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.

Our Newsletter #1 is just out:

Save Leith Walk is carrying out a survey of what people 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 in January. Please take part here. 

View the Planning applications

The two applications (demolition + new development) gathered over 3,500 official objections (!) on top of the 12,300 signatures to stop the demotion . This is unprecedented in Edinburgh.

The case is now in the hands of the Planning Department. We will keep you updated.

You can still view the applications online.


  • The 1st Planning application is for the demolition of the red sandstone building at 106-154 Leith Walk.

Click on this link to view the Full Planning application documents.


  • The 2nd Planning application is for the new development.

Click on this link to view the Full Planning application documents (inc. all drawings).

 

The proposed development

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

The Planning 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.
  • 523 Student bedrooms.
  • 56 bedrooms hotel.
  • 6-7 storey high buildings.
  • Only 53 ‘affordable’ housing flats.

Planning Reports prepared by the Campaign

Save Leith Walk Campaign have drawn up two reports which list a number of material considerations why both the demolition of 106-154 Leith Walk and the new developments proposed for that site should be rejected.    These material considerations are so significant that we believe fair consideration by planning officials and the planning committee will lead to the refusal of planning permission for the new development.

We have produced these with the help of volunteers with skills in planning, architecture, community development, environmental issues and other areas.

We are happy for all interested parties to use our information as long as it is in line with our aims of saving Leith Walk and maintaining a vibrant and diverse community in Leith.

Please click here to download the SaveLeithWalk objection report to the demolition

Please click here to download the SaveLeithWalk report to Planning Submission.

If you can add something further to our conclusions, we would welcome this input.

Please email us at slwplanningcomments@gmail.com.

Campaign Events Calendar

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