Waterfront Plaza – Ocean Drive (opposite Ocean Terminal) affordable homes

Name/location ‘Waterfront Plaza’ – Ocean Drive (opposite Ocean Terminal) affordable homes
Owner/developer Crudens/Hart Homes for PoLHA (site acquired from Cala Homes) using Cala Development Plan
Proposal Affordable Housing Block –  development of 82 flats
Current status
  • Application approved
  • Work started August 2019
  • Construction halted due to coronavirus March 2020
  • Phased construction restarts 13/6/20
Key dates
  • Work started 20 August 2018, and will take 5 years
  • Affordable Blocks start probably August 2019 (completion: May 2021)
LHNCC POSITION Supported at CEC Hearing 13/12/17 (see January 2018 minutes)
Benefits
  • Improvements to brownfield site in front of Ocean Terminal
  • Provides much needed homes
Issues
  • Segregated affordable homes
  • Increased traffic in already busy area
  • Very little greenspace/loss of existing trees
Actions by LHNCC
  • Cala invited to give a presentation at the June 2017 Meeting– Presentation postponed as Application being revised
  • Attended CEC Hearing to support Application – Housing Development preferable to Business Development
  • Cala invited and attended Meeting 28 August 2018 to present progress update
  • Discussed at Planning Team meeting 5/11/19, non-material changes approved by CEC Planning
Future action
Notes
  • Affordable blocks start probably 2019 (completion May 2021)
  • Affordable blocks to be completed by Crudens – (Hart Homes part of Crudens Group)
  • Development well under way January 2020
Further information
  • Developer website www.cruden-ltd.co.uk
  • Cala quarterly residents progress newsletter. – still receiving updates for Cala Waterfront site
  • New application to increase number of Town Houses (TH) on Waterfront Plaza site – Planning Team to investigate. Case Officer contacted: To be added to previously approved TH blocks
CEC reference/link 16/03684/FUL, 16/03684/VAR2, 19/04746/FUL
Case officer Kenneth Bowes: Email kenneth.bowes@edinburgh.gov.uk  Tel. 0131 529 6724