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
Agenda for online meeting: 6:45pm for 7.00pm start
We very much welcome members of the public joining the meeting (using the Zoom platform).
Registration is via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/292658217607
Log-in details/Zoom link will then be emailed to all those who have registered.
Anyone who wants to raise an issue for discussion can do so either by submitting a Contact Us form or send a message via Twitter @NTBCC. Continue reading
NTBCC’s next meeting will again be held (by Zoom) on Monday 14th March although we’re continuing to explore options for either hybrid meetings or in-person meetings in future.
The full agenda for this meeting will be published soon on our website, https://www.ntbcc.org.uk/meetings/ or can be viewed as a pdf here.
If this is of interest then please register via Eventbrite here to receive the Zoom link.
We look forward to as many local residents as possible joining us for this.
Having considered the information provided in support of the final scheme and in particular the Council’s responses to the comments submitted by the various stakeholders, while the New Town and Broughton Community Council continues to support the principle of introducing a Low Emission Zone, we can no longer support the current proposals due to their adverse impact on residents.
Given that none of the issues that we highlighted in our previous consultation response submitted in September 2021 have been addressed to our satisfaction, we wish to largely resubmit those comments but also highlight our concerns about the consultation process.
Despite clear reasons for change, there is no evidence that the City of Edinburgh Council has seriously considered any of the issues that we (and others) raised about the current plans. Some of the issues (lack of effective enforcement) were completely ignored and others (displacement of traffic into predominantly residential areas) are dismissed on the basis that it is too difficult to make changes to the current arrangements.
This approach is contrary to the Scottish Government’s efforts to encourage community empowerment and their intent to introduce meaningful changes to reduce atmospheric emissions from traffic in Scotland’s four major cities.
We therefore object to the current scheme for the reasons set out below.
The New Town & Broughton Community Council August monthly meeting will be on Monday 9 August 2021 at 7:00pm.
Consistent with continuing Edinburgh Council and Scottish Government guidance, this will again be held by video conference, using the Zoom platform.
The full draft agenda for this meeting can be viewed here.
We look forward to as many residents as possible from the New Town & Broughton Community Council area joining us for this.
If you’re interested, please register via Eventbrite here
In the meantime, here’s a preview / précis of discussion topics. ….