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Forth Ports submits plans for next phase of Harbour 31 as part of the regeneration of Leith

Posted: 8th July 2024

Forth Ports has submitted a Proposal of Application (PAN) to The City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) for phase two of Harbour 31, known as The Dry Dock at Harbour 31, an exciting new creative and commercial hub on land to the east of Edinburgh Dock within the Port of Leith.

The PAN submitted is the next  phase of the wider Harbour 31 development plans for the area and follows on from the Planning Permission in Principle (PPP) submitted in March this year for 337 new homes and approximately 244sqm of commercial space.

This PAN identifies specific opportunities including business, general industrial use, storage and distribution, training/education facilities, with retail, food and drink uses on a site situated to the east of Edinburgh Dock at the Port of Leith; integrating land at the port into the wider community in and around Leith.

As part of the consultation process to inform the submission of a detailed planning application later in the year, two public exhibitions will be held at Ocean Terminal, Ocean Drive, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6JJ. The first exhibition will be on Tuesday 30 July 2024 between 3pm and 7pm. The date of the second exhibition is still to be confirmed but will likely be in the month of September.

The redevelopment of this area of Leith represents an exciting opportunity to create a new neighbourhood while providing high quality architecture, landscaping and public space which will enhance the city’s connection to the waterfront.

Pamela Smyth, Chief Legal and Property Officer, of landowners Forth Ports Group, said: “This application is the next part of the Harbour 31 vision to create a vibrant new quarter for people to live, work in and enjoy as new green jobs come to Leith.

“Leith is quickly transitioning into a leading renewables hub and coupled with the benefits which can now be gained as the Forth Green Freeport, this will completely regenerate the area.”

The proposals have been designed by gfivethree architects.

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