Cockenzie Masterplan, Scotland

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    East Lothian Council

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Cockenzie Masterplan, Scotland

Following a highly competitive bid process, a PBA-led multidisciplinary team was commissioned to provide masterplanning services for the redevelopment of the nationally significant former Cockenzie Power Station and surrounding area.

Cockenzie Power Station operated as a coal fired power station between 1968 and 2013. The site contains significant infrastructure assets in the form of a connection to the national grid, a railhead and a pier. The Cockenzie branch line railway, which was used to deliver coal to the former Cockenzie Power Station, runs into the site.

The Masterplan process has developed a clear vision for the future of the site over the next 25 years, devised in collaboration with local communities and stakeholders in a manner which facilitates and reflects a shared understanding of future opportunities and potential. The Masterplan aims to realise the exceptional opportunity provided by the site and its unique combination of assets.

The Masterplan has been shaped and informed by robust and inclusive consultation, working with East Lothian Council, local communities and stakeholders, including national public sector agencies, industry bodies, businesses and local schools.