Prestonpans battlefield campaigners suffer substation setback

Battle of Prestonpans  re-enactment

Battle of Prestonpans re-enactment

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Campaigners in Prestonpans have failed to secure the backing of Historic Scotland in their bid to protect a famous battle site from development.

The Battle of Prestonpans (1745) Heritage Trust is angry that the government agency will not be opposing plans for an electricity substation near Cockenzie Power Station, which would encroach on to the battlefield site.

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Historic Scotland has decided that revisions to the original plans by Inch Cape Offshore Ltd, which included moving the footprint of the development, had helped to minimise the potential impact on battlefield.

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