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Ideas sought on Seafield

IDEAS are being sought as to what to potentially do with a stretch of land between Portobello and Leith.

At its towards-Portobello end, Seafield is mostly car showrooms and a Lothian Buses depot. While closer to Leith, it is derelict land (much of it litter-strewn) and waste water treatment plant.

Says the survey invite: “[The] City of Edinburgh Council have [sic] proposed that a large area of Seafield should be considered for allocation as ‘housing-led mixed use development’ in the next Local Development Plan. Whilst no plans have yet come forward, changes to the site could have a major impact on north-east Edinburgh over the next ten years.”

In January, the council issued a housing study, to its City Plan 2030 – here.

The survey has been launched by the Portobello Community Council, in association with neighbouring community councils: Craigentinny and Meadowbank and Leith Links.

Portobello Community Council published its views on the City Plan 2030, here.

A deadline of the 24th of this month has been set for responses to the survey, which can be found, here.

The story is picked up by the website, EdinburghLive (here), which, as a teaser as to what might be, references plans for a “multi-million pound harbour development has been proposed for Folkestone in Kent”.

Pictured: Car showrooms to the right, Portobello beyond

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