NTBCC minutes Monday 8 March 2021

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Monday 8 March 2020 at 7pm

Actions and decisions are red italic. ND (‘no dissent’) means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision.

Edinburgh Council has stated that ‘CCs can approve minutes, and take other decisions, remotely’, as so long as they ensure that ‘remote meetings are as accessible to members of the public and (as) well-advertised as possible’. Continue reading

NTBCC response to ‘retaining Spaces for People measures’ consultation

Executive Summary

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. 

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NTBCC minutes – Monday 8 June 2020

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s meeting, held via Zoom on Monday 8 June 2020 at 7pm Continue reading

NTBCC minutes – Monday 8 April 2019

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s meeting, held in the Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 8 April 2019 at 7.30pm Continue reading

NTBCC minutes – Monday 10 December

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

IMPACT Scotland present their latest proposals at NTBCC’s June meeting

The International Music and Performing Arts Charitable Trust (IMPACT) Scotland was formed in 2016 and is responsible for the construction and operation of The IMPACT Centre supported by the Royal Bank of Scotland, a new all-purpose performance venue in Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square.

The IMPACT Centre will sit behind Dundas House, 36 St Andrew Square, the listed 1774 home of Sir Lawrence Dundas – which in 1825 became part of the Royal Bank of Scotland estate.

This proposed new venue will offer a 1,000 seat auditorium, 200 seat studio doubling as a rehearsal / recording space and an all-day atrium, cafe and bar. The IMPACT Centre will create a new home for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, a world-class space for the Edinburgh International Festival and is intended to be a year-round arts destination for performers, audiences and the wider community.

We look forward to hearing how these applications have been informed by the previous Public Consultations held in November 2017 & March 2018.

More background on the project, aspirations and the organisation on their website including copies of the Exhibition boards (http://impactscotland.org.uk/project)

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NTBCC minutes – Monday 9 April 2018

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held in the Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 9 April 2018 at 7:30pm

Actions and decisions are red underlined italic. Nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against the item.

In I Mowat’s absence, the meeting was chaired by R Price. He announced that that the trams team had given only a few hours’ notice that they would not attend this meeting. Continue reading