George Street and First New Town : Business and Resident Engagement

The New Town & Broughton Community Council along with other stakeholders have been engaged in discussions regarding plans for George Street over the past few years & have also had regular discussions at NTBCC meetings, most recently in December 2020.

These proposals have now progressed to the stage where views of  the wider public (both businesses and residents of George Street and First New Town) are being sought on the final concept design proposals and their operation.

There is now an opportunity for local residents to become involved – there are 8 sessions planned – via Microsoft Teams – either on 2nd or 3rd March for small groups (maximum 8 people at each) with registration through Eventbrite (see link below).

The following is adapted from an email sent to the community council  covering these sessions. 

“Further to my recent email, we have now set up an Eventbrite Page  to enable residents to book onto one of eight 1.5 hour sessions that are being held.  Clicking on the box below will take you to the page.

We will shortly issue a flyer around businesses and residents to further publicise the sessions – I’m happy to send you an electronic version of the flyer if you’d like to share it via your Twitter feed or website.

We will limit attendance at each meeting to 8 participants to ensure we can have a good and detailed discussion.  Therefore, we’ll need to restrict attendance to 1 slot per household at present.  If we have slots still available as we get closer to the 2nd and 3rd I’ll come back to relevant parties.

The meetings will be held using Microsoft Teams and we will send a link out in advance of the meeting.  We will also send a link to some background materials.”

To register for one of these sessions through Eventbrite  – please click George Street and First New Town, Business and Resident Engagement

If you’d like any further information at this stage please contact me directly.”

Fiona Robertson | streets-UK | Tel: 07771 978577| 

NTBCC Meeting Agenda – Monday 14 December 2020

Agenda for online meeting: 6:45pm for 7.00pm start

We very much welcome members of the public joining the meeting (using the Zoom platform).

Please register here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/new-town-broughton-cc-meeting-via-zoom-monday-14-december-tickets-131718277915

Log-in details / Zoom link will then be emailed to all those who have registered.

Anyone who wants to raise an issue for discussion can do so either by submitting a Contact Us form (links to ntbcc.org.uk) or send a message via Twitter @NTBCC.

  1. Technology check / Admin/ Welcome
(6:45 to 7:00 pm)
  1. Minutes of 9 November meeting (via Zoom) and matters arising
    (To approve)
  1. Police Report
    (To note, Police Scotland key messages as received/circulated prior to meeting)
(5 minutes)
  1. Transport  
    1. Presentation from representatives from ‘Better Broughton’ followed by Q & A
    2. Other SfP updates from 12th November TEC from Transport Committee Convenor
(15 minutes)

(5 minutes)

  1. ‘Public Space Management Plan’ 
    1. Update following The Cockburn Association / EACC meetings on PSMP (To note)
    2. NTBCC input to PSMP (note final date for input / comments extended to 20th January 2021)
(20 minutes)
  1. George Street & First New Town Project
    Developing proposal – update from NTBCC attendees at recent consultation sessions (1 & 2)
(10 minutes)
  1. Environment
    1. Summary of agreed Committee Structure (Please note paper circulated) 
    2. Communal Bin Review – update including Residents’ Associations input
(10 minutes)
  1. Planning 
    1. Latest Powderhall (ex-Bowling Green area) – Public Event 8/9th December
    2. Update on 108-116 Dundas Street (20/03923/PAN) Pre-consultation
(10 minutes)

 

  1. Engagement/Communications update
(5 minutes)
  1. Licensing
    (by exception)
  1. Local residents’ associations/local interest groups
  1. Any other business
    (including any contact by residents not previously covered)
 

During the meetings, 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.

NTBCC minutes – Monday 9 September 2019

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

Susanna Beaumont NTBCC Carol Nimmo NTBCC Chair
Judy Conn NTBCC secretary Richard Price NTBCC Planning convener
Stephen Hajducki NTBCC Sheila Warnock NTBCC
Simon Holledge NTBCC Communications convener Alan Welsh NTBCC
Stuart McAllister NTBCC Alllan Jack NTBCC Transport convener
Jack Hugh NTBCC Alan Macintosh Broughton Spurtle
Susan Macinnes NTBCC ~35 residents

1.1 Apologies for absence

Jonathan Finn NTBCC treasurer Cllr Amy McNeese-Mechan Leith walk ward
Chrissie Ross NTBCC treasurer Cllr Joanna Mowat City Centre ward
Deidre Brock MP

Hal Osler

Edinburgh North and Leith

Inverleith

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NTBCC minutes – Monday 12 August 2019

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held in Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 12 August 2019 at 7.30pm

Actions and decisions are red italic. 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). Continue reading

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

Actions and decisions are red italic underlined. nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision. Continue reading

More Time to Give Views on the City Centre Transformation Consultation

From the City of Edinburgh Council News Centre 

Although many may be experiencing ‘consultation overload’ – there are a number of important open consultations from Edinburgh Council on their consultation hub. The final dates for registering comments can perhaps  be unclear (given that some of them have been extended) – however, this update from the City of Edinburgh Council summarises the current final dates for various consultations. As posted previously, we would encourage everyone to make their views known on the 3 related consultations currently open. NTBCC will also be submitting their views & posting those on the website in due course.

Links to the 3 consultations highlighted in bold as well as the website for the summary covering the overall initiative “Edinburgh, connecting  our city, transforming our places”

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Meadows to George Street project – Workshop Summary

The City of Edinburgh Council have been progressing ‘The Meadows to George Street’ project since mid-2018 . Although the majority of this project proposes changes outwith the NTBCC area, these changes may impact on residents within the NTBCC area. The broad project aims are to :

“transform the quality of walking, cycling, accessibility for all and public spaces on some of Edinburgh’s busiest streets:

  • Hanover Street
  • the Mound
  • Bank Street
  • George IV Bridge
  • Forrest Road
  • Bristo Place
  • Teviot Place

These streets, which link the Meadows to George Street, play an important role in the lives of the many who use them for work, leisure and for everyday journeys.

The project will build upon the Council’s Active Travel Action plan, the emerging City Centre Transformation Project and integrates with the George Street and First New Town project at Hanover Street. Meadows to George Street is one of the winners of Sustrans Scotland’s 2017 Community Links PLUS design competition funded by the Scottish Government.”

The initial stage of the project ran from June 2018 to September 2018 – during which, the views of people who use and have an interest in these streets were sought. .

Although, currently there is no public consultation on the City of Edinburgh Council Consultation hub, there is a consultation on the dedicated website here – running from 27 May until 7 July – we’d encourage all with an interest in this to comment on these proposals via this link.

You can also  sign up for project updates via this link. This will ensure that you are kept informed of progress, and events where you can speak directly to the delivery team and offer your views.

NTBCC recently attended a workshop which updated everyone on the plans to date. Our summary of the workshop can be found here.