NEW lighting columns have been approved at Port Seton Harbour.

East Lothian Council gave the green light to the scheme, which will see three eight-metre lighting columns put in place.

Port Seton Harbour Commissioners’ plans were approved by the local authority’s planning department after no objections were received from the public.

The planning officer said the new lights would “not be unusual or overly prominent features in public views”.

They said: “By virtue of their modest scale, form and appearance, and their positioning, the lighting columns and cabinet would be appropriate to their setting and would not appear as harmfully obtrusive or incongruous features.

“They would not be harmful to the character and appearance of the Cockenzie Conservation Area or the special architectural or historic interest of the harbour.”