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 
5 Baltic Street


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
  • Full application to be submitted soon
  • Developer aims to start building in 2019
To be decided

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1 Bath Road (Salamander Street)

(Currently Keyline buiding merchant)

Commercial and residential development of 212 flats and 3 commercial units, by Barratt Homes
  • Awaiting assessment

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2 Ocean Drive

(Land next to the Genting casino at the bottom of Constitution Street)

Residential development consisting of 57 flats providing a mixture of accommodation and tenure, by Port of Leith Housing Association
  • Planning application approved January 2018
  • Building scheduled to start in 2019, complete in 2021
To be decided

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Cinema conversion

198 Great Junction Street

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
  • (Subsequently un-neccssary parts of the further application were withdrawn.))

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(car-park near 98 Ocean Drive)

Hotel development, associated facilities and ancillary works, including Boardwalk, by Holder Planning on behalf of Resolution (owners of land – and Ocean Terminal)
  • Legal agreement under discussion (in relation to tram contribution) by owners of Ocean Terminal
To be decided

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Industry Lane


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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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
  • Revised application (September 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 Awaiting assessment Not supported

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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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Port of Leith distillery

Ocean Drive
(Land 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, Muckle Brigg Ltd
  • Application being considered
  • Alcohol licence approved

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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
  • Awaiting decision by CEC
  • 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

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Western Harbour 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

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