Forth Ports and planners to outline docks future at public meeting

Leithers will get a rare chance to hear, and question, Forth Ports staff on their proposals for the future of the docks in a meeting called by planners.

The meeting, which somewhat ironically is to take place in an emty shop unit in Ocean Terminal – the shopping centre Forth Ports built and is now trying to sell – aims to allow local residents to consider the two broad options for the future of the docks that are proposed in the councils Main Issues Report consultation.

Officials from Scottish Enterprise, who are subsidising the production of a new detailed masterplan for the land owned by Forth Ports, will also be in attendance.

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Eventually, the council will adopt one of the two options and incorporate it into a new Local Development Plan that will guide the overall direction of development on the docks for years to come.

You can find more details on the Local Development Plan on the council website and you can find out more about the planning policies and developments affecting the docks in this post we wrote a couple of weeks ago.