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Residential-led masterplan initiated in Portobello

December 18 2020

Residential-led masterplan initiated in Portobello

A masterplan to develop industrial land overlooking the Firth of Forth as a residential-led mixed-use neighbourhood is taking shape with a new proposal of application notice put forward by Manse.

New homes are planned for the site of a garage at 24 Seafield Road, part of a much larger phased waterfront regeneration initiative which serves as a key plank in the City of Edinburgh Council's City Plan 2030.

Intended to seed broader confidence that the masterplan can be delivered in full the application Colin MacPherson from Manse said: “We are delighted to be bringing forward these exciting proposals for Seafield, which will serve to demonstrate that not only this site, but the development of the wider area is achievable.

“As we have seen with major masterplan sites across the city, building out an area with the complexity of the whole Seafield will take some time.Our proposals for this first phase will hopefully serve to kick-start that process and instil investor confidence in its deliverability."

A digital consultation event will be held on 28 January between 15:00 and 19:00 ahead of a detailed planning application.

The full masterplan will be delivered in stages over the coming decade
The full masterplan will be delivered in stages over the coming decade


#1 Posted by Daniel on 18 Dec 2020 at 13:05 PM
Absolutely no issues with redeveloping this bleak stretch, but this really shows the limitations of our terrible developer-led model for this type of change. They're starting with the plot the furthest away from everything, and its just going to bake in car ownership from the beginning.
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#2 Posted by Positive Comments Only on 20 Dec 2020 at 10:23 AM
In these types of situations there are usually very sound reasons as to which plot gets developed first, usually due to existing leases coming to an end or technical issues that need more complex solutions to deal with. That's just reality.

A site of this size in this location has got the opportunity to be something rather special. I don't mind which site gets delivered first as long the masterplan on which it is developed is creative, considered and well though through.
#3 Posted by Pragmatist on 21 Dec 2020 at 14:39 PM
Has the potential to be a nice site. Need to sort out the smell from the adjacent Seafield sewage works, or only sell the units on cold days, and most importantly what about the dogs and cats !

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