Forth Ports unveils plans for mixed-use development at Leith waterfront
Forth Ports has submitted a Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) to the City of Edinburgh Council for a mixed-use development on a 10-acre waterfront site at Leith.
Named Harbour 31, the development has the aspiration to create a vibrant new neighbourhood for Leith including 700-800 residential apartments, a hotel, local retail, flexible workspaces and offices and leisure facilities. The site sits on a dockside location and fits well with the council’s Local Development Plan as being a housing-led, mixed-use development.
The development will see the regeneration of land adjacent to the newly opened FirstStage Studios, providing a place to live and work, for both creative and green jobs, as the Port of Leith transitions to become Scotland’s premier renewables hub. The site will also benefit from the new tram extension due to open in mid-2023.
Carole Cran, chief financial officer of landowners Forth Ports Group, said: “At Harbour 31 we plan to create a vibrant new quarter to live and work, as new creative and green jobs come to Leith. With the option to walk to work or an easy tram ride into the city centre, this new neighbourhood will be a focal point of Leith’s continued regeneration.”
An online public consultation will take place on 23 June 2022 from 3.00pm – 7.00pm via www.harbour31.com, where further details of the proposed development can be found.
Following the outcome of the public consultation, a full planning application will be submitted.