Portobello Community Council

Portobello Powerleague Site and Tumbles Car Park For Sale as ‘Development Opportunity’

Posted on: February 7th, 2017
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City of Edinburgh Council are advertising the Powerleague site at Westbank Street, Portobello, for sale, along with the Tumbles car park.

The blurb says:
 
“The site is currently part used as a five-a-side facility and part as a car park for the Council owned Tumbles Leisure facility on Westbank Street. The site extends to a total of 1.54 hectares (3.81 acres).

 
“The site is situated on the edge of the Portobello Conservation Area and a mixed use development is envisaged which will also conform to the North West Portobello Development Brief. The recent changes to the boundary of the Conservation Area should be reflected in any development proposal.
 
“The frontage to Portobello High Street could be developed, for example, for commercial accommodation with residential above, provided that the development contributes to the vitality and facilities of the town centre.
 
“Residential use would be appropriate for the remainder of the site and any proposal should provide the appropriate level of car parking, in the region of 50 spaces, solely for use by the Tumbles Leisure facility.
 
“Parking for any proposed developed on the site should, however, be kept to a minimum. Proposals should also reflect that part of the site is currently zoned for open space and an element should be retained alongside the Figgate Burn.  “
 

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