A NEW home will be created in a building once earmarked for a speakeasy-style bar.

The property, on Brewery Lane, has been used as an office but can now be turned into a two-bedroom home.

East Lothian Council’s planning department approved the proposals from OSC Ltd last week.

Two bedrooms will be created upstairs in the Belhaven property, with off-street parking also provided.

Plans were previously submitted by a different applicant to turn the building into a speakeasy bar called The Cat’s Pyjamas.

But they never found favour with the council, which highlighted the lack of parking spaces for such a venture.

Dunbar Community Council was “mainly in support” of the home application.