AN APPEAL has been made to allow a property catering for “responsible and respectful clientele” to remain as a short-term let.

East Lothian Council is weighing up the application from Susannah Lorimer for the second-floor flat on Dunbar’s Friarscroft.

An application for a certificate of lawfulness has been submitted for the two-bedroom property, which is owned by The Mackenzie Family Trust.

A supporting statement included with the application says that the flat – one of five in a residential block – is in “a peaceful environment”.

It notes: “The applicant maintains close contact with guests prior to arrival and meets them in person to provide information about the property and the local area.

“With rules in place to prevent parties and bookings from under-25s, the property caters to a responsible and respectful clientele.

“The property attracts a range of guests, including families on holiday, golfers, walkers and individuals visiting family members in Dunbar.

“It also serves as accommodation for workers at nearby sites such as the wind farms, Tarmac and the Valencia landfill.

“The property’s location and amenities in the vicinity contribute to its appeal for guests engaging in various activities and supporting local businesses.

“With the applicant personally undertaking cleaning and maintenance tasks, the property is well looked after, creating a pleasant stay for guests.”