This lighthouse has been like this for some time and nobody has bothered. Now because Newhaven has become a port for bringing visitors from cruise ships to shore, and this is the first landmark they see. There is a bit of panic that it needs to be sorted. If they repaint it, it will just become a blank canvas to start again. It will be interesting to see what solution Forth Ports come up with if any.
Just noticed when I posted it there is a suspicious character sitting underneath it near the water :-)