Do not approve the development of housing at the Goshen Farm site.
Why is this important?
We feel it is important because work at St. Clements Wells, Wallyford (1,450 houses) has now started. We therefore see no need for any additional housing at the proposed Goshen Farm development. Our main objections to the development are: the inevitable increase to the traffic in the already heavily congested town of Musselburgh: and how this development would merge the towns of Musselburgh, Wallyford and Prestonpans into one urban area with the subsequent loss of the individual towns' identities.
In Addition, if Goshen development goes ahead we will lose...
- A huge section of already diminishing Greenbelt land.
- Some of the best Grade 1 agricultural land in Scotland. This is a precious resource.
- A wildlife corridor which allows migratory birds to reach the Lagoons.
- A section of the historic Pinkie Battlefield site.