to site Contractor blocks on Dundas Street
      (10 minutes)
    2. 72 – 74 Eyre Place – Latest proposal for residential / student housing
  8. Environment (2)
    (5 minutes)

    1. Waste Management – Communal Bin Hub proposed trial  for World Heritage site – latest news
  9. Edinburgh World Heritage (ONTE) Management Plan – to confirm presentation at September NTBCC meeting
  10. Any other business & news from local Residents’ Associations etc.

NTBCC ordinary meeting minutes 13 June 2022

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held at Broughton St Mary’s church (some attendance via Zoom), on Monday 13 June 2022 at 7pm

Actions and decisions are red italic. ND (‘no dissent’) means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision. Continue reading

NTBCC minutes Monday 9 May 2022

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Monday 9 May 2022 at 7pm

NTBCC’s minutes secretary apologises for the late publication of these minutes.

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New Town & Broughton Community Council Engagement Plan June 2022

Original PDF: NTBCC Engagement Report 2022-06-11


  1. Introduction
  2. Noticeboards
  3. NTBCC website
  4. twitter
  5. Residents’ associations
  6. Walkabouts
  7. Formal responses to local government consultations and deputations to City of Edinburgh Council committees
  8. Engagement with other community councils, networks and heritage organizations
  9. Use of Public Spaces for Events and Filming (formerly Public Spaces Management Plan)
  10. Previous NTBCC Engagement Plans

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NTBCC meeting agendas Monday 13 June 2022

This is our first in-person meeting for over 2 years. Members of the public are very welcome to attend this meeting either in-person or via Zoom – there are two Eventbrite links:

In order to know numbers, we’re asking everyone including community councillors to register. Registration via either link covers both the AGM and the ordinary meeting that will immediately follow it.

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George St: CEC’s response to NTBCC submission

CEC has now responded to NTBCC’s submission on the latest plans for George Street, as follows:

New Town and Broughton Community Council
c/o Simon Holledge
By email

31st May 2022

Dear Simon

George Street and First New Town (GNT) Public Realm Proposals

The Council note and welcome the recent comments received from the New Town and Broughton Community Council (NTBCC) regarding the public realm plans for George Street and the First New Town (GNT).

NTBCC has been one of the key stakeholders over the years through the development of the proposals for George Street. The Council recognises that the views and comments raised by NTBCC are critical in shaping final proposals for the area and ensuring that the project is a success in terms of enhancing George Street and the First New Town as a place to live, work and visit. As the Council has stated, collaboration is key to the success of the GNT project and we will continue to work with NTBCC as final project proposals are developed.

The Council’s response to the main items raised by the NTBCC are detailed below.


Equality Impact Assessment

An initial Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA), which allows the Council to meet its legal obligations in relation to equality, socio-economic disadvantage, climate change, sustainability, the environment and human rights for the GNT project, was produced in May 2019 and was updated in March 2020. During this current design stage of the project the IIA will be reviewed once more to reflect current designs but more importantly operational plans for the area which are due to be finalised by autumn this year. Working in partnership with key stakeholders, especially those representing disabled and mobility impaired groups, we will continue to review the project IIA as the delivery of the project moves forward.

Continuous engagement and consultation have taken place on the GNT project from the outset and the Council will continue to adopt a collaborative approach in developing final proposals. Groups including Edinburgh Access Panel have been closely involved and a specific session was recently organised with them relating to the current Stage 3 proposals.


In line with the Council’s City Mobility Plan, City Centre Transformation Plan (CCT) and Climate Emergency, a key objective of the George Street project is to make it easier for people to walk, wheel and cycle as well as provide better access to public transportation. With regards to people with mobility issues or disabilities, we will remove as much street clutter as possible, improve junctions, introduce seating areas, and significantly widen footpaths. This will all help to enhance the experience for everyone who wants to access and enjoy the street.

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NTBCC minutes Monday 11 April 2022

Actions and decisions are red italic. ND (‘no dissent’) means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision.

Edinburgh Council has stated that ‘CCs can approve minutes, and take other decisions, remotely’, as so long as they ensure that ‘remote meetings are as accessible to members of the public and (as) well-advertised as possible’. Continue reading