CALA to hold public event on Leith site plans


REPRESENTATIVES from CALA Homes will meet the public to discuss proposals for around 450 new homes on a former industrial dockland site in Leith.

Plans for the ‘Waterfront Plaza’ development on disused land opposite Ocean Terminal, will be presented to the public on April 21 within the shopping centre.

The event follows the submission of a Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) earlier this month. CALA said it is now keen to understand the views of the local community and key stakeholders early in the design process.

Craig Lynes, land director with CALA Homes (East), explained, “Leith has been transformed over the past 30 years, however progress has slowed. It is clear from our nearby Albert Dock development, that there is a demand for a range of high quality properties to include apartments and family homes in the area.

“The benefits of the Waterfront Plaza go beyond the creation of much needed new homes. Our proposals are centred around a pedestrianised high quality Public Realm through the development linking the Shore area to Ocean Terminal.

“The plans will positively regenerate the area and relate to the proposed Tram Route along Ocean Drive whilst addressing a strong and unmet demand for high quality new housing in Leith.”

The firm plans to lodge a Detailed Planning Application in the summer which, if given the green light, could see work on site start early next year.

The exhibitions will take place at the main entrance foyer in Ocean Terminal, on April 21 between 12-7pm