Broughton Street and Spaces for People
New Town & Broughton Community Council (NTBCC)
Special Meeting, 29 March 2021, 7pm on Zoom
The Spaces for People team has recently published plans for the Broughton Street to Canonmills route. Edinburgh Council is also consulting on whether the temporary measures including the ones for our area should be retained. NTBCC would like to hear your views, and invites you to a Zoom Meeting on Monday March 29 at 7pm – register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/new-town-broughton-cc-meeting-via-zoom-monday-29-march-2021-tickets-147117898595
NTBCC has published the following leaflet on Broughton St. It connects with these previous posts:
Click either image below to see the full PDF. The text of the PDF is reproduced below.
The Council have just announced (see separate post) the temporary Spaces for People measures that will be implemented along the route from Canonmills to Broughton Street. While we welcome some aspects of the current plans including the widening of the pavements at the Broughton Road junction and the improvements made to a number of junctions along the route, we intend to highlight our disappointment with the overall package of measures. The current proposals largely ignore the feedback from the Commonplace Mapping conducted last year and make few meaningful improvements to pedestrian and cyclist safety.
Another communication from Edinburgh Council:
City Plan 2030 – timetable update
We are preparing a new Local Development Plan for Edinburgh called City Plan 2030.
A new Development Plan Scheme setting out how we prepare a development plan and outlining the proposed timetable to take City Plan 2030 to the Proposed Plan stage has been approved by as part of an update report on City Plan 2030 to committee on 10 March 2021.
The proposed plan was due to be considered by the Planning Committee this month, but due to the significant cyberattack on the Scottish Environment Protection Agency just before Christmas 2020, the Strategic Flood Risk Assessment required to support the proposed plan was delayed.
It is now expected that the proposed plan will be published in August 2021.
The next stage of the plan process will be the ‘Period of Representations’ which will give a further opportunity for comments to be made on the plan.
How we engage with interested groups and members of the public will be determined by the coronavirus government guidance at the time. As well as a comprehensive digital plan, we will make every effort to engage with those who don’t have access to or prefer not to use digital channels. Further details on this will be published along with the Plan.
You can keep up to date with the City Plan Project by
- subscribing to our blog
- following us on twitter at @planningedin
- joining in the conversation by using the #cityplan2030 hashtag.
NTBCC received this notification from Edinburgh Council on 17 March.
Dear Councillors and Stakeholders
Covid-19 Cycling and Walking Emergency Response Measures
Proposed footway expansion and segregated cycleways Broughton St to Canonmills
Please be advised that as part of overall emergency measures we are proposing, on Broughton Street running North to Canonmills, to re-designate key parts of the road network to help pedestrians and cyclists travel safely while meeting physical distancing requirements.
I have attached the proposed designs for the scheme. These show changes to the streets which, in summary, includes:
Click the graphic to access the full PDF.
- Introduction of sections of segregated cycleway and pedestrian buildouts on Broughton Street, Rodney Street, Bellevue and Canonmills.
- Removal of one lane on approach to Broughton Roundabout from East and North. Removal of railings and extension of pavements at NE, SE and SW corners.
- Relocation of some loading to side streets off Broughton St and Rodney St (marked by double yellow lines (DYL) with single blips.
- Some existing parking altered to blue badge parking only on Broughton St using DYL with single blips.
- Additional restriction of parking at all times alongside the segregation at certain sections
- Retention of blue badge parking along the route
- Retention of existing bus stops
- Removal of railings at Canonmills junction excluding pedestrian island and corner at Warriston Rd.
The following sets out the main points of discussion at the meeting of New Town & Broughton Community Council held on Monday 8 March 2021.
The meeting was attended by Community Councillors, local Councillors, those presenting on the George Street Development and members of the general public. The meeting was relayed by Zoom.
Complete minutes of the meeting will be presented in draft at the next meeting of the Community Council and when approved placed on the NTNCC Website.
George Street And First New Town Project