Closed 16 Oct 2020

Opened 1 Jun 2020


ClimatEvolution sets out an overall vision for the future development and use of land in and around Tranent, Prestonpans, Cockenzie/Port Seton, Macmerry and Longniddry, Blindwells new settlement and the former Cockenzie Power Station site. 

ClimatEvolution is not a fixed masterplan, and has no current clear route to delivery. Instead it is a place based response to the Council's Climate Change Strategy. It sets out an ambitious vision for this area over the next 30 years, mitigating and supporting the proposals for built development here and providing a basis for seeking project funding

ClimatEvolution explores ways to enable a transition to carbon neutral and enable major community benefits such as healthy walking and cycling links, an attractive natural environment, employment opportunities, innovative energy generation and leisure facilities. It also looks at making the most of the area’s unique history, including being the site of the Battle of Prestonpans, and its mining and agricultural heritage.

This work has been carried out by OPEN consultants, jointly funded by East Lothian Council, The Lothian Drainage Partnership (with support from the Scottish Government, Scottish Water and Scottish Environment Protection Agency) and Scottish Natural Heritage. The Council has promoted this area as a candidate National Development for National Planning Framework 4. Once adopted, the intention is that ClimatEvolution would become non-statutory supplementary planning guidance.

Click on ClimatEvolution - A Vision under 'Related Documents' below to view the full proposal.

You can view a presentation with explanatory voice-over here.  This goes into more detail on all the aspects of the strategy.

Please note that the open public consultation on ClimatEvolution has closed. The consultation has been extended until the 16 October 2020 for schools and young people.


Why your views matter

We are interested in what you think of all, or any part, of ClimatEvolution, and whether you think the right projects for the area have been identified. Please feel free to comment on any aspect of the consultation that interests you. The Council will take your views into account prior to finalising this document.

Comments can be made by completing the online survey (see below). There is a button at the end of the survey labelled 'Submit Response' - no part of the survey will be received by us until you click this button. 

Or, you can email us at:

Or, write to us at: ClimatEvolution, Planning, John Muir House, Brewery Park, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 3HA

Please mark your response with the title heading: ClimatEvolution

Comments made via email or post must be received by 16 October 2020.

What happens next

Thank you for completing the consultation. The Council will consider your comments prior to the next stages towards approval of ClimatEvolution. We expect to have considered your response and finalise the document by the end of December 2020.



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