The original village of Beckton was named after Simon Adams Beck, the man responsible for building the local gasworks in 1870.
Money from the sale of the former gasworks nearby could be used to finance the estimated £350,000 cost of demolition.
After his father was horribly killed in a gasworks accident, the 13-year-old David and his mother were left in considerable hardship.
Before 1964, gas was manufactured at the old gasworks plant in Cottesloe.
Officers are recommending the scheme, which is near to the proposed home/office development on the site of a former gasworks , for approval - subject to 36 conditions.
It was later marketed by the authority in conjunction with the gasworks site, currently being developed for housing and a new hotel, but there were no takers.
It's built on the same gasworks site as the Millennium Dome was, which needed heavy decontamination works before construction began in 2000, and the first residents moved in about two years ago.
The normal explanations for the Bonnybridge sightings are the proximity of Edinburgh airport and the gasworks at nearby Grangemouth.
This was otherwise a rotten location, an inaccessible brownfield site heavily contaminated by what had been the largest gasworks in Europe.
Three large mill buildings stand in a U shape around a courtyard which contains the earliest extant gasworks chimney in Scotland.