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.

NTBCC minutes – Monday 9 March 2020

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s meeting, held in Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 9 March 2020 at 7pm

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Trams updates: bins; construction-work ceasing soon

(copied from emails from CEC and the trams team)


Just a quick update to let you know that the bin relocations necessary during the upcoming roadworks (and along the detour route) are going to schedule; we’ve already positioned the new, wheeled bins and will be removing the large, side-loading bins next week.  Most of the new bins are next to the existing bins to make life easier for residents, as the old bins are removed we will reposition the new ones slightly to minimise obstruction wherever possible.

We’ve already started running the night shift route to get the crews used to the new route.  If they identify any potential over/under-provision due to the increased collection frequency, we will adjust where necessary.  A couple of the existing paper bins (blue lids) will be replaced with packaging bins (green lids) to improve recycling opportunities for residents.

We will continue to monitor the locations to see if any need to be adjusted.

Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.

Kind regards,

Peter Jones, Project Officer, Waste and Cleansing Services, The City of Edinburgh Council,
Seafield Depot, 1 Fillyside Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6RD
Tel: 07889 645979


Construction work ceasing soon (temporarily)

Formal instruction has been issued to Sacyr, Farrans Neopul (SFN) and Morrison Utility Services (MUS) to shut down the Trams to Newhaven construction site. This is in accordance with advice given by the Scottish Government over the last 48 hours.

The complexity of this project means that it will take a few days to action and there may be works that need to be completed in order to make the site safe and secure. Any further work that is undertaken will be done in accordance with Scottish Government guidelines around proximity working. Current traffic management arrangements will remain in place.

Work will continue off-site, again operating to strict social distancing guidelines, including design, planning and scheduling, as well as drawing up a remobilisation strategy for returning to the site once restrictions are lifted. We will also be closely liaising with MUS and SFN to look at ways of mitigating the impact of work stopping on the wider project.

The project contact centre will continue to be operational for any queries.

Chris Wilson
Trams to Newhaven

NTBCC minutes – Monday 10 February 2020

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s business meeting, held in Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 10 February 2020 at 7pm

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NTBCC’s response to Edinburgh city centre transformation – proposed strategy

(Submitted by Allan Jack, NTBCC's Transport convenor, to Edinburgh Council on 6 July 2019) 

We welcome

  • Creation of this integrated strategy, and its objectives

We note that

  • The strategy will only succeed if residents and visitors make different transport choices

We believe that

  • Having a high proportion of residents in the city centre is a major part of what makes Edinburgh unique and should be valued as a priority

We suggest that

  • In developing the various elements, residents’ interests should be given precedence over those of commerce and visitors
  • Traffic displacement should not negatively impact the Second and Third New Town
  • CEC should take action to protect the Second New Town/Broughton areas from the reduction of parking in the First New Town
  • Permit zone boundaries should be reviewed
  • CEC should demonstrate how the proposals will not displace air pollution from one area to another
  • CEC should commit to prompt transfer of public transport to electric charge
  • An effective system for removing commercial waste in the First New Town should be urgently introduced
  • Existing areas of first-rate public realm – especially Princes Street Gardens – should be better managed, and protected from unnecessary development
  • Management of public realm should be the sole responsibility of CEC and should not be delegated to external bodies
  • CEC should develop policies to minimise disruption in the city
  • Where CEC has identified over-provision of licensed premises, remedial action should be taken

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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

May AGM – Chair’s Annual Report (April 2019)

Below is the full text of the Chair's Annual Report, presented at the May AGM on 2019_05_13.

The New Town and Broughton Community Council (NTBCC) is one of Edinburgh's 44 community councils, established under statute, to represent the views of the community within the New Town and Broughton area, the boundaries of which are set but the Edinburgh Scheme for Community Councils.

Since the AGM in May 2018 we have held ten public meetings; in May (immediately after the AGM), June, August, September, October, November and December 2018, and January, March and April 2019. These meetings were open to the public and were attended regularly by some of our ward Councillors, who along with our local MP and MSP are ex officio members of the Community Council. Police Scotland officers are also invited and have reported at each meeting, and between 10 and 50 local residents have regularly attended.

In addition, NTBCC held a ‘closed door’ business meeting in September 2018, with Community Councillors only in attendance.

Since May 2018, 3 elected Community Councillor members have stood down or resigned; one after completing his representation of a local residents’ association and we anticipate a replacement in due course, and 2 others who have left the NTBCC area. Three new members have joined; 1 co-opted in April 2018, a second co-opted in January 2019 (from being an Associate member) and 1 becoming a Nominated member, representing a newly-registered residents’ association.

NTBCC has five subcommittees who report at each meeting and there is always discussion on issues raised by our representatives on the Neighbourhood Partnership, the South-East Locality and from Resident Associations’ in the area.

This year has very possibly been one of the busiest on record for NTBCC, with many significant City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) consultations being highly relevant for both NTBCC and the city at large. These included:

  • ‘Connecting our City, Transforming our Places’
  • George Street and First New Town Project
  • Review of Parks Manifesto
  • Parking Action Plan.

NTBCC has also been involved with several large scale planning applications, the ‘Community Councils Together on Trams’ (CCTT), the latest Licensing Statement of Policy and the five week Inquiry by the Scottish Reporters with regard to the future of the Old Royal High School (ORHS).

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