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
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NTBCC minutes – Monday 10 December

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held in the Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 10 December 2018 at 7:30pm Continue reading

Open Streets Edinburgh consultation: NTBCC’s response

(The following is the text of NTBBC's submission to CEC's Open Streets consultation, submitted 2 November 2018)

The New Town and Broughton CC supports the principle of holding vehicle-free Sundays in parts of the city including the city centre.

In the city centre an obvious location would be sections of George Street with Charlotte Square or St Andrew Square, an area which already experiences pedestrianisation at least in part during the Festival. There might have to be a break at Hanover Street to allow for north/south traffic. Continue reading

Canon Mill : Application Withdrawn for Partial Demolition and Change of Use

The New Town & Broughton Community Council along with 30 others had objected to the planning application lodged late in 2017 to essentially demolish the last remaining building associated with the history of milling along the Water of Leith at 1 -3 Canon Street (17/05967/FUL), albeit with elements of the main facade retained in the proposed new building.

Whilst the building  was not listed (nor provided with the protection afforded by being within a Conservation area), we believed that it had historical significance ; being the last remaining physical vestige of a history of milling in the area which goes back to the 12th century and stretches along the Water of Leith as far as Dean Village.

Although there were a surprising number of comments submitted in support of the proposal, we are heartened to see that this application has been withdrawn by the agent.

Our objection can be viewed in our previous post in January 2018.

We had stated that we objected to the changes sought for this building as we believed that the proposal represented a  more than necessary intervention on the building and imposed a design form that destroyed any architectural linkage with the building’s heritage. We had hoped for  a significantly more sympathetic treatment of the building which may now be forthcoming.

Broughton Road: carriageway resurfacing, footway reconstruction, lighting improvements & traffic signal upgrade

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

As part of an investment in Edinburgh’s roads and pavements for 2018/19, the junction where Broughton Road meets Rodney Street/Canonmills will be upgraded soon. More specifically, the scope of the project includes resurfacing the carriageway, reconstructing sections of the footways, renewing the traffic signals and crossings, upgrading some the street lighting and new road markings. I have attached a plan showing roughly the extents of the works for reference.

Click the thumbnail to see the full-size PDF

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NTBCC minutes – Monday 12 February 2018

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held in the Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 12 February 2018 at 7:30pm

Actions and decisions are red italic underlined. Nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against the item. Continue reading