NTBCC AGM minutes 9 October 2023

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s AGM, 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.

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NTBCC engagement plan, October 2023

Original PDF: 2022-23 Engagement report.


  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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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.

‘Statutory’/Framework agenda for 11 September NTBCC meeting (by Zoom)

In accordance with our adopted position (alternating between In Person & Virtual meetings), this will be a virtual (by Zoom) meeting. To join the meeting – please access via the following link


Passcode: Calton

The detailed agenda will be published later this week, but for now here is the ‘statutory’/framework agenda.

  1. Welcome, introductions & apologies
  2. Approval of minutes of previous meeting (14 August 2023)
  3. Matters arising
  4. Policing matters
  5. Planning
  6. Culture & Communities ( incl. George Street)
  7. Environment
  8. Transport
  9. Licensing
  10. Councillor’s reports
  11. AGM
  12. Open Forum (for residents to raise any concerns)
  13. AOCB

Along with the detailed agenda, some committee conveners’ reports will be available with links to specific discussion items.

NTBCC meeting full agenda Monday 8 May 2023, and convenor reports

  1. Welcome / Introductions / Attendance
  2. Approval of the minutes of the ordinary NTBCC meeting held on 10th April 2023
  3. Matters arising from previous minutes, and not included on agenda below (To approve)
  4. Police matters (To note)
  5. Licensing (Convener’s report)
    • New Statement of Policy – Feedback from the 3 Evidence sessions (incl. for CC’s) (To note)
    • New applications relevant to NTBCC (1 Gayfield Sq / St James Quarter) : 11 May (To discuss)
  6. Transport (Convener’s report)
    • City Mobility Plan – consultation (To note)
    • East London Street – update (To note)
    • Trams to Newhaven – Public Realm issues (To note/discuss)
    • Update on Picardy Place (To note)
    • ‘Travelling Safely’ ETRO consultation delay / extension for comments (To discuss)
    • Membership of NTBCC Transport Committee (To discuss)
  7. Environment (Convener’s report)
  8. Planning (Convener’s report)
    • 72 – 74 Eyre Place appeal (PPA-230-2408 & PPA-230-2409) (To note)
    • Former Smithies site (23/01201/FUL) – 11 flats (10 x 2 bed) proposal (To note)
    • 1 Broughton Market – change from office use to serviced apartments (23/01473/FUL) (To discuss)
  9. Culture and Communities (Convener’s report)
  10. Communications – Update / Committee news (To note)
  11. Residents’ Open Forum
  12. AOCB

For those who are not on the NTBCC email list & who may want to attend, please click on the Zoom link below


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 meeting minutes 13 February 2023

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, at Broughton St Mary’s church, on Monday 13 February 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 meeting minutes 14 November 2022

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held in Broughton’s St Mary’s Church, on Monday 14 November 2022 at 7pm Continue reading