A “LOW-IMPACT business” could be created in the garage of a family home.

A planning application for a dog grooming salon has been lodged with East Lothian Council by Douglas Lauden and Katarzyna Gacek for the property on Tranent’s Fullarton Bank.

A design statement included with the application claims that the use of half of the garage would have “minimal impact on the surrounding environment”.

It notes: “The applicant used to rent a property for his business, but after moving into Tranent and due to having small kids, she is looking to continue her venture locally and most conveniently for customers and for her.

“The applicant plans to have one-two clients a day from the local area.

“For clients who wish to come over by car, she will have a drop-off area in front of the house and entrance to the studio.

“Clients will not be allowed inside, they just will be leaving dogs with the groomer; for those who wish to wait, there are public parking spaces on the street nearby the house.

“She will not employ other people for the job.”