Ardrossan community asked for say on regeneration plans for North Shore site

Ambitious £150 million plans for the regeneration of Ardrossan are gathering pace and North Ayrshire Council is asking the local community for their say on a key component of the proposals.

Ardrossan community asked for say on regeneration plans for North Shore site

Over the next eight weeks, the council will be looking for feedback on their vision for the layout of the North Shore/Ardrossan Harbour site.

They recently took full ownership of the site following agreement with Peel Ports and the school and community campus has already been earmarked for the area.

Proposals for the development of the site also include sports pitches, housing, commercial uses, roads, a new coastal path and facilities associated with an extended marina.

And the consultation exercise – which runs until April 9 – will be seeking views on the proposed mix of uses and layout of the area.

The feedback from this will be taken forward and form part of a report to the planning committee recommending a development framework for the site.

An architect will be appointed in March to develop detailed designs for the school and community campus and there will then be additional opportunities to comment on more detailed proposals - eg specific building designs - as planning applications are submitted for other parts of the site further down the line.

Ardrossan community asked for say on regeneration plans for North Shore site

The development of the North Shore site is part of a wider £150m regeneration programme including Ardrossan Harbour, new housing, an extended marina, and new connections which together have the potential to transform the town over a five-ten year period.

Councillor Joe Cullinane, leader of North Ayrshire Councillor and Cabinet Member for Community Wealth Building, said: “The regeneration of Ardrossan and realising the untapped potential of the town is an absolute priority for the Council.

“The site represents the biggest regeneration proposal in North Ayrshire, and together the Harbour and North Shore sites are set to see capital investment of close to £150m in what are exciting times for Ardrossan and the Three Towns.

“As a council we are committed to the regeneration of our towns, and we are looking at how we can make the most of these significant opportunities.

“In Ardrossan that will include how we can link together the main development sites, improve the town centre, and implement our Community Wealth Building Strategy, making sure that our communities can benefit from the employment, education and leisure opportunities provided. We look forward to further discussions with the public on the emerging proposals.”

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