FRESH plans for a care village on the outskirts of North Berwick are to be submitted.

Two public exhibitions have been held in the last 12 months as developers look at the possibility of creating the care village east of the town.

Goldcrest Communities Ltd and Richmond Care Village Holdings submitted a planning application in August seeking a 60-bed care home, 152 private accommodation units for people aged 55 and over, a community health centre and community hub on land at Castleton Farm.

However, a spokeswoman for East Lothian Council told the Courier: “That application was subsequently withdrawn at the applicant’s request without it having been validated. It will be for the prospective developer to decide whether or not they wish to proceed with a new application.”

The Courier has been told that a fresh planning application will be submitted, although there is no timeframe for when the proposals will be with the local authority.

Goldcrest and Richmond held a public exhibition in May where members of the public were able to see the early proposals for the land to the south of the A198 and between Bass Rock View and Rhodes Holdings.

At that time, about 100 members of the public attended the exhibition in North Berwick Community Centre.

Those proposals were on a different site to the original plans, which went before the public last year.

At that time, the developers were looking at a site to the north of the A198, south of the Glen Golf Club and east of Tantallon Caravan Park.

Despite the change in location, Save North Berwick Views, which was set up in opposition to the original proposals, remained concerned about what was being planned.

The group’s Angela Paterson said: “We are committed to fighting any building on prime agricultural land.”