NTBCC’s objection to RSO/21/08 and TRO/21/32

NTBCC’s transport convenor today emailed the following objection to these TROs which – if passed – would enable the ‘Meadows to George St’ plans.


Dear Traffic Orders Team

Objection to RSO/21/08 and TRO/21/32

The New Town and Broughton Community Council (NTBCC) has considered the above traffic orders and wishes to object to them for the following reasons:

  1. Hanover Street

It is proposed to introduce two one-way cycle lanes on either side of this street between George Street and Princes Street. It was stated that the use of two one-way cycle lanes was to align with the design of George Street but at a George Street and First New Town project briefing last year we were told that the design of Hanover Street had been set by the Meadows to George Street Project. Given the stated intent to introduce consistency in the design of public realm, it would appear that a two way cycle path would reduce pedestrian/cyclist interactions, remove the need for floating bus stops on one side of the street and allow more space to be retained/created for pedestrians.

Given that in the plans there is no route for south bound vehicles (other than buses, taxis, cycles and other traffic wanting to access Market Street) beyond Princes Street, Hanover Street is essentially a dead end for most traffic and therefore the need for traffic to turn around would seem to be an important but overlooked consideration. With the narrowing of the carriageway this will become much more difficult especially for larger commercial vehicles raising serious traffic management and road safety considerations. It is also proposed to reduce the number of bus stops on the street which given the number of services that are using this road will be a counterproductive measure in that it will increase congestion around bus stops. Continue reading

NTBCC full agenda Monday 13 May 2024 and conveners’ reports received so far

This will be an online meeting via Zoom: Monday 13 May at 7pm. Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84227025876?pwd=B6xb8yGjJFbBuEhsFRTaaPnlxbMPlK.1.

  1. Admin/welcome
  2. Minutes of 8th April 2024 meeting and matters arising
  3. Chair’s update
    • Edinburgh World Heritage Site Management Plan
    • Canonmills Owners And Residents Association
  4. Presentation on the Meadows to George Street TRO Engagement Stage
    Paul Matthews of AECOM and Martyn Lings from City of Edinburgh Council
  5. Transport (convener’s report)
    • Update on LEZ following meeting  with CEC Transport staff
    • Agree response to Meadows to George Street TRO
    • Status of Rose Street repairs
    • Change to Airport bus routes/future of bus station
  6. Licensing (convener’s report)
    • Supplementary Statement of Licensing Policy: ‘Overprovision’ – consultation closes 13 May 2024
    • Beltane Fire Festival on 30th April – queue management
  7. Planning (convener’s report)
    • 37 Broughton Pl, Broughton Hotel, internal and external alterations comments by 17/05 – 24/01498/FUL
    • Royal High School, conversion to music center, comments by 17/05 – 24/01804/FUL
    • Blenheim Place, new house on ‘greenfield’ site, comments by 31/05 – 24/01889/FUL
    • Note for information, the increasing number of applicants looking to install slimline double glazing
  8. Environment (convener’s report)
    • Overflowing bins in New Town
    • Communal Bin Review, Phase 5, Area A
  9. Culture and Communities (convener’s report)
    • Briefing on City of Edinburgh Council Culture and Communities Committee forthcoming meeting on 16 May
  10. Councillors’ reports
  11. Any other business, including news from local Residents’ Associations and points raised by members of public

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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 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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NTBCC AGM minutes 9 October 2023

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s AGM, at Broughton St Mary’s church, on Monday 9 October 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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NTBCC full agenda Monday 13 November 2023 and convenor reports received so far

This will be an online meeting on Monday 13 November 2023 via Zoom (link) at 7pm. We’ll open the meeting at 6:45 so we can start promptly.

To access the meeting, please use the Zoom link here.

  1. Admin and welcome
  2. Approval of the minutes of the ordinary NTBCC meeting held on 9 October 2023, and matters arising (To approve/discuss)
  3. Police report (if received) (To note/discuss)
  4. Chair’s update
  5. Licensing (convener’s report)
    • Short Term Let Licensing scheme – Home Letting vs Secondary Letting (To discuss)
    • Alcohol Licensing
      • New draft policy statement and consultation (To note)
      • Police annual report 2022-2023 (To note)
    • Street trading and market operators consultation (To note)
    • SEV licensing – CEC regulatory committee evidence session on 27 Oct (To note)
  6. Planning (convener’s report)
    • Concerns over planning (class use/enforcement) and licensing for cafés
    • Update on STL planning applications and licensing register
    • Proposed development in the Canon Court aparthotel car-park (23/06328/FUL)
    • Broughton Market (23/06502/FUL)  Change of use from office accommodation to serviced apartments
    • Edinburgh Council’s conservation and adaption initiative
  7. Transport (convener’s report)
    • George Street and the First New Town project (update on side streets)
    • Travelling Safely update (including Waverley Station masterplan/Waterloo Place bus trial)
    • Response to HES consultation regarding Holyrood Park
    • Report on outcome of Hardie Inquiry
    • Updates: Trams project, East London Street and LEZ
  8. Environment (convener’s report)
  9. Culture and Communities (convener’s report)
    • Presentation/discussion on Edinburgh Council’s community council review
      (There were no relevant items arising from this cycle of CEC committee meetings.)
  10. 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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East London Street Residents – Petition to Edinburgh Council

 

East London Street residents have submitted a petition to Edinburgh Council calling for urgent action to reduce the impact of the heavy traffic including out of service buses using this residential street.

So far more than 160 people have signed this petition which will be considered at the next meeting of the Transport and Environment Committee. If you have not yet signed the petition, please consider doing so. It can be accessed at the following location.