NEW plans have been lodged to transform a large former water tank in North Berwick into a six-bedroom house.

Plans to turn the more-than-100-year-old Heugh Reservoir into a liveable property were submitted to East Lothian Council last year but were withdrawn.

The same agent, Tom Pyemont of Hawick-based firm Pyemont Design greenarchitecture, has now submitted new plans.

He said: “We redesigned it to suit the council, even though we thought it was a fabulous design.

“We started this about 10 years ago and had backing from Historic Scotland, they loved the first design.

“Due to circumstances outwith the client’s control, we only submitted an application last year, which the council were not happy with and wanted us to redesign.

“This application is essentially a follow-on from last year.”

James Barbour, one of the applicants, told the Courier: “The planners wanted the building to still fit in with its surroundings. We’ve took on board the feedback from the planners.”

The new plans show the reservoir, which is a category B listed building, turned into a two-storey house with disabled access and a small car park built into the banking.

Compared to the previous plans, the external walls of the property would be less exposed and hidden into the banking more.

The upper floor has changed and will now contain four en-suite bedrooms, an entrance way, dining room, kitchen area and family/sitting room.

On the lower floor there will be a fifth en-suite bedroom, guest bedroom, drawing room, bathroom and plantroom/gym/cinema.

James addd: “It’s a fantastic property with a bit of history around it, being the old water reservoir for North Berwick.”