DEVELOPERS behind DunBear Park have been urged to provide a full picture of what is planned for the site.

Hundreds of jobs could be created at the area to the rear of Dunbar’s Asda store, but community councillors have called for a full plan for the land to be produced.

Already, plans have been sent to East Lothian Council for Lidl, B&M and Starbucks to open stores.

The fate of each of the proposals is yet to be decided.

Hallhill Developments Ltd, which is behind the site, would like to see a variety of retail, office, leisure, distribution and residential opportunities, as well as community uses, created on the land.

Pippa Swan, chairwoman of Dunbar Community Council, was among those frustrated at the situation.

She said: “Give us a cartoon, a sliver of what it is going to look like. Forget branding on the front door, is it tall, small, where are cars going to be parked, how do paths work?

“Nobody is saying chapter and verse but just give us a sliver of what it is going to look like: an indicative plan and some visuals.”

Last month, East Lothian Council’s planning department gave the go-ahead to an application allowing roads, footpaths and street lighting in the 54.3-acre site.

At that time, Ken Ross, from Hallhill Developments Ltd, highlighted the importance of the latest step forward.

Road access will be created between Dunbar Garden Centre and Asda, with a second access point coming between the supermarket and the neighbouring McDonald’s restaurant.

It is hoped that the applications surrounding Lidl, B&M and Starbucks will help move forward other potential developments.

Mrs Swan called on the developers to produce a masterplan with architectural detail.

She said: “What we said all day long working with Dunbar Trades’ Association was that whatever happened to that important site, it had to be considered and thoughtful of this place and not just yet another cobbled-together commercial opportunity.”

Ward councillor Norman Hampshire, council leader, said that the applications regarding Lidl, B&M and Starbucks were still being considered by council officials.

The councillor stressed that the land was earmarked for employment use and added: “There is real interest in the applications that have been submitted.

“They are employment opportunities and new retail that some people like and some people do not.

“The applicant did have an interest in trying to create more than business uses, which would have got a lot more money and value to the land, but we are saying nothing else will be allowed other than employment uses.”