NTBCC minutes – Monday 10 June 2019

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held in Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 10 June 2019 at 7.30pm

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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

Have your say on plans for Randolph Place

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

Members of the public are invited to Edinburgh Council's drop-in session next week outlining proposed changes to Randolph Place as part of the City Centre West to East Cycle Link and Street Design project.

The drop-in session will take place on Tuesday 20 February from 1pm-7pm at Harry’s Bar, 7B Randolph Place.

Three different options for the redesign of Randolph Place will be presented at the session and the CCWEL team will be keen take on board people's feedback on the options.

Following the drop-in there will be an online consultation on the council’s Consultation Hub, so that anyone who is unable to make the session in person can still take part in the process.

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delay to work on Charlotte Square

(adapted from a communication from Edinburgh Council)

Edinburgh Council proposes to change the implementation date of Traffic Regulation Order (TRO/12/23) from 2 May 2018 to 2 May 2020. Here's their wording, changed from BOLD, ALL-CAPS to a hopefully more legible format:

The City of Edinburgh Council (traffic regulation; restrictions on waiting, loading and unloading, and parking places) and (disabled parking places) and (Queen Street area, Edinburgh) (prohibition of entry and turning) and (central Edinburgh) (prohibition of entry and turning, one-way roads and bus lanes) and (Edinburgh tram) (prohibition of entry, motor vehicles and turning, one-way roads, bus/tram priority lanes and weight limit) (variation no.1) (variation no.-) order 201- TRO/18/05

The council proposes to make an order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as amended to change the commencement date of the order that affects Charlotte Square as part of the public realm works, from 2 May 2018 to 2 May 2020.

Details of the draft order and related documents can be viewed 9:30am to 3:30pm Mon-Fri, from 26/01/18 to 16/02/18 at City Chambers reception or online at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/trafficorders or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk.

Objectors must state their reasons in writing, with reference TRO/18/05 to Traffic Orders, Services for Communities, City Chambers, High St, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ, not later than 16/02/18.

There is also a phone number for Traffic Orders: 0131 469 3122.