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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Licensing Board Supplementary Policy Consultation – Overprovision of Licensed Premises, closes 13 May 2024

Adapted from the post on the Council’s Consultation Hub, the Edinburgh Licensing Board is carrying out an assessment of whether there is overprovision of licensed premises (in relation to the sale of alcohol) in the City of Edinburgh Council area.

Closing date for online submissions:  13 May 2024.

Should you wish to share your views/concerns with NTBCC, please contact us by email to licensing@ntbcc.org.uk 


Full details can be found here: Overprovision of Licensed Premises – City of Edinburgh Council – Citizen Space

Previous responses from statutory consultees provide some useful context:

NB: The current (2018) Assessment of Overprovision as set out in Chapter 14 and Appendix 2 of the Board’s new Statement of Licensing Policy (published 27 November 2023) continues to form part of the Board’s Statement of Licensing Policy meanwhile.

Licensing Board – Applications in NTBCC’s Area : 21 March 2024

Adapted from a Licensing Board notification received by the New Town & Broughton Community Council of new alcohol licensing application(s) within NTBCC’s area.

Should you wish to share your views/concerns with NTBCC, please contact us by email to licensing@ntbcc.org.uk 


Please find below the following application(s) due to be heard at the meeting of the Licensing Board (dates to be confirmed) which are located in your Community Council area.

Provisional    520487      Unit 9, Omni Centre (see here for site plan), 61 Leith Street (Slug & Lettuce?), EH1 3AU
as related to Planning application 04/03692/FUL | Change of use to form restaurant from existing coffee shop | Unit 9 61 Leith Street Edinburgh EH1 3AU that was granted on 19 November 2004.

Provisional    522065      85-87 Rose Street (ex- Greggs, now Viva Bar), EH2 3DT
as related to Planning applications 22/06370/FUL | Change or Use from Class 1 (Shop) to Class 3 (Restaurant) including alterations. | 85 – 87 Rose Street Edinburgh EH2 3DT that was granted on 16 March 2023,
and 23/04761/S50 | Request for a Planning Section 50 Certificate (Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005) | 85 – 87 Rose Street New Town Edinburgh EH2 3DT that was granted on 23 October 2023;

Variation      515335      28 York Place (28 York Place Hotel), EH1 3EP
includes to amend the layout plan to include an outdoor drinking area.

Variation      520373      5-11 Leith Street (The Newsroom), EH1 3AT
to add Outside Drinking as an activity during and outwith core licensed hours; Layout plan amended to reflect the proposed outdoor area.

Variation      521117      104 Hanover Street (ex- Bar Soba), EH2 1DR
as related to Planning application 24/00464/CLE | Use of premises as bar and restaurant | 104 Hanover Street Edinburgh EH2 1DR that is awaiting assessment currently.

Any comments/objections should be lodged in writing by 11/04/2024 (please note we recommend forwarding representations by e-mail to licensing@edinburgh.gov.uk).

Full details of the applications can be found here: www.edinburgh.gov.uk/downloads/download/13426/alcohol-licence-registers

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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Licensing Board – Applications in NTBCC’s Area : 15 February 2024

Adapted from a Licensing Board notification received by the New Town & Broughton Community Council of new alcohol licensing application(s) within NTBCC’s area.

Should you wish to share your views/concerns with NTBCC, please contact us by email to licensing@ntbcc.org.uk 


Please find below the following application(s) due to be heard at the meeting of the Licensing Board (dates to be confirmed) which are located in your Community Council area.

Variation      512647      6 Baxter’s Place (Planet), Edinburgh, EH1 3AF

Variation      520047      1 Canonmills (One Canon), Edinburgh, EH3 5HA

Any comments/objections should be lodged in writing by 07/03/2024 (please note we recommend forwarding representations by e-mail to licensing@edinburgh.gov.uk).

Full details of the applications can be found here: www.edinburgh.gov.uk/downloads/download/13426/alcohol-licence-registers

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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Licensing Board – Applications in NTBCC’s Area : 18 January 2024

Adapted from a Licensing Board notification received by the New Town & Broughton Community Council of new alcohol licensing application(s) within NTBCC’s area.

Should you wish to share your views/concerns with NTBCC, please contact us by email to licensing@ntbcc.org.uk 


Please find below the following application(s) due to be heard at the meeting of the Licensing Board (dates to be confirmed) which are located in your Community Council area.

Provisional    517915      3c York Place (ex- Fortitude Coffee shop), Edinburgh, EH1 3EB
as related to Planning application 23/07111/S50 | Request for a Planning Section 50 Certificate (Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005) | 3C York Place New Town Edinburgh EH1 3EB that was granted on 08 Dec 2023.

Variation      517239      19 Broughton Street (Cafe Piccante), Edinburgh, EH1 3JU

Variation      516255      Gf, 18-20 George Street (Hard Rock Cafe), Edinburgh, EH2 2PF

Any comments/objections should be lodged in writing by 08/02/2024 (please note we recommend forwarding representations by e-mail to licensing@edinburgh.gov.uk).

Full details of the applications can be found here: www.edinburgh.gov.uk/downloads/download/13426/alcohol-licence-registers