NTBCC agendas (AGM and ordinary meeting) – Monday 12 October 2020

Agenda for online meeting: 6:45pm for 7.00pm start

We very much welcome members of the public joining the meeting (using the Zoom platform).

Please register here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/new-town-broughton-cc-meeting-agm-via-zoom-monday-12-october-tickets-124163015923

Log-in details/Zoom link will then be emailed to all those who have registered.


  1. 6:45 – 7:00pm: technology check admin
  2. Attendance/apologies for absence
  3. Approval of 2019 AGM minutes
  4. Chair’s report summary
  5. Treasurer’s report
  6. Election of office bearers
  7. Any other business

Ordinary meeting

1.   Welcome/new members/proposed NTBCC Business meeting 19th October  (5 minutes)
2.   Minutes of 14th September Meeting (via Zoom) and matters arising
       (To approve)
3.   Police Report
(To note, Police Scotland key messages as received/circulated prior to meeting)
4.   Transport

  1. Spaces for People: submission on latest proposal for ‘A1 corridor’
    (To note)
  2. Forthcoming consultation on the ‘Tram Extension’ TRO proposals
    (Purpose: raise awareness of the consultation and agree how to respond to proposals affecting our area)
(15 minutes)
5.   Environment

  1. Communal Bin Review project – review of Gull Proof Sack service
    (To note & discuss overall response & proposed briefing as requested by CEC Waste & Cleansing
(15 minutes)
6.    Planning
(Purpose: opportunity to finalise response to proposals as lodged: 20/03034/FUL, 20/03665/FUL & 20/3661/CON)

  1. Ex-RBS site (Dundas St/Fettes Row) planning application: draft NTBCC Position
  2. Q&A (NTBCC & members of the public)
  1. (15 minutes)
  2. (15 minutes)
7.   Licensing

  1. Scottish Government Short Term Lets consultation
    should we respond?
8.   Engagement/Communications/Instagram update (5 minutes)
9.   Local residents’ associations/local interest groups
10. Any other business
(including any contact by residents not previously covered)

 During the meetings, 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.

Short-term lets: how to complain

If you are suffering because of a short-term let near you, then you can submit a complaint to Edinburgh Council.

Edinburgh Council’s website says

A short term let is a property which is let out to visitors on a commercial basis for short periods of time. Often the whole property is let as holiday accommodation. In other cases, the host will continue to live in the property and let out a room or rooms to visitors.

We are concerned about the impact of aspects of short term letting, such as the influence on

  • housing supply
  • the city and its residents
  • communities
  • planning matters
  • safety standards
  • anti-social behaviour.

Report a problem with a short term let to planning

Report ongoing noise or anti-social behaviour issues

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

Actions and decisions are red italic underlined. nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision. Continue reading

Short-term lets consultation events

From an email from Edinburgh Council

There is a programme of Short Term Let Consultation events (first in Inverness on Tuesday).  A good chance to air local views on short term lets/ Air B&B/ absent landlords etc.

Residents, hosts, businesses, local authorities and anyone with an interest are encouraged to attend all of these events.

The events are free to attend and are on the following dates:

Booking link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/scottish-government-21605263546

Chris Peggie | Governance Officer | Democracy, Governance & Resilience: Governance | Strategy & Communications | Chief Executive | The City of Edinburgh Council | Business Centre 2:1 | Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG | 0131 529 4494chris.peggie@edinburgh.gov.uk |www.edinburgh.gov.uk


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.)


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.

If you wish to be removed from this circulation list, please email minsec@ntbcc.org.uk at any time.

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

NTBCC minutes – Monday 10 September

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 September 2018 at 7:30pm

Actions are in red italic underlined.

The meeting was chaired by R Price in C Nimmo’s absence. Continue reading