PLANS to build a house on ground next to the former Heugh Reservoir on the southern edge of North Berwick have been withdrawn.

The plans were submitted to East Lothian Council by Geddes Consulting on behalf of Tom Tait, retiring farmer of nearby Wamphray Farm, asking that a four-bedroom home be built on a disused area of a field at the farm to the east of the water tank and west of Heugh Steadings.

The house would have been topped with a sloping green roof of planted sedum.

The plans were met with criticism from members of North Berwick Community Council who voted to object.