Shape Coatfield Lane and Giles Street

Closed 23 Dec 2016

Opened 7 Dec 2016

Feedback Updated 24 Aug 2017

We Asked

For you to share your history and stories about the Coatfield Lane area and to give your thoughts about the area and what should be built there.

You Said

We learnt a lot about the character of the area before the redevelopment in the 1970s and some of the positives about living there now (being near the shops, public transport)  as well as some of the key problems (parking, safety and anti-social behaviour).

We Did

Collective Architecture is developing proposals for the redevelopment of Coatfield Lane as well as wider changes to the area; this work takes into account the comments received. 


It is proposed to demolish the Coatfield Lane housing development. Share your history and stories, tell us your thoughts about the area and give us your ideas about what should be built there:

  • what type of housing?
  • other uses?
  • what kind of open space?
  • what are the problems and how could they be solved?

It is an opportunity for you to help plan and shape the future development of the Coatfield Lane, Giles Street and Kirkgate area in Leith. 

Why We Are Consulting

The existing housing is to be demolished and replaced; this follows earlier consultation with the community. Collective Architecture is developing possible proposals for the area on behalf of the Council.

There were workshops on 1 December 2016 and this consultation provides the opportunity for follow-up and additional comments. 


  • Natural neighbourhood area - Leith


  • Homeless People
  • People with long term conditions
  • People with disabilities
  • Minority Ethnic groups
  • Carers
  • Jobseekers
  • Low income households
  • Older people
  • Businesses
  • Children & Young People
  • Civil and public servants
  • Elected Members
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual people, Transgender people (LGBT)
  • Men
  • Parents/carers
  • Professionals
  • Residents
  • Road users
  • Students
  • Teaching/Educational staff
  • Visitors
  • Voluntary sector/volunteers
  • Women
  • Taxi Licence holders
  • Amenity groups
  • Architects/designers
  • Built heritage groups
  • Community councils
  • Developers/investors
  • Development management statutory consultees
  • Development planning key agencies
  • Education institutions
  • External councils
  • Housing associations
  • Landowners
  • Libraries
  • Natural heritage/open space
  • Neighbourhood partnerships
  • Planning consultants
  • Professional bodies
  • Scottish Government departments
  • Services/utilities
  • Transport groups
  • Young people
  • Licence holders
  • Employees


  • Land and property
  • Area regeneration
  • Public space