Greenlight for £80m Skyliner development in Leith

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THE Greenlight has been given for an £80m Skyliner development in Leith by City of Edinburgh Council.

Proposed ‘Skyliner’ development CGI, Image supplied.

The planning application by S1 Developments for was granted, subject to conditions, by City of Edinburgh Council Development Management Sub-Committee today (25th September).

The committee voted in favour of a 338 apartment Build-to-Rent (BTR) scheme on a brownfield site at Ocean Drive on the edge of Albert Dock in Leith.

The amended proposals comprise four blocks of ten to fourteen storeys with 25% ‘tenure blind’ affordable housing.

A previous application for 245 units was approved by councillors in December 2018. The site is allocated for residential development in the Local Development Plan.

For elective renters, the Skyliner development is well located for transportation links around Edinburgh, including the anticipated phase II tram line. Provision for 71 on-site car parking spaces has also been made, including 6 accessible spaces, 12 electric charge points and 2 city car club spaces. Cycle parking provision has been increased to 708 spaces.

Subject to conditions, the scheme will be funded by Legal & General, as the company’s first Build to Rent development in Edinburgh and its second in Scotland. 

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