NTBCC ordinary meeting minutes 11 December 2023

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, on Zoom, on Monday 11 December 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 full agenda Monday 12 February 2024 and convenor reports received so far

This will be an in-person meeting on Monday 12 February at 7pm, in the Drummond Room at Broughton St Mary’s Church on Bellevue Crescent.

  1. Admin and welcome
  2. Approval of the minutes of the ordinary NTBCC meeting held on 11 December 2023, and matters arising (To approve)
  3. Police report
  4. Chair’s update
    • Report To Council – Review Of Scheme For Community Councils And Their Boundaries
      Relevant CEC papers are here and here.
    • Local Place Plans
    • Edinburgh World Heritage – Management Plan
      Relevant CEC paper is here.
  5. Transport (convener’s report)
    • Trams to Newhaven – Planned Close Out Report
    • Our Future Streets – Impact on New Town Residents
    • George Street – Cross Streets Design Consultation
  6. Planning (convener’s report)
    • Proposal 28 St Andrew Square for change of use from office to hotel
    • Proposal 9-10 St Andrew Square for change of use from office/retail to hotel and restaurant
    • Notice of pre-application for refurbishment of Baillie Gifford office on Leith Street/Calton Square
    • Application for integration of existing commercial premises into the Edinburgh Playhouse.
    • 72-74 Eyre Place Planning Appeal (DPEA) update
    • Points of Interest: 5G installation Drumsheugh Place (renewal refused); approval of hotel on Queensferry Street/Shandwick Place (just outside NTBCC area); approval by CEC Planning Committee of the draft ‘Old & New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site Management Plan’ consultation; Taco Bell taking over former Bank of Scotland, Picardy Place; student accommodation; and Glasgow Willow Tea Rooms to Princes Street
  7. Culture and Communities (convener’s report)
    • Update on current/ongoing issues
  8. Licensing (convener’s report)
    • Licensing Board
      • Update on new Statement of Policy, as related to Overprovision
      • Proposal to fast-track applications for Major Variations
    • Regulatory Committee
      • Update on Short Term Let Licensing, following Judicial Review on STL Planning Policy
      • Sheriff recommendation to add gas safety information as condition (following Fatal Accident Inquiry)
  9. Environment (convener’s report)
  10. Councillors’ reports
  11. AOCB, including news from residents’ associations, and points raised by members of the public.

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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Licensing Board – Applications in NTBCC’s Area : 14 December 2023

Adapted from a Licensing Board notification received by the New Town & Broughton Community Council of new alcohol licensing application(s) within NTBCC’s area.

Should you wish to share your views/concerns with NTBCC, please contact us by email to licensing@ntbcc.org.uk 


Please find below the following application(s) due to be heard at the meeting of the Licensing Board (dates to be confirmed) which are located in your Community Council area.

Provisional    513023      92 George Street (ex- Xile Clothing shop), Edinburgh, EH2 3DF
as related to Planning application 23/03108/FUL | Change of use from clothing store to licensed restaurant, formation of new mezzanine level on ground floor, external redecoration to shop front and installation of kitchen extract to rear alleyway. | 92 George Street Edinburgh EH2 3DF that was granted on 26 Sep 2023.

Provisional    513372      120b Princes Street (Starbucks Coffee), Edinburgh
as related to Planning application 23/05050/S50 | Request for a Planning Section 50 Certificate (Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005) | Willow Tea Room 120B Princes Street New Town Edinburgh that was granted on 27 Sep 2023.

Provisional    515998      17 McDonald Road (Ben Cruachan guest house), Broughton, Edinburgh, EH7 4LX
as related to Planning application 23/03596/S50 | Request for a Planning Section 50 Certificate (Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005. | 17 Mcdonald Road Edinburgh EH7 4LX that was granted on 10 Aug 2023.

Variation      505570      100-102 Rose Street (Auld Hundred pub), Edinburgh, EH2 2NN

Variation      505571      Precinct, 110-114 Rose Street (Element bar), Edinburgh, EH2 3JF

Variation      505572      15 Frederick Street (Chihuahua Dog cafe), Edinburgh, EH2 2EY

Variation      505574      49 Frederick Street (The Queens Arms pub), Edinburgh, EH2 1EP

Variation      505599      10a-12a Broughton Street (The Basement bar), Edinburgh, EH1 3RH

Variation      506163      115 Broughton Street (Cask & Barrel pub), Edinburgh, EH1 3RZ

Variation      507672      1 Haddington Place (Spry Wines bar), Edinburgh, EH7 4AE

Any comments/objections should be lodged in writing by 04/01/2024 (please note we recommend forwarding representations by e-mail to licensing@edinburgh.gov.uk).

Full details of the applications can be found here: www.edinburgh.gov.uk/downloads/download/13426/alcohol-licence-registers

NTBCC meeting minutes 8 May 2023

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Monday 8 May 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 10 April 2023

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, at Broughton St Mary’s church, on Monday 10 April 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 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 12 December 2022

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Monday 12 December 2022 at 7pm Continue reading