Musselburgh Active Toun

In 2018, East Lothian Council, and our partners AECOM and Sustrans, gathered data and peoples’ feedback about Musselburgh’s streets. Using that, we identified routes that people thought were important and the improvements they’d like to see.

The first stage of work on this project was summarised in a report Future Proofing Musselburgh’s Infrastructure for Sustainable Modes of Travel.

We consulted on our ambitions for three of the routes between May and June 2021, and subsequently reviewed and analysed all of the feedback which is summarised in a Consultation Report. We also produced a Consultation Gap Analysis Report which identifies sections of the community that may be under-represented in the responses that were received through the consultation.

The feedback plus the effects of other schemes that have developed since we first published the Musselburgh Active Travel Masterplan led the project team to review the Masterplan.  The other schemes include the Musselburgh Flood Protection Scheme (MFPS) which has expanded in scope and scale, the Brunton Journey Hub, Spaces for People and Bus Partnership Fund. The revised Masterplan is set out in the Masterplan Addendum Report.

The MAT team attended Flood Protect Scheme consultations at the Brunton Hall in 2022 and 2023 where we gathered lots of additional feedback.

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Taking into account the MAT consultation feedback plus feedback from Flood Protection Scheme and Spaces for People consultations we have now produced preferred concept designs for Routes 1, 2, 3 and 5 along with key local routes close to the town centre. We have received funding from Places for Everyone to progress the detailed design of all of these routes. The first stage of the detailed design work will be to seek views on the preferred design plans.

We have also been successful in securing funding to commence the concept design of Routes 4 and 6.

We are now in the processe of appointing an external consultant to assist with commencing all of the design work during the 2023/2024 financial year.

This plan shows the revised network of routes.

MAT Masterplan proposals Jan 2022