Demolition to Start at the Former B&Q Site

Although there has been some minor exploratory work in the car park of the former B&Q store in Warriston Road, the developer (Artisan) now has in place the necessary permissions to start re-development of the site and intends to commence demolition, site clearance and other prestart works on Monday 23rd October.

The local residents group has raised an historical issue regarding the enforcement of the no parking restrictions mainly at the western end of Powderhall Road – it would seem that during the development of Powderhall Village, no relevant traffic orders were exercised at that time, such that parking restrictions are currently unenforceable. The necessary provisions are now belatedly being progressed by Edinburgh Council and thankfully, with the retrofit of the adjacent Fusion House from office use to residential now being complete, the pressure on parking on this section of Powderhall Road has eased somewhat but residents remain concerned about the impact of the low number of planned parking spaces in the new Canonmills garden development and the probable over-spill into Powderhall and the surrounding streets.

We are pleased that the developer for the B&Q site has at least made contractors aware of the limited car parking in the area and has arranged for all of their personnel to park within the B&Q site boundary.

The demolition contractors are Kinetic Demolition (www.kineticdemolition.com) who can be contacted on 0131-510-7170 in the event of a reoccurrence of irresponsible parking.

Coincident with the demolition, a pro-active programme of tree maintenance that will involve some thinning and felling” will be undertaken in the existing tree belt at the eastern edge of the site.

Clearly, whilst some may miss the convenience of a DIY store in the locality, very few will miss the aesthetic contribution of the current shed, its yard or its car park – including its carrier-bag catching fencing.

NTBCC are overall supportive of the proposed development which will provide much needed new homes (including 25% “affordable" units) on a brownfield site that is no longer  deemed to have a viable commercial use.

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NTBCC minutes – Monday 12 September 2016

Minutes of New Town and Broughton Community Council, Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 12 September 2016

1. Attendance and apologies for absence

1.2 Present

Community Councillors

Ian Mowat (chair)                    NTBCC

Stephen Hajducki                    NTBCC

Chris Collins                             NTBCC

Judy Conn                                 NTBCC

Claire Miller                             NTBCC

Jack Hugh                                NTBCC

Richard Price                           NTBCC

Christine Ross                         NTBCC

Alan Welsh                               NTBCC

Iain McGill                               NTBCC

Jonathan Finn                         NTBCC

Carol Nimmo                           NTBCC

CEC Councillors

Cllr Joanna Mowat                 City Centre Ward

Cllr Lesley Hinds                     Inverletih Ward

Police

PC Chris Green

PC Paul Rich

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NTBCC minutes – Monday 9 May 2016

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of New Town and Broughton Community Council, held in the Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 9 May 2016 at 7.30pm

1 Attendance and apologies for absence

1.1 Present

Audrey Cavaye NTBCC Alan McIntosh Broughton Spurtle
Judy Conn NTBCC
Lynn Henni NTBCC Local Residents
Jonathan Finn NTBCC
Allan Jack NTBCC
Chris Collins NTBCC/DCA
Ian Mowat NTBCC
Carol Nimmo NTBCC
Lewis Press NTBCC
Richard Price NTBCC  
Christine Ross NTBCC
Alan Welsh NTBCC
Jack Hugh NTBCC
Cllr Marion Donaldson Leith Walk ward
Cllr Joanna Mowat City Centre Ward
Cllr Lewis Ritchie Leith Walk Ward

1.2 Apologies

Ian McGill NTBCC Cllr A Rankin City Centre Ward
Suzanne Beaumont NTBCC

2 Minutes of Meeting of 14 March 2016 and matters arising

A Cavaye read out the changes to the Minutes from the April meeting.

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NTBCC minutes – Monday 11 April 2016

 

1            Attendance and apologies for absence

 

1.1          Present

 

Judy Conn                          NTBCC                                             Janice Greenwood                 Resident

Audrey Cavaye                 NTBCC                                             Caroline Bond                         Resident

Richard Price                    NTBCC                                             Dorothy MacColl                    Resident

Ian Mowat                         NTBCC                                             Lachlan MacColl                     Resident

Jonathan Finn                   NTBCC                                             G Govan                                   Resident

Christine Ross                   NTBCC                                             B Williams                                Resident

Lewis Press                       NTBCC                                             G Guperthwaite                      Resident

Alan Welsh                        NTBCC                                             John Ross                                 Resident

Jack Hugh                          NTBCC                                             Greg Kettrick                           Resident

Alan Jack                            NTBCC                                             Graham Frost                          Resident

Chris Collins                      Drummond Civic Assoc                Martin McDonnell                  Resident

Alan McIntosh                  Broughton Spurtle                        Claire Miller                            Resident

John Ross Maclean          Broughton Spurtle                        Caroline Roussot                    Resident

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