UPDATE: Deadline for objections & comments postponed to 28th Sept.

Following notifications from the Leith Central Community Council, Leith Councillors and Save Leith Walk, Edinburgh City Council has postponed the deadline for comments on both Planning applications. The new expiry date will be 28th September 2018. This will provide more time for everyone to make their objections and comments heard.

The decision was based on the original addresses of the Planning Applications being misleading, i.e. the original applications omitted the demolition address of the entire red sandstone building at 106-154 Leith Walk.

Therefore both applications are to be re-advertised on the City of Edinburgh Planning Portal with the updated address clearly taking this into

An amazing article from Cockburn Association – Edinburgh Civic Trust Thank you

Stead’s Place: developing a Cockburn View

Leith has always been Edinburgh’s port and still retains a distinctive quality of its own even though it has changed significantly in recent years. It has been reinvented as a lively centre of urban living, a good food destination, and as a hub of creative activity and cultural diversity.

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Guerrilla light projection

Leith Walk Business Centre, S.O.S
Edinburgh Council – Over 12,000 voices say stop the demolition.
The University of Edinburgh – Big opportunity lost; time to revise?
Drum Property Group – Community consultation? Still not listening.
The Scottish Government – 12,000 people, 11 planners, 1 reporter, democratic?

Lobby the Council’s Planning Committee

WED, 22 AUG AT 13:00

Edinburgh City Chambers,  253 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1YJ

Drum Property Group wants to demolish our much loved red sandstone shops and offices on Leith Walk which despite being built in 1933 are still known as the “New Shops”.
We will be taking a deputation to Edinburgh Council’s Planning Committee’s next meeting to ask them to stop the demolition of the building.
The historic sandstone front is an iconic part of Leith Walk and over 10,000 supporters have signed our petition to see it retained.
We will be handing in our petition to the committee and explaining to them why the “New Shops” should stay.
Come along and show your support for our campaign. Bring banners, posters and noise. All welcome.

For more information: please email us at saveleithwalk@gmail.com

An act of Cultural Vandalism

The decision by Drum to board up the shop is an act of “Cultural Vandalism” designed to drive out the remaining businesses and force the council’s hand in backing their plan of demolition. Activists from Save Leith Walk have been cleaning and tidying up the shops for weeks but that wasn’t enough for Drum. Instead they want to turn the area into a wasteland that no one wants. Just look how they have neglected the back site.

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