Planning

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
1-5 Baltic Street and 7-27 Constitution St 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 Support dependant on FUL application

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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 Not supported

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Industry Lane/120 Ferry Road Shop and 2 flats TBC

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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 Supported

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Tower Street – residential development Proposed mixed use development with associated landscape, drainage, roads and infrastructure TBC

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

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There are no new updates for the developments below LHNCC has archived their full information-tables. If there are future relevant changes, the tables will be restored to this document. Click the developments’ names to see their full information-tables.

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
‘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
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