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

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NTBCC agenda – Monday 10 June 2019

(NTBCC apologises for the late publication of the agenda below. It had been waiting for confirmation from an external speaker.)

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE VERY WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS MEETING

When: 7.30 p.m. Monday 10 June 2019

Where: The Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent (enter by ramp, suitable for wheelchairs, entry at right hand side of church)

  1. Minutes of meeting of 13 May and matters arising
  2. Police report
  3. Discussion - Short Term Lets – PLACE Edinburgh position & SG consultation
  4. Transport - CEC Low Emission Zone & City Centre Transformation consultation
  5. Planning
  6. Environment - Waste Forum meeting highlights (as posted on NTBCC website)
  7. Licensing
  8. Communications
  9. Localities/local residents’ associations
  10. Any other business, including Community Council Elections, schedule & publicity

During the meetings an attendance sheet seeking names and email addresses will be circulated, though there is no requirement to give either. Email addresses are held and used for the sole purpose of circulating information about NTBCC and seeking residents’views on local issues.

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PLACE Edinburgh: investigating short-term lets in Edinburgh

(adapted from an email from PLACE Edinburgh)

Do short term lets (more commonly referred to as AirBnBs) cause issues in your neighbourhood? If so, can you help us?

We are a group of Edinburgh residents who have lived experience of neighbouring full-time short-term let businesses in residential properties, where no owner lives on site. Through this we wanted to use our experiences to co-produce policies and procedures with Edinburgh Council around short term letting, using a Participation Request process, and to get a public debate going to hear more voices on the subject. However, as we are not a constituted group (which is not legally required for a Participation Request) Edinburgh Council has asked us to demonstrate that there is an issue with short term letting in Edinburgh and that we have public support for our recommendations on how we can balance the needs of residents and tourists.

Therefore, we have set up ‘PLACE Edinburgh’ and we are sharing our recommendations online, and sending it to elected representatives and relevant stakeholders, like yourselves, for feedback and to gauge support so we can move forward with the Participation Request.

Here is an electronic version of the Recommendations document - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1P4GN1wHYgcElqxWZjyfMq02haxM4aWJhKUG3sZ5jMKE/edit

Here is an electronic version of a supporting caselaw document that shows how the law has ruled on cases involving short term lets: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wbqsOe8MiRzkqCHX2fZvF26ZRhJTaX6b/view?usp=sharing

We are asking you to:

  1. Look at the recommendations and let us know what your feedback is. Is it an issue in your community and in what way? Do you support the recommendations?
  2. Share the recommendations with your followers on social media and through your networks.

We are happy to try and get along to one of your meetings to talk through the recommendations, or encourage people who live in your community to go to share their experiences. We are just ordinary residents who want Edinburgh to be a safe, affordable and peaceful place to live and visit. We are not funded by anyone.

I hope that you can help us.

Best wishes

Deirdre Henderson