PLANS for a Starbucks on the outskirts of Dunbar have gone cold.

Drawings showing the global coffee shop chain’s presence on land near the town’s Asda and McDonald’s were submitted to East Lothian Council shortly before Christmas last year.

The planning application, which was for advertising consent for various signs showing the Starbucks logo, was submitted by Ormiston-based Burton and Speke Ltd.

No planning application for the building of the drive-thru coffee shop was validated by the local authority’s planning department.

The Courier approached the agents for Burton and Speke Ltd to check if plans would be resubmitted but received no response.

Images with the now-withdrawn application feature a drive-thru with eight electric vehicle charging points, as well as spaces for a further 35 vehicles, including three disabled spaces.

For the coffee shop to be built, a separate planning application would need to be submitted to East Lothian Council.

In January, the Courier asked Starbucks about the plans. A spokeswoman for Starbucks said then: “We are always looking for new locations and opportunities to bring the Starbucks experience to customers in the UK, but at this time we have no updates to share about plans at Dunbar.”