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

2nd Public Consultation for new Performance Venue behind RBS in St Andrew Square

IMPACT Scotland has already held an initial public consultation on proposals for building a new performance venue on land within Royal Bank of Scotland’s ownership at 36 St Andrew Square in November 2017. The consultation covered the “Demolition of the 1960's rear office block to the rear of Dundas House and the erection of music and performing arts venue and Associated Uses”.

They have now announced a second consultation / exhibition regarding the site. The proposal aims to deliver a new music and performing arts venue, the IMPACT Centre, immediately behind Dundas House, (which comprises the Royal Bank of Scotland at 36 St Andrew Square). It’s noted that the Royal Bank of Scotland’s branch at St Andrew Square will continue to operate as a stand-alone branch.

IMPACT Scotland have informed NTBCC that they will be holding the second of two public consultation events "to inform the emerging proposals" ; the date & time for this is :

Thursday 15th March at 35 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2AD, between 3:00pm and 7:30pm.

Details as communicated are here.

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Response to Consultation for new Performance Venue behind RBS in St Andrews Square

IMPACT Scotland hosted a community consultation exhibition regarding proposals for land within Royal Bank of Scotland’s ownership at 36 St Andrew Square on 7 November. The consultation covered the Pre-application notice for the  “Demolition of the 1960's rear office block to the rear of Dundas House and the erection of music and performing arts venue and Associated Uses”

Several members of the New Town & Broughton Community Council attended to better understand the development team's initial thoughts on the proposed redevelopment at the rear of Dundas House (current RBS branch in St Andrews Square).

Although we were initially surprised at the lack of specific detail,  we do support the approach being taken of exploring public views on the key aspects of the proposal (context, setting) – with further public consultations in early 2018 then covering the style, footprint, massing and height of the new building.

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