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February 6 2008

The Leith Docks development faces further set backs as newly formed group JUMP (Joined Up Master Planning) has put forward its main principles for an alternative to RMJM’s proposals.

RMJM submitted plans for the development to City of Edinburgh Council last year but has faced criticism from leading architects, with JUMP now organising weekly meetings with a design workshop scheduled in for the weekend of the 16 and 17 February.

The group has placed great emphasis on environmental concerns, such as reusable waste and energy sources, and sustainability as well as urging for a more compelling use for a site it perceives as “unique.”

As plans currently stand, the project would see the construction of around 16,000 homes, 4,000 of which would be built as ‘affordable’ units, as well as a range of leisure facilities, retail and commercial developments.

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