AN ACUPUNCTURE therapy studio in an Aberlady home has been given the go ahead.

East Lothian Council approved Rita Kalagate’s proposals for her home on School Road after receiving no objections from members of the public.

The bungalow would be extended to create new upstairs bedrooms, with the studio created downstairs in a further new extension.

Planning officials deemed that the “small-scale operation” would not “significantly alter” the residential character of the house.

Similarly, conditions could be imposed to ensure the business was run on an appointment-only basis.

The planning officer’s report noted: “If operated on an appointment-only basis, with only one customer attending the house at any time, the limited amount of vehicle and pedestrian movement by customers of the proposed acupuncture therapy would not give rise to a harmful level of impact on the residential amenity of the occupiers of the neighbouring properties of School Road through overlooking, noise nuisance or other disturbance.

“Subject to the imposition of those planning controls the operation of the part of the property as an acupuncture clinic would not be harmful to the amenity of the neighbouring and nearby residential properties or of the wider area.”