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New revisions for Edinburgh marina plans submitted

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Glasgow-based Wilson Gunn Architects has submitted further revisions to its masterplan for the Granton Harbour site at in Edinburgh.

A new reserved matters application has been submitted to City of Edinburgh Council, just a years after the scheme’s developer was granted permission to slash the number of homes proposed from 3,396 to 1,980.

The new proposals would see a further reduction to 1,881 homes, with a greater proportion of family housing for rent than previously.

They also contain a new layout which will provide a new centre for the retail, commercial and leisure space proposed.

A spokesman for the developer, Granton Central Developments Limited, said: ‘We are very pleased with the way in which our development plans have been supported by the local community and we look forward to starting work on this exciting project in 2015.’

Outline permission for the 33ha site was originally granted to previous owner Forth Ports in 2003. In 2009, after the site was sold to GCDL, a new masterplan was approved by the council, with the first set of amendments approved last year.
The scheme contains plans for 9,220m2 of retail space, 4,220m of leisure facilities, 5,000m2 of offices and a 400 berth marina. A 123 bed hotel is also proposed.

The revised scheme also provides for proposed new transport facilities, including the extension of the Scottish capital’s tram service and a potential ferry service to Kirkcaldy, as well as facilities to accommodate cruise ships.

There would also be a larger community boatyard and improved facilities for local yacht clubs.

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