Albert Dock Barriers

Posted on: January 29, 2021

Forth Ports seeking planning permission to replace the listed chains on bollards in Albert Dock in Leith with fixed panels.

Location: Albert Dock, Stevedore Place, Leith

Planning Application No: 20/05548/FUL

Summary: Applicant seeks permission to install protective barrier along south side of dock

Cockburn Response

The Cockburn Association OBJECTS to this application.

The proposed replacement barrier panels are completely out of keeping with the historical quayside setting of Albert Dock.  We do appreciate the intent by Forth Ports to improve pedestrian safety around the dock, however we feel there are more sympathetic ways of achieving this.

We understand that there has been no meaningful consultation with the local community, including Albert Dock residents.  We are disappointed by the lack of engagement shown by Forth Ports and its approach to implementing these works.

We note that the CEC has opened an Enforcement File having been altered to the ongoing works on this site, in the absence of planning permission and LBC.