PLANS to revolutionise Dunbar Golf Club could be with East Lothian Council by the end of the summer.

Discussions about a new clubhouse and hotel at the historic course, which dates back to 1856, have been ongoing for more than a decade.

Earlier this year, Dunbar Golf Club and CALA Management Ltd, who are behind the plans, revealed updated proposals, which also include about 70 homes.

A public exhibition was held at the end of April ahead of a formal planning application being submitted in “late summer/early autumn”.

Tony Thomas, from APT Planning and Development Ltd, is representing the two organisations and was pleased to say more than 60 people had visited the public exhibition.

The plans, as well as including a modern clubhouse and hotel, also feature a new driving range, nine-hole golf course, a golf academy and practice facilities.

Mr Thomas said the general reaction towards the images of the proposed clubhouse was “brilliant”, with many asking when it would open.

Concerns focused on public access versus members’ rights, with a general concern about the level of development throughout the town.

Mr Thomas stressed that plans for a development on the site dated back several years, with older proposals having been given the green light in 2015.

The new proposals, which will not impact on the future of the existing course, were building on the previously approved plans.

Mr Thomas previously outlined the hope that a planning application could be with the local authority by September.

If approved, the first houses would be built a year later, with the clubhouse built in 2022 and opening the following year.

About 17 new homes would be built on the site of the current clubhouse, with the majority further south-east.