NTBCC minutes – Monday 14 October 2019

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held in Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 14 October 2019 at 7.30pm

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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 NTBCC treasurer Cllr Joanna Mowat City Centre ward
Deidre Brock MP

Hal Osler

Edinburgh North and Leith


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Notification of essential works Bellevue area Edinburgh – Update 18 August

(adapted from an email from SGN)

Dear everyone

I’d like to give you a brief update on our work in the Bellevue area which continues to progress well.

As you are aware we’re carrying out our work in five phases to help minimise disruption as much as possible. Phase three of our work will start in Bellevue on Monday 2 September. For approximately four weeks, both Bellevue and Bellevue Crescent will be closed and parking restrictions will be in place. If possible, we’ll keep some parking spaces available. Signed diversion routes will be in place for motorists and commuters.

We’ll be working Monday to Friday between 7am and 4pm, and extended hours and weekends when possible. Local residents will receive a letter in the next few days.

We know that this is a busy area and wish to assure everyone that work will progress as quickly as possible and we’ll be doing everything we can to limit delays and disruption.

Thank you for your patience and continued support.

Kind regards


Caroline Lawrie, Stakeholder and Community Manager
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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

An end in sight for Improvement Works at Broughton Road / Rodney Street

It was originally announced by the City of Edinburgh Council that major improvement works would begin in June 2018  at the Rodney Street / Broughton Road junction (see posting ). This included repaving all the footpaths in this area, improvements to traffic signals and resurfacing of the roadway.

Later, it was announced that this work had been delayed and would start on Monday 2nd July and was expected to take approximately 7 weeks (see initial Notification here ).

Traffic management including temporary traffic lights / diversions and signage (including parking restrictions, footpath closures and temporary bus stops) would be put in place for the duration of works. Despite the initial delay to 2nd July, the works did not appear to get underway until 9th  July ; with the work still in progress until now, a duration of almost 11 weeks.

However, this important  circular distributed to local residents this week by Edinburgh Council announces details of the final roadway resurfacing starting on Monday 1 October – with a sequential full closure of the northbound carriageway for 3 days followed by a similar full closure of the southbound carriageway for a further 3 days. The resurfacing work will be undertaken from 7:00pm through until 4:00am during this period – with unspecified noise level restrictions in place after 11:00pm. However, NTBCC are making the assumption that although resurfacing work will be limited to only the “off-peak” hours, the respective carriageways will remain closed for the duration of the resurfacing work.

The circular covers impacts on vehicle traffic but is not particularly clear on impact to pedestrians, bus users and cyclists – so care is required when approaching this junction during this period.

Although being supportive of these works, it would appear that the disruption caused to all (vehicles, pedestrian and bus users) will ultimately last for close to double the time vs. the original 7 week duration.

We are not aware of any significant additional work that has been undertaken to justify this extended disruption and are left to conclude that either the original contract duration estimate was highly ambitious or it was felt that announcing the full extent of the disruption expected initially would have resulted in too many negative comments at the outset.

However, we are hopeful that by 8 October, all works will have been completed and this extended disruption will come to an end, allowing traffic to flow more freely and bringing to an end the queue of traffic that occurs in Bellevue, Canonmills and Broughton Road at peak times and the environmental impact that this causes.


Broughton Road: carriageway resurfacing, footway reconstruction, lighting improvements & traffic signal upgrade

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

As part of an investment in Edinburgh’s roads and pavements for 2018/19, the junction where Broughton Road meets Rodney Street/Canonmills will be upgraded soon. More specifically, the scope of the project includes resurfacing the carriageway, reconstructing sections of the footways, renewing the traffic signals and crossings, upgrading some the street lighting and new road markings. I have attached a plan showing roughly the extents of the works for reference.

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