“MARKET demand” has prompted the creation of a beauty salon in an expanding village.

Planning permission has been given to transform a building into a new business at Longniddry Farm Steading.

Hundreds of homes are being built at the site to the south of the East Coast Main Line, which passes through the village.

Alongside the homes, a number of businesses, including a cook school, shop and cafe, have already been given the go-ahead.

The latest plans from the Lord Wemyss Trust show that a beauty salon will be created “in response to market demand and to complement consented uses”.

The business will be open from 9am, closing at 7pm on Monday to Wednesday, 9pm on a Thursday and 5pm on Fridays and Saturdays. No objections were sent to East Lothian Council in response to the application, which was given the go-ahead last week.

A supporting statement for the application noted that the change of use was required to accommodate the beauty salon which had been “secured” for the building.

It reads: “This simply reflects market demand for the spaces within the farm steading redevelopment, which were not known at the time the original permissions were proposed and subsequently granted.”