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Next NTBCC meeting

The next planned community council meeting will be on Monday 8 August 2022 at 7:00pm.

Details now confirmed as an online meeting.

As always, members of the public are very welcome to attend this meeting. Registration for online meeting is via Eventbrite here.

Any member of the public who would like to raise an issue in the interim can use the contact form on this website or send us a message via @NTBCC on Twitter and we will respond as soon as we can.

Designation of the whole City of Edinburgh Council area as a Short-term Let Control Area

Adapted from email received by the New Town & Broughton Communty Council on the recent approval of a city-wide Short-Term Let Control Area which will come into effect on 5th September 2022.

Also note the link to the current (final) consultation  on a mandatory licensing scheme for all short-term lets which coincidently closes on 5th September 2022.


Following the consultation, in which you participated, and approval by Planning Committee to proceed with designation of a Short-term Let Control Area in Edinburgh, the Scottish Government approved the designation of the whole City of Edinburgh Council area as a Short-term Let Control Area for the purposes of Section 26B of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 on 27th  July 2022.

The area of designation corresponds with the administrative area of the City of Edinburgh Council.

A map of the area of designation showing the boundary is available on the Council’s website www.edinburgh.gov.uk/stlcontrolarea and is available for inspection by any person at the City Chambers Reception, 249-253 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1YJ at the following times:

            Monday to Thursday:  between 9am and 5pm

            Friday: between 9am and 3:30pm.

The designation will come to effect on 5th September 2022.

Upon the designation taking effect, use of an entire dwelling that is not a principal home, as a short-term let will be a material change of use requiring planning permission.

Further information can be found on our website.

Separate legislation introducing a mandatory licensing scheme for all short-term lets in Scotland was approved earlier this year.  This will require all short-term lets to be licensed by July 2024.  A licensing scheme for Edinburgh is being developed, you can give your views on our Consultation Hub until 5 September 2022.


STL Control area team

Planning & Building Standards | Sustainable Development | Place Directorate | Tel: 0131 200 2000 | The City of Edinburgh Council,  Floor G.3 Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG  | email: STLcontrolarea@edinburgh.gov.uk

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:

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/new-town-broughton-community-council-monthly-august-meeting-by-zoom-tickets-395389830627

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.

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 26 July 2022

These minutes consist of the Trams team’s responses to CCTT’s questions – both exchanged by email.

The June minutes are awaiting the Trams Team’s approval. Continue reading

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 AGM minutes 13 June 2022

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s annual general 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.

Items 1 to 5 and item 7 were chaired by Carol Nimmo. Item 6 was chaired by Bruce Ryan. Continue reading

NTBCC meeting agenda Monday 11 July 2022

We are pleased to announce an extra meeting to our published schedule to cover several delayed items from June. Although this may be the start of the holiday season, we very much hope members of the public will join us either for part or for the whole of the meeting.

As usual, we’re asking that everyone who wants to receive the Zoom link to register via Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/new-town-broughton-community-council-monthly-extra-meeting-by-zoom-tickets-380549994277

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 13th June 2022 AGM and matters arising
    (To approve)
  3. Minutes of 13th June 2022 ordinary meeting and matters arising
    (To approve)
  4. Police report
    (To note, key messages from Police report if/as received  & circulated prior to meeting)
    (5 minutes)
  5. Presentation: Richard Murphy Architects/RHSPT
    Amended National Music School application (22/02449/FUL & 22/02450/LBC)) and Q&A
  6. Transport
    1. East London Street – presentation by ELS residents and Lothian Buses
      (To discuss: 15 minutes)
    2. ETRO Consultation – update on NTBCC response & next steps
      (5 minutes)
    3. EV charging – status update on recently installed chargers & plan to meet with EV team
      (5 minutes)
  7. Licensing
    (10 minutes)

    1. Additional public houses in the First New Town vs Over-provisioning
      (To discuss)
    2. Temporary venues including St James Square, New Parliament House, etc
      (To discuss)
  8. Planning
    (15 minutes)

    1. 27 – 29 Beaverhall Road (HUB) application: update to NTBCC response & follow-ups
    2. Powderhall (Phase III) Waste Transfer site: pre-consultation – pre-application consultation
    3. Current Short Term Let (Retrospective) planning applications – latest news
  9. Environment
    (5 minutes)

    1. Waste Management – Communal Bin Hub proposed trial for World Heritage site – latest news
  10. Edinburgh World Heritage Management Plan – NTBCC position re. proposed engagement
  11. Any other business & news from local Residents’ Associations etc

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 19 May 2022

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting on Wednesday 19 May 2022 at 5:30pm, at Trams project compound (165 Leith Walk)

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