AN INTERNATIONAL pizza chain’s bid to open premises in Haddington has moved a step closer.

Drawings showing changes to the sign at 14 High Street – currently home to The Grain – were revealed at the end of last year.

The images show that the premises would become home to Domino’s.

DPSK Ltd submitted three applications to East Lothian Council – for advertising consent, planning permission and listed building consent.

Advertising consent has now been given after the council received no objections from members of the public.

Domino’s already has premises in Musselburgh and Tranent.

In the face of the applications, an online petition has been launched calling on the local authority to turn down the proposals.

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It reads: “Our community is already home to numerous local pizza shops, run by hardworking families who are integral parts of our social fabric.

“The introduction of this multinational chain threatens their livelihoods and the unique character of our town.

“The proposed location for this new outlet is on our main high street – an area already struggling with parking issues.

“With the influx of delivery vehicles that a Domino’s would bring, we anticipate severe congestion and further strain on parking facilities.”

The petition can be viewed at

A decision on the remaining two applications is anticipated to be made by the end of next month.