ANOTHER planning application to turn a former auction house in Musselburgh into a cafe/restaurant has been submitted to East Lothian Council.

Ciao Roma Restaurants Ltd is hoping to receive approval for a change of use of the premises at 163 High Street, where alterations would be carried out.

Previous planning applications for alterations and part change of use have already been approved by the council.

In 2017, a revised planning application for the eatery was submitted to East Lothian Council by Edinburgh restaurateur Franco Martone.

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The cafe plan had been approved a year before but it was hoped to increase the seating area by creating an upper floor level and external public terrace.

The saleroom and antique dealer shop, which was at that time to continue to trade in the building, was accessed through a close, with Eskside Pharmacy at street level and a residential property above.

A previous planning statement issued by Edinburgh-based Format Design on behalf of Mr Martone said that the cafe would take advantage of the riverside setting.