THE masterplan for the future of the former Cockenzie Power Station site should be revealed to the public, according to a local councillor.

East Lothian Council undertook extensive public consultations to draw up its vision for the land last year.

Then last week it was confirmed that ScottishPower would sell the land to the council.

The call for the masterplan to be unveiled has been made by Councillor Lachlan Bruce, ward member for Preston, Seton Gosford.

Mr Bruce said: “Whilst it is great news that East Lothian Council has now become ScottishPower’s preferred bidder, issues still exist in that we aren’t being told what is going to happen with the site.

“The consultation process finished nearly a year ago yet those that took their own time out to take part haven’t heard a thing since and people in the communities affected are beginning to worry we are going to be ignored again.

“The council should now publish what its plans for the site are and let the public have their say.”

East Lothian Council said it had plans to reveal more about its vision for the site “in due course”.

A council spokesman said: “The council welcomes the recent news that we are ScottishPower’s preferred bidder to purchase the former Cockenzie Power Station site.

“We have been working hard to achieve this outcome and are now looking to progress formal purchase of the site.

“The site presents an important opportunity for economic development. Following the masterplanning process we will ensure local communities continue to be involved and engaged. Our intention is to provide more information to the community on the next steps in due course.”

Prestonpans Community Council has urged the council to reassess the potential of a cruise terminal at the site, after pointing out it was not in any of the four scenarios put before the public by consultants earlier this year.

Brian Weddell, community council chairman, said the potential for a successful port for cruise ships needs to be fully investigated. R