Longannet site moves on from coal

Plans to regenerate Longannet, site of Scotland’s last coal-fired power station, have been given the go ahead.

Fife Council approved proposals for the land put forward by Scottish Enterprise, the national economic development agency. The planning application, for business and industrial units, was submitted by Scottish Enterprise to the Fife Council planning department in August following consultation with stakeholders, including the local community.

The site has already been named by Spanish train manufacturer Talgo as the preferred location for its new UK manufacturing base.

The process was put into motion during negotiations to purchase the site from current owner Scottish Power in order to demonstrate the enterprise agency’s commitment to the site and commercial negotiations continue.