Forth Bridge Experience
Posted on: March 4, 2022
The Cockburn Association has been consistent in its support for all aspects of the ‘Forth Bridge Experience’
Address: The Forts 3 Hawes Brae South Queensferry EH30 9TE
Proposal: The development of a Forth Bridge Walk Reception Hub building and installation of access system on Forth Bridge
Reference No: 22/00358/FUL and 22/00360/LBC
Closing date for comment: 16/5/2022 (for 22/00358/FUL) and 4/3/22 (for 22/00360/LBC)
Determination date: 25/5/2022 (for 22/00358/FUL) and 26/3/22 (for 22/00360/LBC)
The Cockburn Association has been consistent in its support for all aspects of the ‘Forth Bridge Experience’.
We support this LBC application as for the first time in the bridge’s history, the public will be able to access this world-famous structure, to explore its heritage and to access outstanding, world-class views.
Suitable assessments and safeguards must be put in place to secure the bridge’s historic fabric for future generations.
We also support the refreshed proposals are for a a single-storey reception hub to the east of the Forth Bridges which echoes the industrial heritage of the area. But particular care is required to ensure that the stated aim of sympathetically positioning the proposed hub in the existing landscape while minimising the impact on the surrounding environment is achieved.
Proposals for new active travel and accessible access provision require ongoing consultation with appropriate local and amenity stakeholders.
Image taken from Planning Application 22/00358/FUL and copyright remains with the owner