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PE01537: Proposed Energy Park at Cockenzie

Environment Energy

Petitioner: Shona Brash on behalf of Coastal Regeneration Alliance


Date Lodged: 05 November 2014

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to abandon the proposal for the development of an Energy Park at Cockenzie, and ensure that any future proposals are subject to full public consultation and do not extend beyond the existing footprint of the former power station.

Petition History:


9 December 2014: The Committee took evidence from Shona Brash, and Gareth Bryn-Jones, Coastal Regeneration Alliance. The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Scottish Power, Scottish Enterprise and East Lothian Council. Link to Official Report 9 December 2014

3 March 2015: The Committee agreed to write to Scottish Enterprise and East Lothian Council. Link to Official Report 3 March 2015

28 April 2015: The Committee agreed to write to Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Power and East Lothian Council. Link to Official Report 28 April 2015

23 June 2015: The Committee agreed to close the petition, under Rule 15.7, on the basis that the proposals for the development of the energy park at Cockenzie have been dropped. Link to Official Report 23 June 2015   

Written Submissions:

We welcome suggestions by the local communities to transform our communities in a vibrant, positive manner whilst retaining our rich heritage and history.

A massive and inappropriate development which would blight the area

Andy Macrae

22:05 on 05 Nov 2014

This proposed development is inappropriate for the area and lack of public consultation is insulting. If this proposal goes ahead those responsible should hang their heads in shame at wasting an opportunity to improve rather than destroy the area.

Stuart Fowler

21:40 on 05 Nov 2014

once again it seems a community is being hoodwinked by its local authority

david kilkerr

18:16 on 05 Nov 2014

Good cause

Julia Hewitt

13:16 on 05 Nov 2014

All plans must be subject to full public consultation, there is a void of information on this proposed development.

Eilidh Nicolson

11:44 on 05 Nov 2014

Completely inappropriate scale of development for that site.

Terence Hegarty

11:36 on 05 Nov 2014

Dont extend beyond existing foot print...snd have a full public consultation.

sasha spring

11:31 on 05 Nov 2014

Through this proposal the change in infrastructure means that a main road will be removed between cockenzie and port seton and Prestonpans. This therefore means we are left with one road access in and out of the village. This therefore will cause congestion especially in peak summer periods when the camps are busy with tourists.


10:35 on 05 Nov 2014

This proposal destroys wildlife habitat in an area that requires urgent attention to wildlife survival

Alan Graham Macdonald

9:34 on 05 Nov 2014


Raymond mcarthur

9:32 on 05 Nov 2014

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