Watch as protesters make themselves heard over £50 million Leith Walk plans as decision looms

Protesters have taken to the street as a decision on proposals to transform Leith Walk is set to be made.

Wednesday, 30th January 2019, 1:07 pm
Updated Wednesday, 30th January 2019, 1:10 pm
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The Save Leith Walk demonstrators have gathered outside Edinburgh City Chambers, where a decision on the controversial plans is due this afternoon.

The plans include building a £50 million mixed-use development on Leith Walk and have been recommended for approval by council planning chiefs.

Drum Property Group plans to bulldoze the two-storey red sandstone shop frontages and industrial units at Stead’s Place to redevelop the site.

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