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 full agenda Monday 12 February 2024 and convenor reports received so far

This will be an in-person meeting on Monday 12 February at 7pm, in the Drummond Room at Broughton St Mary’s Church on Bellevue Crescent.

  1. Admin and welcome
  2. Approval of the minutes of the ordinary NTBCC meeting held on 11 December 2023, and matters arising (To approve)
  3. Police report
  4. Chair’s update
    • Report To Council – Review Of Scheme For Community Councils And Their Boundaries
      Relevant CEC papers are here and here.
    • Local Place Plans
    • Edinburgh World Heritage – Management Plan
      Relevant CEC paper is here.
  5. Transport (convener’s report)
    • Trams to Newhaven – Planned Close Out Report
    • Our Future Streets – Impact on New Town Residents
    • George Street – Cross Streets Design Consultation
  6. Planning (convener’s report)
    • Proposal 28 St Andrew Square for change of use from office to hotel
    • Proposal 9-10 St Andrew Square for change of use from office/retail to hotel and restaurant
    • Notice of pre-application for refurbishment of Baillie Gifford office on Leith Street/Calton Square
    • Application for integration of existing commercial premises into the Edinburgh Playhouse.
    • 72-74 Eyre Place Planning Appeal (DPEA) update
    • Points of Interest: 5G installation Drumsheugh Place (renewal refused); approval of hotel on Queensferry Street/Shandwick Place (just outside NTBCC area); approval by CEC Planning Committee of the draft ‘Old & New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site Management Plan’ consultation; Taco Bell taking over former Bank of Scotland, Picardy Place; student accommodation; and Glasgow Willow Tea Rooms to Princes Street
  7. Culture and Communities (convener’s report)
    • Update on current/ongoing issues
  8. Licensing (convener’s report)
    • Licensing Board
      • Update on new Statement of Policy, as related to Overprovision
      • Proposal to fast-track applications for Major Variations
    • Regulatory Committee
      • Update on Short Term Let Licensing, following Judicial Review on STL Planning Policy
      • Sheriff recommendation to add gas safety information as condition (following Fatal Accident Inquiry)
  9. Environment (convener’s report)
  10. Councillors’ reports
  11. 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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NTBCC ordinary meeting minutes 9 October 2023

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, 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. Continue reading

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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NTBCC engagement plan, October 2023

Original PDF: 2022-23 Engagement report.

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Noticeboards
  3. NTBCC website
  4. twitter
  5. Residents’ associations
  6. Walkabouts
  7. Formal responses to local government consultations and deputations to City of Edinburgh Council committees</li>
  8. Engagement with other community councils, networks and heritage organizations</li>
  9. Reform of the community councils
  10. Previous NTBCC Engagement Plans

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