388 home development given green light

Published: 15 December 2017

Disused land opposite Leith’s Ocean Terminal will finally be revitalised following approval (13 December) of a long-running brownfield development.

Ambitious proposals for “Waterfront Plaza”, which were strongly backed by local community and business leaders, were given the green light after Councillors voted unanimously in favour at the Hearing. CALA Homes (East) is now hoping to begin construction of the 388 homes as early as summer 2018 with fist completions late summer 2019 – along with 1500sq.m of flexible workspace units similar to The Arches, Market Street.

We are thrilled to have received the backing of Councillors...we hope to ensure that our plans bring a notable boost to the local economy and contribute to a vibrant community.

Craig Lynes, Land Director , CALA Homes (East)

 

As well as the major economic benefits and the creation of a public realm, a wide range of the local housing supply will be boosted, with 97 affordable homes also included in the plans.

In the week leading up to the Hearing at The City of Edinburgh Council Development Sub-Committee, a joint-letter was issued on behalf of high-profile backers, including Port of Leith Housing Association, Leith Chamber of Commerce as well as Ocean Terminal and 41 of its businesses...

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