Iain comments on Cockenzie announcement

Commenting on the news that East Lothian Council is Scottish Power’s preferred bidder for ownership of the former Cockenzie power station site, Iain Gray MSP said:

“I welcome Scottish Power’s announcement on the ownership of the former Cockenzie power station site. This is the news we have been waiting for and should hopefully mean that plans for the site’s future can start to move forward.

“I have always been clear that those plans must be community-led and enjoy the broad support of local people. However, I am equally clear that the development of the site offers a unique opportunity to bring new economic opportunities and jobs to East Lothian.

“East Lothian Council’s masterplan process means that much of the preparatory work has already been done. I hope that the ownership of the site can now be finalised as rapidly as possible, and that the hard work of ensuring we maximise the economic and social opportunities in the area can finally get underway.”