A planning application for a mixed use development of up to 1,000 new homes at Goshen Farm has been submitted to East Lothian Council and this is now open for comment at the following link – http://pa.eastlothian.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=LOQCSUGN07R00
The proposed development could have a massive detrimental effect on Musselburgh and the surrounding area leading to increased traffic pollution and congestion. Furthermore, if the Goshen development receives planning permission the following will be lost:
– A huge section of already diminishing Greenbelt land.
– Some of the best Grade 1 agricultural land in Scotland.
– A wildlife corridor which allows migratory birds to reach the Lagoons.
– A section of the historic Pinkie Battlefield site.
To try to stop the proposed development it would be very helpful if as many people as possible objected to the development.
As well as commenting on East Lothian Council’s website you can also sign a petion objecting to the development – https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-goshen-green-belt.
You can also add your comments to this post, as the Inveresk Village Society may submit an objection on behalf of the community and it would be great to hear your opinions.