Haddington Sustainable Travel Hub

Closed 25 Mar 2020

Opened 25 Feb 2020

Overview

East Lothian Council is proposing to increase the overall number of car parking spaces in and around the town centre, supporting ambitions to improve the local environment and support the economy.

To enable this, some existing long-stay car parking in the town centre would be re-designated for short-stay use. This will improve parking options for shoppers and visitors.

This would include the potential re-designation of the existing ‘Tesco long-stay’ car park for short-stay use. The status of the car park at John Muir House, East Lothian Council’s head office, will be reviewed to consider the potential for an area to be available for wider public use.

New long-stay car parking – accommodating commuters who require to be parked in the town for the duration of the working day – would be provided through the creation of an edge-of-centre 'Sustainable Transport Hub' at Whittingehame Drive, to the east of the town.

This new facility would provide up to 220 long-stay parking spaces within a 10-minute walk of the town centre. It would also incorporate options for ‘park and ride’, ‘park and stride’, electric vehicle fast chargers, cycle parking and cycle hire.

Why We Are Consulting

Two drop-in events on the 25th and 26th of February provide opportunities to find out more about the proposals to enhance parking provision and accessibility in Haddington town centre. 

This survey is a further opportunity for you to comment on the proposals. 

What Happens Next

Your feedback is help us to design the Sustainable Travel Hub to provide the best possible solution for improving the accessibily of Haddington town centre.

Events

  • Exhibition Drop-in event

    From 25 Feb 2020 at 14:00 to 25 Feb 2020 at 19:30

    An exhibition of the transport hub site selection process and with council officers available to discuss issues and record comments.

    All local residents and businesses – as well as visitors to the town centre and workers from other areas – are invited to attend.

  • Exhibition Drop-in event

    From 26 Feb 2020 at 14:00 to 26 Feb 2020 at 19:30

    An exhibition of the transport hub site selection process and with council officers available to discuss issues and record comments.

    All local residents and businesses – as well as visitors to the town centre and workers from other areas – are invited to attend.

Areas

  • Haddington and Lammermuir

Audiences

  • Local Residents
  • People who live in rented housing
  • Young people
  • Deaf / Deaf Blind people living in East Lothian
  • Everyone
  • Participants
  • Community Councils
  • East Lothian Council Tenants
  • Business Community
  • Third Sector
  • Parents and Guardians
  • Registered Tenant Organisations
  • Prescribed Consultees
  • Rural Communities
  • Local authorities
  • Stakeholders
  • East Lothian Council Staff
  • East Lothian Tenants and Residents Panel
  • Stakeholder Organisations
  • Service Providers
  • Communities
  • Staff & unions
  • Patient involvement groups
  • Area Partnerships
  • Service providers
  • Interest & advocacy groups
  • Local Residents
  • Visitors / Tourists / Non Residents
  • Parents & Guardians
  • Disabled People
  • Children & Young People
  • Service Users
  • Tenants and Residents Associations
  • LGBT individuals
  • People Affected by Drugs / Alcohol Misuse
  • People affected by Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Patients
  • Carers
  • Council staff
  • Parents & Carers
  • School staff
  • Carers of People with Dementia
  • Local Residents
  • Community Groups & Organisations
  • Teachers
  • Staff
  • Students
  • ELC Councillors
  • Citizens' Panel Members
  • Unions
  • Community Planning Partners

Interests

  • Residents' views and priorities
  • Town Centres
  • Climate Change
  • Active Travel
  • Environment & sustainability
  • Planning & development
  • Traffic & transport
  • Parking
  • Town Centre Access