Planning

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 Current status LHNCC position 
1-5 Baltic Street
EH6 7BR
Mixed use commercial and residential development of 169 flats which includes the restoration and re-use of listed buildings as well as new build, by Sundial Properties Ltd
  • Pre-application consultation approved.
  • Still awaiting full application.
  • Development Option Appraisal submitted March 2019
Support dependant on FUL application

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1 Bath Road/Salamander Street Commercial and residential development of 212 flats and 3 commercial units, by Barratt Homes
  • Awaiting assessment
  • Revised Design Statements and drawings submitted April 2019
  • Going to Development Management Sub-Committee 8 May 2019
  • Application approved 10/5/19
Supported

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198 Great Junction Street
(Cinema conversion)
Conversion of listed former cinema building to residential development of 37 flats. Includes the building of an extension at the rear of the cinema and the refurbishment of the foyer area, by Glencairn Properties ltd
  • First application approved
  • Further application to address issues identified on full access to site submitted
  • Developer to go back to Development Management Sub-Committee following private meeting that took place between the planning committee and the City of Edinburgh Council affordable housing team (date tbc).
Supported

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106-162 Leith Walk
(Stead’s Place)
Demolition of existing buildings and construction of a mixed-use development including affordable housing (flats), post graduate student accommodation, hotel, restaurant, including space for potential community, retail, public house or commercial uses. Includes associated infrastructure, landscaping and car parking, by Drum Property Group
  • Planning Application refused at Hearing – Drum advised to address issues raised
  • Drum has submitted an Appeal to Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA)
Not supported

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139 Leith Walk
(land to east)
Refurbishment of the existing building, or potential demolition for flats, hotel, student accommodation and commercial uses with associated footpaths, roads, landscaping and potential reconfiguration of existing car park, by CW Properties
  • Planned public consultation at McDonald Road Library cancelled (reason unknown):
  • Application withdrawn April 2019
To be decided

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1 Ocean Drive
(next to ex-Genting casino at the bottom of Constitution St)
Residential development consisting of 57 flats providing a mixture of accommodation and tenure, by Port of Leith Housing Association Planning application approved January 2018 No further action

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Build a Rocket Boy Games’ offices
(ex-Genting Casino, 2 Ocean Drive)
Change of use from a Casino to an office building, by APBZ Commercial Ltd/Colliers International Planning application awaiting assessment Supported in principle

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Ocean Mist’ floating hotel
(The Cruz ship at the Shore)
Application to alter, extend and change of use of ship from bar/restaurant to a hotel, by Ocean Mist Group Ltd/Johnston-Harris Architects Planning application available for comment on CEC Planning Portal Supported in principle

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Hotel
(car-park near 98 Ocean Drive)
Hotel development, associated facilities and ancillary works, including Boardwalk, by Holder Planning Legal agreement under discussion (in relation to tram contribution) by owners of Ocean Terminal To be agreed

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Industry Lane
EH6 4HA
Demolition of existing car garage and construction of new residential block, (19 flats), with associated landscaping, by Murapol Group, Murascot Ltd
  • Initial application refused
  • Revised application (June 2018) being considered by CEC
Not supported

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Linksview House
(Tolbooth Wynd, Giles Street and Coatfield Lane)
Demolition of single storey and three storey blocks of flats, 25 garage lock ups and plinth area with under croft parking. Construction of 32 new flats and amenity space, communal external space with associated roads, footpaths and landscaping which includes updated public space/landscaping in the surrounding area. Alterations to be made to the base of the Grade A listed Linksview House, by CEC/Collective Architecture Awaiting assessment Support in principle with reservations

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‘MV Fingal’
Alexandra Dock
(opposite Tower Place)
  • Permanent mooring of MV Fingal at Alexandra Dock
  • Conversion of the ex-lighthouse ship into a 23-room boutique hotel and function suite
  • Alcohol licence – 11am to midnight weeknights, 1am weekends
  • Public entertainment licence
  • by Britannia Trust
  • Planning application approved 29/06/18.
  • Alcohol licence approved.
  • Public entertainment licence being considered.
  • Hotel scheduled to open Jan 2019
Broadly supported if in original location

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Ocean Terminal shopping centre Re-branding as ‘Porta’ and external alterations to existing shopping centre, by Holder Planning on behalf of Resolution
  • FUL Planning Application notification received
  • Application approved 8/4/19
Supported

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Port of Leith distillery
(Ocean Drive next to Ocean Terminal)
New building to house a whisky distillery, including visitor experience/tasting area and shop, office and bar/restaurant. Development will involve moving the existing listed Paint Shed building to a new location, by Muckle Brigg Ltd
  • Application being considered
  • Alcohol licence approved
Supported

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‘Skyliner’
Ocean Drive (opposite Scottish Government)
Residential development of 245 flats in 4 high-rise buildings with heights of 7 storeys (Block A), 13 storeys (Block B), 11 storeys (Block C) and 9 storeys (Block D) with a commercial unit, car parking and associated landscaping, by S1 Developments
  • Approved December 2018
  • Construction on dock wall underway
Broadly supported

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Waterfront Plaza
Ocean Drive (opposite Ocean Terminal)
Residential development of 378 flats and houses, including affordable housing and 29 commercial units, by Cala Homes
  • Application approved
  • Work started – will take 5 years
Supported

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Western Harbour – residential development Residential development of 938 flats to provide ‘mid-market’ housing, by Forth Ports
  • Application to extend the period of time for approval successful
  • Revised master plan for Western Harbour approved.
Support in principle

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Western Harbour – residential development
(4 Sandpiper Drive)
Residential application for the erection of 40 residential units and ancillary development, by Holder Planning Residential application for the erection of 40 residential units and ancillary development Support in principle

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Western Harbour – new primary school
(2 Windrush Drive)
New primary school and nursery and associated playground space, by CEC FUL Planning Application notification received & circulated to members 10/1/19 Supported

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