As noted below, the New Town and Broughton Community Council (NTBCC) considers the consultation to be deeply flawed. The inclusion of questions about measures not yet implemented is highly questionable. Until there has been an opportunity to evaluate the success or otherwise of any particular measures, it is impossible to make any valid judgment on whether they should be retained or removed. Many of the questions group cycling and walking together but the needs of these two groups are quite different making it impossible to properly judge the merits of specific measures for each of these groups. The survey is designed to encourage simple yes/no answers to questions about whether measures should be retained and does too little to obtain any insight into the consequences both favourable and otherwise from the implementation of the measures. The Commonplace Mapping tool would have been a far more effective means of obtaining genuine and considered feedback on the various measures that have been introduced. This lack of qualitative feedback will hamper any decision making by Council officials and Councillors. Edinburgh Council and its citizens deserve better than this hastily prepared and poorly designed survey.
With regard to the specific schemes already implemented in our area:
- We are in favour of continuing with the changes to The Mound and Princes Street East with some provisos.
- We are opposed to the measures on Waverley Bridge and London Road being retained and indeed believe that they should removed before the end of the current TTRO’s.
- We do not agree that any of the measures yet to be introduced in our area including those to Broughton Street, Broughton Roundabout, Bellevue, Rodney Street or Canonmills should be considered for retention until there has been an opportunity to better assess their effectiveness.
- We are also very concerned about the impact on traffic in our area of the planned changes to South Bridge and would urge that implementation is delayed until the consequences of the planned restrictions to vehicular traffic can be better understood.
Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s AGM, held via Zoom, on Monday 09 November 2020 at 7pm Continue reading
Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s public meeting, held via Zoom, on Monday 10 August 2020 at 7pm
Actions and decisions are red italic. ND (‘no dissent’) means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision. Continue reading
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
Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s meeting, held in the Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 11 March 2019 at 7.30pm
Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held in the Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 10 December 2018 at 7:30pm Continue reading
(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)
This draft management plan (32 MB PDF) was commissioned by Edinburgh World Heritage on behalf of the Calton Hill Steering Group. It aims to direct future management and maintenance of this landmark site and will be presented to City of Edinburgh Council on 15 March 2018.
The Calton Hill Steering Group would welcome your views and feedback on this draft document. Please see the link below which will take you directly to a survey through which any comments or suggestions can be made. This survey will close on Tuesday 7 November 2017.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Sarah Murphy (Edinburgh Council) using the details below.
Thank you in advance for taking part.