DISABLED access to a picturesque beach could be improved under plans being drawn up.

Dunbar and East Linton Area Partnership (DELAP) is exploring the possibility of creating improved access to Belhaven Bay.

Pippa Swan, who was previously chairwoman of the group, highlighted the proposals at Dunbar’s community council last month. Mrs Swan has now met with staff from East Lothian Council to discuss the issue.

She told the Courier: “I cannot believe there cannot be an answer.

“We can get people to the moon, surely we can get a buggy across the Biel Burn and onto the sands.”

To cross the burn, members of the public can either wade through the water or use the Bridge to Nowhere, but Mrs Swan is keen to see relatively minor alterations made to allow people in wheelchairs or with buggies to access more of the beach.

One of the options being explored is the idea of creating another structure which crosses the Biel Burn.

That could see culverts being used to create a new crossing, which would be submerged at high tide and the iconic views of the Bridge to Nowhere would not be lost.

A spokeswoman for the council said ahead of the meeting with Mrs Swan: “We are aware of a desire from members of the community regarding improving access to Belhaven. There is a meeting to discuss possible options, which will help to identify both current concerns and any potential future solutions.”