EDINBURGH councillors have approved planning permission for the next stage of redevelopment of the Granton Gasholder.
As the restoration of the Gasholder frame continues, work will begin in autumn this year on public realm improvements to the surrounding land.
The City of Edinburgh Council confirmed that the project’s application to the Scottish Government’s Vacant and Derelict Land Fund has been approved. This will tie in with the overall programme of delivery and will secure up to £1.3 million of further grant funding to take this stage of the works forward.
Council leader Cammy Day said, “I am delighted that councillors have recently approved planning permission for the exciting high quality open space element of the redevelopment to the historic Granton Gasholder. The restoration of the Gasholder frame is already underway through funding provided by the council and the UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund.
“With today’s announcement that we’ve been successful in our bid to the Scottish Government’s Vacant and Derelict Land Fund, we’re now able to progress our plans for creating an exciting public space which will see this iconic structure breathe new life into Granton Waterfront.
“This important development represents our plan to transform the structure, the centrepiece of our £1.3 billion regeneration of Granton Waterfront, into a visitor destination with high quality open space for everyone to enjoy.”