Comment on Cockenzie land agreement

Commenting on the announcement that East Lothian Council has reached an agreement with Inch Cape Offshore Limited (ICOL) on the sale of a small part of the former Cockenzie power station site, Iain Gray MSP said:

“I am still of the view that the Scottish Government should not have imposed this planning permission on the Cockenzie site.  However, with permission for the substation granted by ministers, this is a good outcome, with the size of the construction significantly reduced and the actual site moved away from the waterfront. 

“East Lothian Council have minimised the area they had to sell, and hopefully that means progress can now be made on finding the right opportunity to create jobs and boost the local economy.”