Western Harbour – residential development

Name/location Western Harbour
Owner/developer Forth Ports
Proposal Residential development of 938 flats to provide ‘mid-market’ housing.
Current status
  • Application to extend the period of time for approval successful.
  • Revised master plan for Western Harbour approved.
  • Construction halted due to coronavirus March 2020
Key dates
  • Currently (November 2018) going to PAN stage and awaiting FUL applications for various plots
  • Development management subcommittee Wednesday 26 September 2019 recommended approval for both: APPROVED
LHNCC POSITION Supported in principle (see November 2018 minutes)
  • Completes the Western Harbour development
  • Includes park/large area of greenspace
  • Provides much needed ‘mid-market’ homes
  • Very large development incurring traffic management issues
  • Second Application (Phase 2) – potential delays in relation to completion of Park
  • Concern in relation to notification that only 1/3 of Park to be completed (Phase 1)
Actions by LHNCC
  • Forth Ports invited to and attended meeting 26/2/19 to respond to Planning Team Report.
  • 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
Notes Developer website: https://www.forthports.co.uk
Further information CEC revised framework for Western Harbour
CEC reference/link
Cas officer Kenneth Bowes: Email kenneth.bowes@edinburgh.gov.uk  Tel. 0131 529 6724