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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George St: CEC’s response to NTBCC submission

CEC has now responded to NTBCC’s submission on the latest plans for George Street, as follows:

New Town and Broughton Community Council
c/o Simon Holledge
By email

31st May 2022

Dear Simon

George Street and First New Town (GNT) Public Realm Proposals

The Council note and welcome the recent comments received from the New Town and Broughton Community Council (NTBCC) regarding the public realm plans for George Street and the First New Town (GNT).

NTBCC has been one of the key stakeholders over the years through the development of the proposals for George Street. The Council recognises that the views and comments raised by NTBCC are critical in shaping final proposals for the area and ensuring that the project is a success in terms of enhancing George Street and the First New Town as a place to live, work and visit. As the Council has stated, collaboration is key to the success of the GNT project and we will continue to work with NTBCC as final project proposals are developed.

The Council’s response to the main items raised by the NTBCC are detailed below.

 

Equality Impact Assessment

An initial Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA), which allows the Council to meet its legal obligations in relation to equality, socio-economic disadvantage, climate change, sustainability, the environment and human rights for the GNT project, was produced in May 2019 and was updated in March 2020. During this current design stage of the project the IIA will be reviewed once more to reflect current designs but more importantly operational plans for the area which are due to be finalised by autumn this year. Working in partnership with key stakeholders, especially those representing disabled and mobility impaired groups, we will continue to review the project IIA as the delivery of the project moves forward.

Continuous engagement and consultation have taken place on the GNT project from the outset and the Council will continue to adopt a collaborative approach in developing final proposals. Groups including Edinburgh Access Panel have been closely involved and a specific session was recently organised with them relating to the current Stage 3 proposals.

Travel

In line with the Council’s City Mobility Plan, City Centre Transformation Plan (CCT) and Climate Emergency, a key objective of the George Street project is to make it easier for people to walk, wheel and cycle as well as provide better access to public transportation. With regards to people with mobility issues or disabilities, we will remove as much street clutter as possible, improve junctions, introduce seating areas, and significantly widen footpaths. This will all help to enhance the experience for everyone who wants to access and enjoy the street.

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NTBCC minutes Monday 14 March 2022

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

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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 Cllr Joanna Mowat City Centre ward
Deidre Brock MP

Cllr Hal Osler

Edinburgh North and Leith

Inverleith

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Open Streets Edinburgh consultation: NTBCC’s response

(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

Queen Street resurfacing, late October 2018

(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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