East Lothian Council has appointed Peter Brett Associates (PBA) to examine transport links to/from East Lothian, predominantly looking at the corridor through the west of the county broadly following the A1 and East Coast Main Line. It is here where the majority of journeys converge on the transport network.

This work is being carried out to provide an evidence base to promote a step change in connectivity for the area. It will consider building on the interventions set out within the Council’s Local Development Plan and Local Transport Strategy and seek to maximise the integration of sustainable transport options in the area. The work will include consideration of how best to align land use and transport with ambitions for future development in the area, such as a larger new town at Blindwells and for the re-use of the former Cockenzie Power Station site.

The initial process involves identification of transport problems and issues that currently exist in the study area as well as those which may arise in future. The study will also consider opportunities to enhance and improve transport integration and connectivity, to provide sustainable transport options. PBA is currently gathering evidence of transport problems across the area and we would like to supplement our research with the opinions and aspirations of the local community. Essentially, we would like to understand the transport problems faced by the communities and hear how you believe the transport network could be improved to support the area in terms of providing improved access to employment and services.

As such, we would appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey which should take no more than 10 minutes. Please be assured that no personal details will be provided to our client or any third parties. The closing date for submissions is 10th May 2019.

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