Levenhall Lagoons Consutlation (ScottishPower Consultation)

Closed 31 Aug 2016

Opened 4 Aug 2016

Overview

musselburgh lagoons

ScottishPower is gathering feedback on its proposal to restore the final two lagoons at Levenhall Links, Musselburgh.

The last two operational ash lagoons at Levenhall are no longer required following the closure of Cockenzie Power Station in 2013. Both lagoons form part of the Firth of Forth Special Protection Area and the lagoon closest to the mouth of the River Esk has been designated as both a Ramsar site and a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its value to wading birds.

ScottishPower has developed a proposal to carry out restoration of the lagoons in order to improve their biodiversity potential and to protect their environmental designations.  

Since the closure of Cockenzie Power Station, ScottishPower has discussed restoration options with East Lothian Council, SEPA and Scottish Natural Heritage. As the proposals developed further input was sought from the RSPB. The proposals were initially shared with the public at the RSPB's Big Nature Festival held at the lagoons in May 2016.  

Further consultation will include meetings with local Community Councils and local Area Partnerships and a public consultation event will take place in the Brunton Hall on the 25th August (see below for further details).  

Why We Are Consulting

This consultation phase with the local community, stakeholders and other interested parties will be used to inform the Restoration Plan as it progresses. Comments received will be reviewed and ScottishPower may undertake further development studies before submitting a formal planning application to East Lothian Council.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Local Residents
  • Stakeholders
  • Visitors / Tourists / Non Residents
  • Community Groups & Organisations

Interests

  • Environment & sustainability
  • Biodiversity