MEMBERS of the public have until tomorrow (Friday) to comment on ambitious plans for the outskirts of Dunbar.

Retail and leisure units, drive-thru units, a hotel, offices, a nursery, care home and elderly amenity flats, as well as industrial and storage units, would be created on the site, which is to the rear of the town's Asda store.

An innovation centre, to assist in accelerating the business growth of entrepreneurs, business start-ups and SMEs, is also included in the plans, which feature 100 low carbon affordable homes for rent.

The new homes on the 54-acre site would be aimed at key workers, such as NHS staff, police and care workers.

An online presentation took place earlier this month, which gave people the chance to see the proposals for DunBear Park for the first time.

The scheme, which is based around the DunBear sculpture, would see “a mixed-use development” created.

Ken Ross, from applicants Hallhill Developments Ltd, was pleased with the turnout at the exhibition, which took place online as social gatherings were cancelled due to the coronavirus.

He said: “We are incredibly grateful and would like to thank those who took the time to participate in the digital consultation event for the low carbon community we are proposing at DunBear Park.

“With more than 2,000 visiting the website to date we are delighted with the response we have received so far, which has surpassed our expectations.

“We are encouraging residents to participate in the consultation process by visiting our virtual exhibition at before this Friday to find out more and offer feedback on the plans.

“We will use this information to shape our development proposals for this area, delivering further sustainable economic growth and creating new job opportunities.

“What are seeking to deliver is an exemplar development, which not only Dunbar, but East Lothian and Scotland can be proud of.

“The support of the community will be crucial in achieving this.”

Those looking to submit their views should go to or e-mail