Help Required : BELLEVUE CRESCENT : Urban Conservation Coursework Survey

Adapted from an email from Shaheera Pesnani, MSc Architectural Conservation, University of Edinburgh 

“We are a group of university students pursuing a MSc in Architectural Conservation at the University of Edinburgh. Since last semester we have been taking a course on Urban Conservation, and as a part of our Urban Conservation coursework, we are analysing the area of Bellevue Crescent, for which we require your help. We believe that the voice of the community is extremely important in any proposed development or recommended urban conservation strategy. The questions in the survey seek to gauge information on demographics, housing, social aspects, place, travel, and any further recommendations you may have.

We are looking for people living in either Bellevue Crescent, Bellevue Rd, Bellevue Pl., Bellevue Terrace, Bellevue St., Cochran Terrace, Cornwallis Pl., E. Claremont St., E. London St., Drummond Place, London St., Melgund Terrace, Rodney St., and Scotland St. to fill out our survey.”

The link to the survey is  HERE

We have been advised that it should not take you more than a minute or two to complete (although having completed the survey, this may be optimistic!).

“We are extremely grateful for your help. Should you have any further information regarding the survey or our project, please feel free to reach out to Shaheera Pesnani



NTBCC meeting agenda – Monday 8 February 2021

Agenda for online meeting: 6:45pm for 7.00pm start

We very much welcome members of the public joining the meeting (using the Zoom platform).

Please register here:

Log-in details / Zoom link will then be emailed to all those who have registered.

Anyone who wants to raise an issue for discussion can do so either by submitting a Contact Us form or send a message via Twitter @NTBCC.

  1. Technology check / Admin/ Welcome
(6:45 to 7:00 pm)
  1. Minutes of 11 January meeting (via Zoom) and matters arising
    (To approve)
  1. Police Report
    (To note, Police Scotland key messages as received/circulated prior to meeting)
(5 minutes)
  1. Transport
    1. Bellevue Crescent – traffic vibration issue
    2. Tram Update / CCTT / Diversions
    3. Broughton Street update
    4. ‘Spaces for People’ update incl. T&E Committee 28th January
    5. other
(20 minutes)
  1. Planning
    1. (Ex) RBS site applications update incl. details of 17th February Hearing
    2. 108 – 114 & 116 Dundas Street: Demolition / Redevelopment proposal
    3. George Street & First New Town Project” – latest news
(15 minutes)
  1. Environment
    1. Update from recent Environment Committee meeting (1st February)
    2. Edinburgh Council “Thriving Green Spaces” initiative
(10 minutes)
  1. Public Space Management Plan
(5 minutes)
  1. Licensing
  1. Engagement and Communications
  1. Local Residents Associations/Local Interest Groups
  1. Any other business

During the meetings, 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.

NTBCC minutes – Monday 9 March 2020

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s meeting, held in Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 9 March 2020 at 7pm

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NTBCC minutes – Monday 9 September 2019

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held in Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 9 September 2019 at 7.30pm

Actions and decisions are red italic underlined. nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision.

In the chair’s absence at the start of the meeting, the vice-chair chaired the start of the meeting (items 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6).

1 Attendance and apologies for absence

Susanna Beaumont NTBCC Carol Nimmo NTBCC Chair
Judy Conn NTBCC secretary Richard Price NTBCC Planning convener
Stephen Hajducki NTBCC Sheila Warnock NTBCC
Simon Holledge NTBCC Communications convener Alan Welsh NTBCC
Stuart McAllister NTBCC Alllan Jack NTBCC Transport convener
Jack Hugh NTBCC Alan Macintosh Broughton Spurtle
Susan Macinnes NTBCC ~35 residents

1.1 Apologies for absence

Jonathan Finn NTBCC treasurer Cllr Amy McNeese-Mechan Leith walk ward
Chrissie Ross NTBCC treasurer Cllr Joanna Mowat City Centre ward
Deidre Brock MP

Hal Osler

Edinburgh North and Leith


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Notification of essential works Bellevue area Edinburgh – Update 18 August

(adapted from an email from SGN)

Dear everyone

I’d like to give you a brief update on our work in the Bellevue area which continues to progress well.

As you are aware we’re carrying out our work in five phases to help minimise disruption as much as possible. Phase three of our work will start in Bellevue on Monday 2 September. For approximately four weeks, both Bellevue and Bellevue Crescent will be closed and parking restrictions will be in place. If possible, we’ll keep some parking spaces available. Signed diversion routes will be in place for motorists and commuters.

We’ll be working Monday to Friday between 7am and 4pm, and extended hours and weekends when possible. Local residents will receive a letter in the next few days.

We know that this is a busy area and wish to assure everyone that work will progress as quickly as possible and we’ll be doing everything we can to limit delays and disruption.

Thank you for your patience and continued support.

Kind regards


Caroline Lawrie, Stakeholder and Community Manager
T: +44 (0)131 469 1701 (: 31701)
M: +44 (0)7747 7577 99
SGN, Axis House, 5 Lonehead Drive, Newbridge, Edinburgh,EH28 8TG
Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter: @SGNgas

Notification of essential works Bellevue area Edinburgh – 29 July 2019

(adapted from an email from SGN, received 13:35 on 15 July)

I’m writing to let you know as part of the new St James Centre project, and to meet the increased demand on our gas network, we’ll shortly begin work in the Bellevue area of Edinburgh. This essential work will ensure a continued safe and reliable gas supply and help us keep the gas flowing safely and reliably for all our customers well into the future.

We’ve worked closely with the local authorities in planning our project which will start on Monday 29 July and take approximately 22 weeks to complete.

To ensure everyone’s safety while we work, some road closures, temporary traffic lights and parking suspensions will be in place at times.

We’ll be carrying out the work over five phases to help minimise disruption. You can see where we’ll be working in the attached leaflet.

During phase one we’ll be working in Dundas Street and Great King Street. For the first two weeks of this phase, two-way temporary traffic lights will be in place in Dundas Street. Great King Street will be closed for the full six weeks. There should be no impact on customers’ existing gas supply.

Phase two – approx. 4 weeks

East of Scotland Street Lane and Bellevue Crescent will be closed to motorists.

Phase three – approx. 5 weeks

During phase three, Bellevue and Bellevue Crescent will be closed.

Phase four – approx. 4 weeks

Drummond Place and Scotland Street will be closed for the duration of this phase.

Phase five – approx. 4 weeks

Our final phase of work will take place in Scotland Street and East Scotland Street Lane. Both roads will be closed for the duration.

Signed diversion routes will be in place for motorists during all road closures.

We’ll be posting regular updates on our website and using social media and traffic bulletins to keep residents and motorists informed.

Please feel free to share this information with your stakeholders, colleagues and anyone else who may be impacted by our work. All local residents are being notified.

If you have any specific enquiries about this project, please call us on 0131 469 1701 during office hours (8am to 4.30pm) or 0800 912 1700 and our customer service team will be happy to help.

I’d like to thank you in advance for your cooperation, support and understanding during this time.

Kind regards

Caroline Lawrie, Stakeholder and Community Manager
T: +44 (0)131 469 1701 (: 31701)
M: +44 (0)7747 7577 99
SGN, Axis House, 5 Lonehead Drive, Newbridge, Edinburgh,EH28 8TG