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
||NTBCC Planning convener
||NTBCC Communications convener
||NTBCC Transport convener
1.1 Apologies for absence
||Cllr Amy McNeese-Mechan
||Leith walk ward
||Cllr Joanna Mowat
||City Centre ward
||Deidre Brock MP
|Edinburgh North and Leith
(NTBCC apologises for the late publication of the agenda below. It had been waiting for confirmation from an external speaker.)
MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE VERY WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS MEETING
When: 7.30 p.m. Monday 10 June 2019
Where: The Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent (enter by ramp, suitable for wheelchairs, entry at right hand side of church)
- Minutes of meeting of 13 May and matters arising
- Police report
- Discussion – Short Term Lets – PLACE Edinburgh position & SG consultation
- Transport – CEC Low Emission Zone & City Centre Transformation consultation
- Environment – Waste Forum meeting highlights (as posted on NTBCC website)
- Localities/local residents’ associations
- Any other business, including Community Council Elections, schedule & publicity
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(The following is the text of NTBBC’s submission to CEC’s second ‘trams to Newhaven’ consultation, submitted 7 November 2018)
Trams to Newhaven consultation
Response by New Town & Broughton Community Council
- We welcome the progress that has been made but feel the vision for public realm at Elm Row could be more ambitious.
- We would welcome more detail on the anticipated future of bus services on Leith Walk.
- There should be comprehensive consultation on traffic management during the construction phase.
- There are some concerns about the plans for junctions at London Road and Leith Walk.
- We consider that no use should be made of the ‘triangle’ at Picardy Place which would prevent the possibility of its eventual incorporation into the public space in front of the Cathedral.
We welcome this further engagement by the Council; evidence of a degree of responsiveness to feedback; and the greater transparency with which the engagement has been conducted. We also welcome the postponement of a final decision to allow for more rigorous scrutiny and clarification of bids received.
The proposals for Elm Row show some signs of progress however the revised plans could, in our view, do more to reflect some of the possibilities discussed at the design workshop held in June. Continue reading