NTBCC statement on George St

The New Town and Broughton Community Council (NTBCC) were represented, on 5 September 2023, at the George Street and First New Town Project stakeholder meeting devoted to accessibility. We wish to respond to the request for comments, due by today’s date.

We believe George Street should at all times be accessible for essential vehicles including taxis and hire cars, both for the disabled and for those arriving at and leaving accommodation on the street. We understand that taxis and private hire cars suit different types of disability and both should be allowed.

To ensure that the street is not dominated by traffic, we also suggest that a 10-mph limit be encouraged, and whenever possible enforced, for all vehicles including bicycles, e-bikes and other types of light electric vehicle.

We are also in favour of any schemes or provisions that enable visitors to locate toilets along or near the street. If the street is to be a destination for visitors and residents, then toilet facilities, in some form, are essential.

If underground surveys have indeed been conducted, we call on the City of Edinburgh Council and their contractors to make the data public as soon as possible, so the implications of the locations of existing basements, utilities, drains and sewers can be understood and factored into designs.

Simon Holledge, 

NTBCC Engagement Officer 

12 September 2023


The formatted version of thsi statement is in this PDF.

Annandale Street to Picardy Place southbound road closure

Trams to Newhaven project informs NTBCC and its residents and businesses:

On 24 October 2022, there will be changes to the traffic management arrangements on the southbound section of Leith Walk between Annandale Street and Picardy Place to allow final surfacing and lining works to take place.

This will involve a closure of the southbound carriageway for approximately three weeks from Annandale Street to the Picardy Place turnback, including the full junction at London Road. The Picardy Place turnback will remain operational throughout the duration of these works. Continue reading

NTBCC minutes Monday 14 February 2022

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Monday 14 February 2022 at 7pm

Actions and decisions are red italic. ND (‘no dissent’) means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision.

Edinburgh Council has stated that ‘CCs can approve minutes, and take other decisions, remotely’, as so long as they ensure that ‘remote meetings are as accessible to members of the public and (as) well-advertised as possible’. Continue reading

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 28 October 2021

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting
(Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 28 October 2021 at 5:30pm Continue reading

‘Final’ Proposal for Cycle Path Extension in King George V Park

The New Town & Broughton Community Council along with representatives from the Friends of King George V Park & others have been engaged with Turley, the planning consultant (acting on behalf of Ediston, the developer of the ex-RBS site) on progressing the Council-imposed condition / informative  imposed  as part of the approval of the various applications in relation to the wider development – specifically relating to cycling provision from the proposed new entrance into King George V Park (KGVP).

We have been invited to a further meeting on 15 October with the  Council’s Parks & Green Spaces and Active Travel team along with the Friends and others to agree the final proposal for extending the cycle path  from the new cut-through from Dundas Street to KGVP and widening / resurfacing current paths in KGVP to accommodate this – the final proposal put forward by the Council can be seen here.

We would be interested in any comments that local residents and park users have to this proposal.

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NTBCC minutes Monday 10 May 2021

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Monday 10 May 2020 at 7pm

Actions and decisions are red italic. ND (‘no dissent’) means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision.

Edinburgh Council has stated that ‘CCs can approve minutes, and take other decisions, remotely’, as so long as they ensure that ‘remote meetings are as accessible to members of the public and (as) well-advertised as possible’. Continue reading

NTBCC minutes Monday 12 April 2021

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Monday 12 April 2021 at 7pm

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