About the campaign

Save Leith Walk is a grassroots public campaign to prevent the demolition of a building, protect the heritage of the Walk, and celebrate the very essence of what Leith is. Please join us now.

DECISION DATE: There is a hearing at the Development Management Sub-Committee on Wednesday 30 January 2019 at 1pm on application no 18/04332/FUL & 18/04349/CON for planning permission at 106 – 162 Leith Walk, Edinburgh.

As a group that has objected, Save Leith Walk have been invited to speak for 5 minutes.

Please note this is a proposed Complete demolition in a Conservation area  and a new development including 471 student flats, a hotel with 56 rooms, 53 “affordable” housing flats,  restaurant(s), a space for potential community and live music venue and retail.

Please come and support us!

Community Planning Workshop

The Save Leith Walk campaign would like to invite the community of Leith to a Community Planning Workshop on Saturday 19th January in order to develop an alternative vision for the land on Stead’s Place as well as the 106-154 Leith Walk red sandstone building. This event will be an opportunity for the community of Leith to voice their wishes and needs in regards to development.

Please register here for the morning and/or afternoon sessions.

The event will take place at:
Leith Dockers Club
17-17a Academy Street
EH6 7EE, Edinburgh

The proposed development

Drum Property group have submitted a Full  Planning Application  for a huge mixed development at Steads place, Leith Walk.

The Planning key details are:

  • Demolition of the red sandstone buildings at 106 – 154 Leith Walk, where a number of lively and well loved local businesses currently operate.
  • 471 Student bedrooms.
  • 56 bedrooms hotel.
  • 6-7 storey high buildings.
  • Only 53 ‘affordable housing’ flats.

Newsletter & Coming Workshop

Our Newsletter #1 is just out:

Save Leith Walk is carrying out a SURVEY of what people’s alternatives could be developed for 106-154 Leith Walk and the land behind.

The results will be used to support a Community Planning Workshop we will be hosting on 19th January 2018. Please take part here.

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