Ocean Terminal shopping centre

Name/location Ocean Terminal shopping centre
Owner/developer Ambassador Group 16/6/20. (City of Edinburgh Council Tram Team)
Proposal Plan to deliver a ‘community focused approach’ with retail, office and amenity space.
Current Status
  • New owner– ‘Porta’ name and plans no longer being implemented
  • Working on re-opening Centre and retaining tenants
  • Discovery Garden to be retained
Key dates 16/11/20 Confirmation and Statement that Discovery Garden will remain made public. Landscape drawing amended and on Trams to Newhaven website
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 – meeting held 5 October 2020
  • Letter of objection sent 16/10/20, copy to CEC Development Management Sub-Committee Convenor
Future Action
  • Letter of objection sent 16/10/20, copy to CEC Development Management Sub-Committee Convenor.
  • Liaising with OT management team regarding more community involvement, Community notice board and progress regarding Discovery Garden work
Notes
  • Extension date for comment raised confusion on this application. Strong public support
  • OT Tram Stop: Planning Applications 20/04060/PA (withdrawn) & 20/03058/PA (approved) – notification date 4 November 2020. Landscape design comments non material so permission not required!
Further Information Developer Website: https://www.ambassador-group.co.uk
CEC Reference/link 20/03058/PA, 20/04060/PA
Case Officer Jackie McInnes: Email jackie.mcinnes@edinburgh.gov.uk Tel 0131 469 3731

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