Sector - Housing

Proposed regeneration of brownfield site opposite Ocean Terminal, Leith

Cala Homes have revealed plans for around 450-500 much needed homes on a brownfield site in Leith.

Plans for around 450-500 much needed homes have been revealed as part of a wider residential led development proposal on a former brownfield site.

CALA Homes have proposed a “Waterfront Plaza” development on disused land by Forth Ports, located opposite Ocean Terminal, which has already gained support from the shopping centre owners, Resolution Property.

The company has submitted a Proposal of Application Notice to The City of Edinburgh Council relating to an application for Full Planning Permission, and is planning a Public Consultation Event in April.

The development would provide a substantial economic boost to the local area, as well as regenerating land and adding a further contribution to encourage the expansion of the Edinburgh trams project.

The proposed plans for Waterfront Plaza would include a variety of one to three bedroom apartments, townhouses and colonies to include 25% on site provision of affordable homes.

Local ward councillors, Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council have been informed, and CALA are keen to understand the views and opinions of the local community and key stakeholders early in the design evolution process.

Dennis Jones Centre Manager at Ocean Terminal welcomes the residential proposal, which would support the shopping centre through the regeneration of the immediate surrounding area. He said: “Leith is an area full of character and a development of this nature will add to the continued regeneration, making it one of the most vibrant parts of the country to live, work and visit.”

Commenting on the development, Stuart Paterson, Chief Financial Officer at Forth Ports, said: “Forth Ports welcomes CALA’s housing development plans for Waterfront Plaza. The area of land is not currently used to the maximum benefit of the local Leith community and we are keen to ensure that this is changed. This is great news for the local area and will help address Edinburgh’s current housing shortage and support the Ocean Terminal retail development.”