East Lothian Access Study – ‘ Case for Change’ - Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance

Closed 10 May 2019

Opened 15 Apr 2019


East Lothian Council has appointed Peter Brett Associates (PBA) to examine transport links to and from East Lothian, predominantly looking at the corridor through the west of the county broadly following the A1 and East Coast Main Line. It is here where the majority of journeys converge on the transport network.

This work is being carried out to provide an evidence base to promote a step change in connectivity for the area. It will consider building on the interventions set out within the Council’s Local Development Plan and Local Transport Strategy and seek to maximise the integration of sustainable transport options in the area. The work will include consideration of how best to align land use and transport with ambitions for future development in the area, such as a larger new town at Blindwells and for the re-use of the former Cockenzie Power Station site.

The initial process involves identification of transport problems and issues that currently exist in the study area, as well as those which may arise in future. The study will also consider opportunities to enhance and improve transport integration and connectivity, to provide sustainable transport options.

We are currently gathering evidence of transport problems across the area, and as part of this research we and we would like to capture the opinions and aspirations of local people. Essentially, we would like to understand the transport problems faced by communities and gather views on how the transport network could be improved to provide improved access to employment and services.

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