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Plans in for Leith development

26 Jul 16 Edinburgh developer Cala Management is seeking planning permission to build 425 new homes in the Leith docklands.

Waterfront Plaza
Waterfront Plaza

Cala Management has lodged its plans for Waterfront Plaza, having amended them following public consultation. Concerns were aired regarding the loss of green space and the proposed density of the development. Cala has sought to address this.

The development is proposed for vacant former industrial land owned by Forth Ports, opposite Ocean Terminal. The development will provide 27 studios apartments, 27 ‘colonies’ and 35 townhouses, as well as 230 apartments of varying sizes. In addition, Cala proposes the on-site ‘affordable’ provision of 100 apartments and six townhouses.

Cala Homes land director Craig Lynes said: “Having engaged with the local community, businesses and key stakeholders to help shape this exciting development, we are proud to be able to offer a project that strikes a real balance.

“Leith has been transformed over the past 30 years, however progress has slowed. It is clear that there is a demand for a range of high quality properties to include desirable apartments and family homes in the area.”

Subject to planning permission, Cala hopes to start construction in early 2017.

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