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The housing proposal
Nearly 30 new homes could be built near Irvine’s maritime museum after plans were submitted to demolish the old builder’s yard.
Plans for 28 homes within five blocks at the old Jewson builders merchant’s site on Gottries Road was submitted by Cunninghame Housing Association which would see, with new access, 31 parking spaces and landscaping.
A separate application for planning permission in principle for a potential second phase of homes was also submitted – after interest from a landowner.
The new development would be the latest addition to new housing down Irvine’s Harbourside area – with work ongoing on the council’s housing project next to Gro.
The planning statement said: “The developed site layout has been informed by the technical constraints of the site, and a desire to respond to certain features of the site’s immediate context.
“The resulting proposal adopts a rough ‘L shaped’ development form, with a new road access being brought into the site from Gottries Road. This serves a shared surface parking/access road, which extends to the south of the site to serve four blocks of family housing.
“This space is overlooked by a three storey flatted block, which occupies the site’s western boundary, with parking located to the front and directly accessed from the new access road, which is intended to be adopted by North Ayrshire Council.
“It is intended that the existing buildings on the site will be demolished in advance of new build works taking place, with a separate Conservation Area Consent and Demolition Building Warrant being applied for.”
Cunninghame Housing Association previously hosted a consultation event at Scottish Maritime Museum for neighbours back in October.
The report adds: “Feedback on the proposals was positive, with the development considered to make a positive contribution to the area and address housing demand.
“During the event one visitor, who owned land adjacent to the site, noted that their land may be available for purchase. Following discussion, sketch options for a potential second phase were developed, as outlined on the layout opposite.
“Discussions are ongoing, although the land in question will be covered by a separate application for Planning Permission in Principle. This will provide a mechanism for future development if agreement can be reached with the landowner.”
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