KELTY Hearts have applied to Fife Council for planning permission to improve the floodlights at their New Central Park ground.

After being promoted to the SPFL last season, the club is now in the higher echelons of the Scottish game and will start their League Two campaign on July 31.

That's prompted a number of necessary upgrades at the Kelty stadium on Bath Street with additional lighting to provide better and brighter coverage of the pitch.

Extra bulbs will be attached to each of the existing four columns and an accompanying design statement by Doug Cree, of DC Lighting Services Ltd, said that doing so "does not create additional light spill on any of the domestic dwellings within the surrounding of the stadium".

He added: "The switching arrangement allows for the lighting system to be controlled via normal operations via a time clock that ensures the lighting switches off at the prescribed time allowed for in the original planning agreement.

"The additional lights have a separate switching arrangement via a key at the main feeder pillar and are only required for games associated with the Scottish League Two."

In a separate move, the club said they have installed new modular buildings at New Central Park as "our current facilities are bursting at the seams" and Kelty Hearts continue their progression.

They added: "Over the next few months work will be done to create more: a club shop; office and media room; board hospitality room; and a new canteen.

"These are hoped to be finished and open sometime in September."