Leith Links Masterplan

Closes 22 Jul 2022

Opened 9 Jun 2022


The City of Edinburgh Council’s Thriving Greenspaces Project has funded the development of 10-year concept Masterplans for Leith Links, West Pilton Park, Inch Park and Inverleith Park, working with local communities and landscape architects to develop ideas for future use and facilities in these parks.

Master planning gives an overall broad plan for an area and is a vision of what could happen, whether or not it is delivered in full depends on several things including local support, funding and resource. 

Leith Links Masterplan

A presentation was given by the council to members of Leith Links Community Council at the start of the Masterplan project in September 2021 to explain the concept and a Working Group was set up. This Working Group is made up of council staff, representatives from the community council, council partners, other local organisations and members of the Leith community. 

To help develop the design the group have met a number of times since September including a park ‘walk-round’ in November.  The council has also kept a wider park stakeholder group, including local sports teams, schools and elected members up-to-date with the proposals, inviting comment and discussion to help develop options for Leith Links.​ Landscape architects produced three versions of the plan, which were reviewed by both the Working Group and the Stakeholder Group in February.

A final draft Masterplan was agreed by the Working Group at the end of March and presented to the Stakeholder Group in mid-April and is now being used to seek comment on from the wider Leith community and park users.  You also have the chance to view the proposals in-person at events such as Leith Gala Day. 

Once the engagement exercise has ended, a finalised concept Masterplan will be completed and presented to Council Committee for approval, ensuring that it represents what the community would like to see delivered (funding and resource permitting) to improve Leith Links over the next decade.

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