NTBCC minutes Monday 10 May 2021

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Monday 10 May 2020 at 7pm

Actions and decisions are red italic. ND (‘no dissent’) means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision.

Edinburgh Council has stated that ‘CCs can approve minutes, and take other decisions, remotely’, as so long as they ensure that ‘remote meetings are as accessible to members of the public and (as) well-advertised as possible’. Continue reading

NTBCC minutes Monday 12 April 2021

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Monday 12 April 2021 at 7pm

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NTBCC ordinary meeting minutes – Monday 13 May 2019

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held in Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 13 May 2019 at 7.30pm Continue reading

NTBCC minutes – Monday 8 April 2019

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s meeting, held in the Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 8 April 2019 at 7.30pm Continue reading

May AGM – Chair’s Annual Report (April 2019)

Below is the full text of the Chair’s Annual Report, presented at the May AGM on 2019_05_13.

The New Town and Broughton Community Council (NTBCC) is one of Edinburgh’s 44 community councils, established under statute, to represent the views of the community within the New Town and Broughton area, the boundaries of which are set but the Edinburgh Scheme for Community Councils.

Since the AGM in May 2018 we have held ten public meetings; in May (immediately after the AGM), June, August, September, October, November and December 2018, and January, March and April 2019. These meetings were open to the public and were attended regularly by some of our ward Councillors, who along with our local MP and MSP are ex officio members of the Community Council. Police Scotland officers are also invited and have reported at each meeting, and between 10 and 50 local residents have regularly attended.

In addition, NTBCC held a ‘closed door’ business meeting in September 2018, with Community Councillors only in attendance.

Since May 2018, 3 elected Community Councillor members have stood down or resigned; one after completing his representation of a local residents’ association and we anticipate a replacement in due course, and 2 others who have left the NTBCC area. Three new members have joined; 1 co-opted in April 2018, a second co-opted in January 2019 (from being an Associate member) and 1 becoming a Nominated member, representing a newly-registered residents’ association.

NTBCC has five subcommittees who report at each meeting and there is always discussion on issues raised by our representatives on the Neighbourhood Partnership, the South-East Locality and from Resident Associations’ in the area.

This year has very possibly been one of the busiest on record for NTBCC, with many significant City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) consultations being highly relevant for both NTBCC and the city at large. These included:

  • ‘Connecting our City, Transforming our Places’
  • George Street and First New Town Project
  • Review of Parks Manifesto
  • Parking Action Plan.

NTBCC has also been involved with several large scale planning applications, the ‘Community Councils Together on Trams’ (CCTT), the latest Licensing Statement of Policy and the five week Inquiry by the Scottish Reporters with regard to the future of the Old Royal High School (ORHS).

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NTBCC submission on proposed IMPACT development (18/04657/FUL)

The Edinburgh Council planning documents are online at its planning portal. (Please note that this portal will be unavailable 1-7 November.)

25th October 2018

Emma Fitzgerald,
Development Plans Teams – Planning and Transport, Directorate of Place,
The City of Edinburgh Council,
Waverley Court, Business Centre G3,
4 East Market Street,
Edinburgh, EH8

18/04657/FUL Erection of music and performing arts venue with licensed café/restaurant and bar facilities, and related arrangements for infrastructure, demolitions, and other works.
35 – 36 St Andrew Square Edinburgh EH2 2AD Continue reading