NTBCC full agenda Monday 8 April 2024 and conveners’ reports received so far

This will be an in-person meeting: Monday 8 April at 7pm, in the Drummond Room at Broughton St Mary’s Church on Bellevue Crescent.

  1. Admin/welcome
  2. Minutes of 11th March 2024 meeting and matters arising
  3. Chair’s update
  4. Canonmills Owners and Residents Association (CORA), Garden Area Eyre Place (23/01201/FUL)
  5. Treasurer’s report
  6. Community grants fund
  7. Licensing (convener’s report)
    • Supplementary Statement of Licensing Policy: ‘Overprovision’ – consultation closes 13 May 2024
    • Outdoor drinking versus non-drinking areas
  8. Transport (convener’s report)
    • Future streets meeting – proposed arrangements
    • LEZ implementation – proposed questions for quarterly transport meeting with Council officials
    • April Transport and Environment Committee – expected agenda items (confirm NTBCC position)
  9. Planning (convener’s report)
    • 26 Dunedin St – Student Housing (PBSA) – revised proposal (24/01451/FUL)
    • Current cases with Scottish Government, Division of Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA), including City Plan 2030 Update
    • Current consultations: City Plan 2040 Participation (closes 1 May 2024)
    • ‘City Plan 2040’: Local Place Plans – update on NTBCC position
  10. Culture and Communities (convener’s report)
    • Update on ongoing issues
  11. Environment (convener’s report)
    • Princes Street and Waverley strategy
  12. Councillors’ reports
  13. Any other business, including news from local Residents’ Associations and points raised by members of public

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‘Statutory’ agenda for NTBCC meeting on Monday 8 April (in-person meeting)

The next NTBCC public meeting will an ‘In-Person’ meeting on Monday 8 April at 7:00pm in the Drummond Room at Broughton St Mary’s Church on Bellevue Crescent.

We’re continuing to alternate between ‘in-person’ meetings & those held via Zoom as we believe that this  best meets residents’ needs although we’d like to host hybrid meetings (in person as well as access via Zoom) but funds / facilities  currently don’t permit this option at the moment.

The detailed agenda for this meeting will be published in due course, but for now here is the ‘statutory’/framework agenda.

    1. Welcome, introductions and apologies
    2. Approval of draft minutes of previous meeting (11 March 2024)
    3. Matters arising
    4. Policing matters
    5. Transport
    6. Licensing
    7. Culture & Communities
    8. Environment
    9. Engagement / Communications
    10. Planning
    11. Councillors’ reports
    12. Open Forum (for residents to raise any concerns)
    13. AOCB

This is the NTBCC standard agenda. A more detailed agenda with specific topics will be published before the meeting.

As always, members of the public are very welcome to attend this meeting and indeed future meetings (whether in-person or virtual).

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.

NTBCC ordinary meeting minutes 12 February 2024

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s meeting, at Broughton St Mary’s Church, on Monday 12 February 2024 at 7pm

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

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NTBCC full agenda Monday 11 March 2024 and conveners’ reports received so far

This will be an online meeting on Monday 11 March at 7pm, via Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2776483882?pwd=WkdwZWxuWWhDV2Y3eVhXZTQyS2ZwUT09)

  1. Admin/welcome
  2. Minutes of 12th February 2024 meeting and matters arising
  3. Chair’s update
  4. Planning (convener’s report)
  5. Licensing (convener’s report)
    • Planning Section 50 Certificates – Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005
    • Outdoor area for serving alcohol – licensed footprint vs tables & chairs permit
  6. Transport (convener’s report)
    • Feedback from Transport & Environment Committee on 7 March 2024
      • Cllr Mowat’s motion: CCWEL (City Centre West to East Link) project
      • Change in proposal for determining Traffic Orders
  7. Environment (convener’s report)
  8. Culture and Communities (convener’s report)
    • Reopening of the Nelson Monument (to note)
    • Signage for buskers (to note)
    • Fireworks control zones (FCZ) (to note)
    • Events budgeting (to note)
    • Parks and openspace investment (to note)
    • Million tree city/allergens (to note)
  9. AOCB, including news from residents’ associations, and points raised by members of the public.

Please note: before or during the meeting, names and email addresses may be recorded. Email addresses are held and used for circulating information about NTBCC but may also be used to seek residents’ views on local issues.
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‘Statutory’ agenda for NTBCC meeting on Monday 11 March (via Zoom)

The next NTBCC public meeting will be held on Monday 11 March at 7:00pm, via Zoom (meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2776483882?pwd=WkdwZWxuWWhDV2Y3eVhXZTQyS2ZwUT09).

The detailed agenda will be published in due course, but for now here is the ‘statutory’/framework agenda.

    1. Welcome, introductions and apologies
    2. Approval of draft minutes of previous meeting
    3. Matters arising
    4. Policing matters
    5. Transport
    6. Licensing
    7. Culture & Communities
    8. Environment
    9. Engagement / Communications
    10. Planning
    11. Councillors’ reports
    12. Open Forum (for residents to raise any concerns)
    13. AOCB

As always, members of the public are very welcome to attend this meeting and indeed future meetings (whether in-person or virtual).

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.

Responsible Construction (Short Life) Working Group

NTBCC frequently receive emails from local residents outlining concerns in response to planning applications regarding the impact of the (often extended) construction activity for new developments on nearby residents – be this in relation to impact on residential amenity (e.g. noise, air quality from demolition activities etc.) and / or impacts on the road network from construction activities amongst others.

Although we have frequently submitted representations outlining these concerns and whilst there is an expectation for developers to adhere to good working practices in relation to their neighbours, we are constantly reminded by the Council that planning controls over construction are limited  and not a material consideration for planning applications – however, the Council does have some powers to ensure adverse impacts of construction are mitigated in relation to noise, residential amenity, controlling the hours of working as well as impacts on the road network.

Following a Motion in June 2023 raising this issue specifically in relation to Haymarket Square construction, Edinburgh Council agreed an adjusted motion. In the subsequent report in response to this Motion, it was agreed that the Planning Committee would consider any additional controls or amendments to permissions which would help to reduce the impact of construction work to nearby residents for all new developments and to establish a more neighbour-friendly pattern of working for major construction and other active sites.

Furthermore, Council agreed that officers would explore the possibility of improving the information held on the Council website so that residents could better understand what controls the Council did have and who to contact if they had concerns and also agreed to establish a short-life working group, consisting of representatives from communities affected by construction, representatives of developers and/or the construction industry and relevant council officers, to consider options to encourage more responsible construction.

We are pleased that this Short Life Working Group (‘Working Group’) has now been set up and NTBCC, along with several other community councils have been invited to participate in a wider discussion on this.

The Working Group will consider options to encourage more responsible construction, and review ways in which to mitigate potential impacts associated with construction on the amenity of those within communities across Edinburgh. The subsequent follow-up report can be found here. Details of the proposed membership of the Working Group and remit can be found in Appendix 2.

The first meeting of the Working Group is scheduled for Friday March 1st.

Whilst NTBCC is aware of many of the issues raised by local residents, if there are specific concerns that residents would like us to raise, then please let us know via the NTBCC website Contact page.

NTBCC ordinary meeting minutes 11 December 2023

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, on Zoom, on Monday 11 December 2023 at 7pm

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

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