PLANS to site a double decker bus at a coastal car park and turn it into a cafe have been lodged with East Lothian Council.

The bus cafe would see the upper deck of the bus used as a seating area for customers and food served from the lower deck.

Applicants Matsform Ltd said they were happy to take guidance from the local authority about the best place in the car park at “Prestonpans beach car park” which would have the least impact on the surrounding areas.

If approved, it would operate from 7am to 7pm between April and September and 7am to 1pm the rest of the year at the car park adjacent to the Greenhills on the John Muir Way.

In their planning application, the applicants said: “The bus cafe is aimed as an amenity for locals, visitors and walkers enjoying the Prestonpans coastline.

“The colour and finish of the bus would be sympathetically chosen to complement the coastal character in consultation with the planning authority. For example, one of the following: red sandstone, sky blue, Scots pine green.

“Where the bus is sited in the car park has been left open for discussion so the impact to the openness of coastal grasslands and views of Firth of Forth, Fife and Edinburgh can be minimised.”

They also pledged to ensure the area was kept litter free, adding: “The bus will help visitors further enjoy the panoramic views from an upstairs level.”

The application is now being considered by planning officers.