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
(The following is the text of NTBBC’s submission to CEC’s Open Streets consultation, submitted 2 November 2018)
The New Town and Broughton CC supports the principle of holding vehicle-free Sundays in parts of the city including the city centre.
In the city centre an obvious location would be sections of George Street with Charlotte Square or St Andrew Square, an area which already experiences pedestrianisation at least in part during the Festival. There might have to be a break at Hanover Street to allow for north/south traffic. Continue reading
(NTBCC has just received the information below.)
Edinburgh Council advises that the carriageway on Queen Street (between Albyn Place and Hanover Street) will be resurfaced later this month as part of an investment in Edinburgh’s roads and footways for 2018/2019. This carriageway has been prioritised because of its current condition. The work is scheduled to start on the 22nd October and should take approximately 4 weeks to complete.
The resurfacing work (which will not start until the week of 29 October 2018) will be carried out Monday to Friday between the hours of 19:00 – 03:00 due to the traffic sensitivity of Queen Street. However the noisiest operations will cease by 23:00 each night and an officer from the Council will be on site until this time to monitor noise levels and address any questions from the public.
In addition, works to upgrade the pedestrian crossing at Albyn Place and some preparatory works for the resurfacing will take place during the day (09:30 – 15:30) starting the week of 22 October 2018.
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