East Lothian Council commenced public consultation on its Main Issues Report (MIR) on Monday 17 Nov 2014.
This means that if you’re an East Lothian resident or have an interest in the future development of the area, the council want to hear your views!
The MIR is the first formal stage leading to the new East Lothian Local Development Plan.
The consultation document sets out possible strategies for accommodating new development such as housing, business and retail in East Lothian.
Following the consultation, the council will consider all responses and use these in preparing the Proposed Local Development Plan, which is expected to be published in late 2015.
The consultation period will run from Mon 17 Nov 2014 to Sun 8 Feb 2015.
A public consultation event takes place today, Thursday November 20, in Prestonpans Community Centre from 2 until 5.30 (drop-in at any point).
Responses to the consultation should be made via the Consultation Hub.
Find out more about the MIR and the public consultation via the links below.
More on Local Development Plan
The summary for the Prestonpans area can be viewed here.
What does this mean for Cuthill Park?
Briefly, Cuthill Park is protected by a Minute of Agreement - a robust yet flexible legally-binding document designed to protect green spaces in perpetuity.
Before a development could take place, permission would have to be sought from Fields in Trust whose aim is to protect open spaces for future generations to enjoy.