Fisherrow Harbour Regeneration

Closed 28 Feb 2015

Opened 29 Jan 2015

Feedback Updated 7 May 2015

We Asked

About people's current opinion of Fisherrow Harbour and for their thoughts on potential improvements to the harbour.

You Said

Respondents raised ongoing issues with maintenance and the lack of facilities at Fisherrow Harbour. The results of the survey also showed support for the Waterfront Group's proposal to fund a feasibility study for ideas to regenerate the Harbour and surrounding area.

We Did

East Lothian Council carried out essential repair work to the internal walls of the harbour. An inspection of the external wall found it to be currently fit for purpose. Professional advice is being sought on the composition of the feasibility study and on any outcomes (e.g. pontoon installations).

Results Updated 7 May 2015

The results of the public consultation have raised the ongoing issues of proper maintenance and the lack of facilities at Fisherrow Harbour.

East Lothian Council has carried out essential repair work to the internal walls of the Harbour including filling in the holes and re-pointing. An inspection of the external wall showed it was fit for purpose. There is no other structural work planned at this time. The Council is aware of the issues with the handrails and ladders.

The results of the survey also showed support for the proposal from the Waterfront Group. This proposal is to fund a feasibility study for ideas to regenerate the Harbour area as a whole including the Harbour itself. Professional advice will be sought on the composition of the study and on any outcomes e.g. pontoon installation.

The public and Harbour users will be kept up-to-date with any developments.

Overview

Fisherrow Harbour is a key historical feature of Fisherrow and an asset to Musselburgh as a whole.

The Fisherrow Waterfront Group is working in partnership with East Lothian Council to investigate ideas to regenerate the Harbour and surrounding area. A number of proposals are being explored in discussions with various user groups at the Harbour.

 

Why We Are Consulting

This survey has been designed to gather information on people’s current opinion of the Harbour. It will also form the basis for a wider feasibility study into possible improvements to the Harbour eg. installing Pontoons or extending the slipway.

The consultation is for all current Harbour Users and for members of the public to become involved in the future shaping of this historic harbour.

 

 

Areas

  • Musselburgh East and Carberry
  • Musselburgh West

Audiences

  • Local Residents
  • Visitors / Tourists / Non Residents

Interests

  • Residents' views and priorities
  • Sport & fitness
  • Parks & open spaces
  • Environment & sustainability
  • Planning & development
  • Tourism