A bid has been launched to demolish a “redundant” farm building east of North Berwick and replace it with a modern two-storey home.

The plan is being led by East Linton architects APT Planning and Development on behalf of Graeme Tapner to create a new family home on the outskirts of the town.

The development is proposed at 5 Rhodes Holdings, close to the junction with the A198 at a “dilapidated” agricultural building and near to several other modern homes.

Artist’s impressions show that the home would be contained over two storeys in a T-shape, with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a large open plan lounge and kitchen area.

On the ground floor, a large garage space would also be created alongside a rear, outdoor “BBQ area”.

The existing building occupies a “prominent site” and the applicants believe the new development would offer a “far more attractive and interesting building compared to the large, unattractive and redundant former agricultural building that currently occupies the site”.

It is argued the development would be “appropriate for the area” and avoid the pitfalls of “creating isolated or sporadic development in the countryside”.

In design, the home would be clad in “trapezoidal metal sheeting” to retain a sense of agricultural feel, with dimensions mirroring the existing structure as closely as possible.

The home is proposed to be as “close to carbon neutral as possible”, with solar panels installed, upholding the “rigorous standards of energy efficiency”.

The planning statement added: “The house is intended as an energy-efficient, carbon-neutral new home for the applicants to occupy, designed to replicate some of the key design characteristics of the existing outbuilding whilst creating a beautifully designed new home. The development will see the creation of an attractive family home in place of a dilapidated former farm building.

“This will deliver a positive impact to the wider landscape and views of the site from the A198 will be improved.”

A decision is set to be made by April 5.