Fort House Regeneration Project
The Council's Development Management Sub Committee granted full Planning Permission and Listed
Building Consent for the Leith Fort
development on Wednesday 17 April
The application and all related documents can be found on the
Council's website at the following link Planning
and building standards online services - City of Edinburgh
Council using reference 12/04268/FUL. The application is
for 94 new homes for affordable housing, of which 32 are for
social rent and 62 are for mid market rent.
Regular drop-in sessions to give residents the opportunity to
ask questions about the general regeneration have taken
place. The first of these took place on Tuesday 06 November
2012 with further drop-ins taking place in December 2012 and
January 2013. These are informal meetings where a number
of Council staff are available to answer individual's questions on
regeneration, demolition and the redevelopment of the site.
Further drop-ins will take place during summer 2013.
The demolition work at Leith Fort is complete. A
public meeting, focussing on the demolition of the building, was
held on Wednesday 26 September 2012. The meeting was well
attended. The Contract Manager from DSM gave a presentation on the
demolition and took part in a question and answer session. A programme of works has
also been provided by DSM.
was delivered to neighbouring residents and businesses in July 2012
to provide more information about what can be expected during the
Initial archaeological investigations have taken place on the
site and there was an archaeology watching brief during the
demolition. Further archaeological surveys will take place in
Development Group and consultation
A development group to represent
neighbouring interest groups such as the Hamilton Wynd Residents
Association as well as the Community Council, the Police, Edinburgh
Tenants Federation, the local office and the Fort Community wing,
amongst others, was established at the end of last year. This
group will help to share information with those they represent and
promote the community consultation that will take place in
March. There is also a regular Fort House update to the Leith
Neighbourhood Partnership Housing and Built Environment
Public consultation on the early designs for the site took place
between Friday 16 March and Thursday 22 March 2012. Over 70
people visited the display in Leith Library which showed the
proposals for the new development. The architects, along with
Council and Port of Leith Housing Association staff, were available
throughout the week to answer questions. Thank you very
much to all who attended and left comments.
PDF copies of the pictures used as part of the display can be
downloaded by clicking the links below:
Display Board 2
Display Board 4
Display Board 5
Graphs showing the results of the consultation survey can be
viewed by clicking the links below:
Graph 1 - Do you
like the proposed Layout?
Graph 2 - Do you like
the proposed roads and paths through the site?
Graph 3 - Do you like
the heights of the buildings?
Graph 4 - What should
the green space be used for?
Graph 5 - Do you agree
with homes having access to private and communal gardens?
Further information on Council and Committee decisions relating to
Fort House can be found under the Committee Papers on
Line section of the Council website http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/cpol
Information on all regeneration projects in the City of
Edinburgh can be found on the
Last updated April 2013.
For further information please contact Hazel Ferguson or phone 0131