Planning

page last updated 2021_02_26

LHNCC’s planning committee consists of: Jennifer Marlborough, Don Giles, Arthur Young and Stewart Auld.

The table below sets out proposed developments and planning applications in the LHNCC area. See links for more information on LHNCC activities and links to the City of Edinburgh Council planning portal and relevant consultations.

All developments should be considered in context of the North East Edinburgh Locality Improvement Plan 2017-2022 (PDF).

We encourage all residents of Leith Harbour and Newhaven to get involved by responding to planning consultations. If you want to know more about how to get involved, email us or come to one of our monthly meetings.

Name/location Proposal LHNCC position
1 Rennie’s Isle/Ocean Drive Proposed redevelopment of existing office (VISA Global) for residential flatted accommodation including affordable Housing and ancillary uses Supported in principle

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106-162 Leith Walk – Stead’s Place
(2nd application)
Proposed Demolition of Industrial Units and Development of Residential Led Uses, Retention of and refurbishment of existing 2-Storey Sandstone Building Supported (with reservations)

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120 Ferry Road/Industry Lane
(2nd application)
Shop and 2 flats identified issues to be addressed

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67 Salamander St to 26 Bath Road Demolition of existing buildings and erect mixed-use residential and commercial development TBC

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Albert Dock (Stevedore Place) Replacement of listed bollard and chains with fencing at dock adjacent to Stevedore Place LHNCC planning group recommends objection

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Commercial Quay (72 Commercial St) Infilling of water features at Commercial Quay and replacing with decking, as part of refurbishment of Quay Commons (92) as offices and café. LHNCC planning group recommends objection

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Ocean Terminal shopping centre Plan to deliver a ‘community focused approach’ with retail, office and amenity space. Supported in principle

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Tower Street (phase 2) Proposed mixed use development with associated landscape, drainage, roads and infrastructure Supported

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Tram stop (Port of Leith) at Ocean Way Prior approval application relating to the Port of Leith Tram Stop TBC

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Western Harbour (residential development) Residential development of 938 flats to provide ‘mid-market’ housing, by Forth Ports Supported in principle

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https://lhncc.org.uk/planning/rennies-isle-ocean-drive/

There are no new updates for the developments below, so LHNCC has archived them. If there are future relevant changes, they will be restored to the above list. Click the developments’ names to see their archived information.

Development Status Link
1 Bath Road/Salamander St Construction started 24/10/19 18/08206/FUL
198 Great Junction St. (Cinema conversion) Construction started 2019 18/09563/FUL
1 Ocean Drive (next to ex-Genting Casino, bottom Constitution St.) On hold indefinitely 14/05127/FUL
1-5 Baltic Street and 7-27 Constitution St Approved 30/10/20 – no work started to date 20/00463/CON, 20/00465/FUL
‘Build a Rocket Boy Games’ offices (ex Genting Casino, 2 Ocean Drive) Approved May 2019 – no work started to date 19/01801/FUL
‘Ocean Mist’ floating Hotel (The Cruz ship at The Shore) Construction started June 2019 19/01449/FUL
Linksview House (Tolbooth Wynd, Giles St, & Coatfield Lane) Awaiting assessment 18/08051/FUL19/02728/CON
Port of Leith Distillery (Ocean Drive next to Ocean Terminal Construction started November 2019 17/04428/FUL
‘Skyliner’ Ocean Drive (Opposite Scottish Govt. Construction started September 2020 19/02778/FUL
South Leith Parish Church Wall – Constitution St. Newhaven Trams to take down and rebuild Construction underway Trams to Newhaven website
‘Waterfront Plaza’ – Ocean Drive (Opposite Ocean Terminal) Affordable Homes Construction started September 2019 16/03684/VAR
Western Harbour – residential development (4 Sandpiper Drive, beside ASDA) Construction started September 2019 19/00915/AMC
Western Harbour, 1 Windrush Drive (new primary school)
  • Construction started December 2019
  • Decision notice is available here.
18/10570/FUL