CALLS have been made for “a muddy quagmire” on a path linking a new housing development to Dunbar’s schools to be fixed.

People walking from the Robertson Homes site, off Bowmont Terrace, towards Spott Road have to pass under the East Coast Main Line.

While the majority of the path is either tarred or gravelled, there is a small section under the railway bridge which is yet to be surfaced in a suitable manner.

Iain McDonald, who lives on the town’s Dempster Place, was among those frustrated about the small section of path, which became unusable after wet weather.

He said: “The problem is the path directly under the bridge is still a farm track, and with the prolonged rain it has become a muddy quagmire. It is impassable for wheelchair users.”

More than 100 new homes are being built at the site off Bowmont Terrace, with a further 100 given planning permission for a second site, which will also include a new cemetery for the town.

A spokeswoman for East Lothian Council confirmed the ground under that the railway belonged to Network Rail.

She said: “The housebuilders/developers have the responsibility for this path but the ground under the bridge is Network Rail and we understand that they are in discussions to arrange dates for this work to be carried out.”

Network Rail was approached for a comment but did not respond.