An artist's impression of the proposed Edinburgh Marina

An artist's impression of the proposed Edinburgh Marina

Consent has been granted by the City of Edinburgh Council planning committee for a revised masterplan for Edinburgh Marina –­ a 300-berth marina, residential, retail and spa hotel development that will be the focal point of Granton Harbour’s regeneration, 4km miles from the centre of Scotland’s capital city.

The total cost of the project is expected to be £300 million (€402,85 million).

The developers, Granton Central Developments, said that it believed Edinburgh Marina would be the first new marina next to a capital city in Europe for several decades.

The Edinburgh Marina development will deliver new homes for over 4,000 residents as well as local employment opportunities for up to 800 people, while the new masterplan provides for improved marine services, including a community boatyard and improved facilities for the Royal Forth and Forth Corinthian yacht clubs.

The revised version of the scheme, which was initially rejected last year, also makes provision for proposed new transport facilities in the area, including the extension of the tram service.

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