Publication - Correspondence

Planning decision: onshore transmission works, Cockenzie, Prestonpans, East Lothian.

Planning proposal relating to onshore transmission works at former Cockenzie power station, Prestonpans, East Lothian. This case is open.
9 Apr 2018
Planning decision: onshore transmission works, Cockenzie, Prestonpans, East Lothian.

Status of case: current
Action: reference of application direction issued
Action date: 09/04/2018

Scottish Government reference number: CIN-ELN-001
Planning authority reference number: 18/00189/PPM
Planning authority: East Lothian Council

Scottish Ministers may intervene in determining a planning proposal, whether an application or an appeal, where it is felt there is a national interest in doing so. We make all correspondence between ourselves, planning authorities and Historic Environment Scotland relating to each case's progress available to the public.

A decision by ministers is final. However, you may seek an appeal to the Court of Session within 6 weeks of the final decision. The Court of Session cannot change a decision, but it can force Ministers to reconsider one.

The attached documents relate to the planning application for the proposed onshore transmission works associated with Inch Cape offshore wind farm comprising the construction, operation and decommissioning of onshore substation electricity cables and associated infrastructure required to export electricity from the offshore wind farm to the national electricity transmission system at the former Cockenzie Power Station site, Prestonpans, East Lothian (ref. CIN-ELN-001):

  • reference of application direction letter

More information

Planning Circular 3 2009: Notification of Planning Applications provides context to the above proposal.



Telephone: 0131 244 7073

Area 2-H (South)
Planning and Architecture Division
The Scottish Government
Victoria Quay