Western Harbour – residential development

Name/location Western Harbour (residential development)
Owner/developer Forth Ports
Proposal Residential development of 938 flats to provide ‘mid-market’ housing.
Current status
  • Revised master plan for Western Harbour approved.
  • Request for permission to extend time approval given in 2009 to be followed by AMSC application with updated changes to meet current legislation
Key dates
  • Currently (November 2018) going to PAN stage and awaiting FUL applications for various plots.
  • Development Management Sub-Committee – Wednesday 26 September 2019, Recommended approval for both – Approved
LHNCC POSITION Supported in principle (see November 2018 minutes)
Benefits
  • Completes the Western Harbour development.
  • Includes park/large area of greenspace.
  • Provides much needed ‘mid-market’ homes.
Issues
  • Very large development incurring traffic management issues
  • Second Application (Phase 2) – potential delays in relation to completion of Park
Actions by LHNCC
  • Forth Ports invited to and attended meeting 26/3/19 to address issues raised by Planning Team
  • Letter of Support in Principle sent 27/3/19
Future action
  • Concern in relation to notification that only 1/3 of Park to be completed (Phase 1)
  • Acknowledge receipt of PPP application. Respond to future AMSC when submitted
Notes CEC revised framework for Western Harbour. Contacted Case Officer (16/9/19) regarding revised documents – all minor changes and discussed with LHNCC planning team
Further information Developer Website: https://www.forthports.co.uk/our-ports/leith-edinburgh/
CEC reference/link  Park: 19/01040/AMC. Residential: 19/00986/AMC. Other: 20/03225/PPP
Case Officer Kenneth Bowes: Email kenneth.bowes@edinburgh.gov.uk Tel. 0131 529 6724