Ocean Terminal shopping centre/Trams to Newhaven

Name/location  Ocean Terminal shopping centre/Trams to Newhaven
Owner/developer New Owner – Ambassador Group 16/6/20. (City of Edinburgh Council Tram Team)
Proposal
  • Re-branding as ‘Porta’ and external alterations to existing shopping centre.
  • Plan to deliver a ‘community focused approach’ with retail, office and amenity space.
Current Status
  • New owner – ‘Porta’ name no longer being implemented and plans to redesign Ocean Terminal
  • Working on re-opening Centre and retaining tenants
Key dates Work due to start Sep/Oct 2019 tbc – planned for Nov-Dec. 2019 – postponed over Christmas and start early 2020
LHNCC POSITION Supported in principle (see March 2019 minutes)
Benefits To improve status and update interior and frontage
Issues
  • Working with Tram Team and plan to replace Discovery Garden, only green space and environmentally friendly, with paving and specimen trees and remove hedges at entrance to car park that reduce environmental pollution from emission. This has been a haven for people during past few months
  • No documents available on website for this application
Actions by LHNCC
  • Discussed at CCTT meeting and requested contact details for developer. Would need to get permission to access the contact. Not yet provided
  • Discussed with LHNCC planning group 6/8/20
  • Further investigation being carried out and information circulated to community. Awaiting confirmation date for meeting with owner
  • Manager sent email with proposed meeting date and suggested numbers tbc 18/9/20. Asked for time to consult with colleagues regarding availability and suggestion that member of local community has representation as well as CC
Future Action Further investigation – concerns regarding gardens and trees
Notes  
Further Information Developer Website: https://www.ambassador-group.co.uk
CEC Reference/link 20/03058/PA
Case Officer Jackie McInnes: Email jackie.mcinnes@edinburgh.gov.uk Tel 0131 469 3731