Musselburgh town centre vision to be put to public

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A BLUEPRINT to boost the fortunes of Musselburgh town centre is being put to the public in a series of consultations.

Central aims of the vision include building on the town’s “unique identity” by celebrating its history and heritage while encouraging additional investment.

Residents and businesses are invited to have their say on the strategy which is being exhibited in Musselburgh Library until June 28 and the Brunton Hall until July 19.

Council leader Willie Innes said local views would help “prioritise” investment.

“Musselburgh is the largest town in East Lothian and the council recognises that investment is required to achieve positive changes and economic benefit for both local residents and businesses.

“The responses collected from this consultation will inform us of the favoured priorities for Musselburgh and the council can then plan appropriate support.”

The strategy has been informed by a 2011 engagement exercise undertaken which was complemented by a survey in which 1200 people commented on how they use the town centre.