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March 3 2016

Up to 500 homes on the way for Ocean Terminal
CALA Homes have submitted a proposal of application notice to build up to 500 homes, a quarter of which will be classed as affordable, on a brownfield site opposite Ocean terminal, Leith.

Waterfront Plaza would incorporate a mix of flats, town homes and colonies housing following hot on the heels of a 28 storey hotel tower, the latest sign of renewed developer interest in an area that has lain largely dormant since the onset of the 2008 recession.

Craig Lynes, land director with CALA Homes (East), said: “Our proposals for Waterfront Plaza are centred around a pedestrianised high quality public realm through the development linking the Shore area to Ocean Terminal. The plans will positively regenerate the area and relate to the proposed Tram Route along Ocean Drive whilst addressing a strong and unmet demand for high quality new housing in Leith.

“We would like to develop a range and choice of homes on the site, to include apartments, colonies and family homes including the delivery of much needed affordable housing.”

A public consultation on the developing plans is expected in April ahead of a full planning application, potentially paving the way for construction to begin early next year.

3 Comments

JH
#1 Posted by JH on 3 Mar 2016 at 18:38 PM
What a let down if this gets the go ahead. The original master plan had real potential, with a mixed use quartermile \ More London style development adding real potential to the waterfront and attracting further inward investment.

Instead more cheap looking rabbit hutches, which could and should be located further along toward Granton where there are huge chunks of land awaiting development for residential housing.
clive
#2 Posted by clive on 6 Mar 2016 at 12:48 PM
someone needs to take on Cala.
They are running rough-shod over Local Plans all over the shop.
They are planning a nice 'little' 300 home green belt development outside Dunfermline at Middlebank, an area specifically EXCLUDED from the current Local Plan, AND the Draft Local Plan. it's not as if the 'Dunfermline East Expansion" wasn't big enough in the first place.
Craig Gatensby
#3 Posted by Craig Gatensby on 16 Mar 2016 at 00:51 AM
I've walked past & lived next to this derelict brown site
Puddles & mud. For twelve years now.
Anything is an improvement!!
I live at Brittania Quay. Rabbit hutches as said by a previous post are perfect for my requirements.
Cleaned, paths & gardens, maintaining the decor gardening taken care of. Modern communities are like this.

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