Forth Ports plans 800-flat Leith neighborhood

Forth Ports said it has submitted a Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) to The City of Edinburgh Council for Harbour 31, a mixed-use development on a 10-acre waterfront site at Leith that “has the aspiration to create a vibrant new neighbourhood.”

The plans for the waterside location include 700 – 800 residential apartments, a hotel, local retail, flexible workspaces and offices and leisure facilities.

The development will see the regeneration of land adjacent to the newly opened FirstStage Studios.

The site would also benefit from the new tram extension due to open in mid-2023.

Forth Ports chief financial officer Carole Cran 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 June 23, 2022, from 3pm to 7pm via where further details of the proposed development can be found.

Following the outcome of the public consultation, a full planning application will be submitted.

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