South Ayrshire Council

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The last block of high flats in Ayr is still standing after South Ayrshire Council was forced to stop demolition teams from clearing the site. Two of the famous tower blocks were knocked down in December as part of the council's endeavour to create more new social housing. However, council officials

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South Ayrshire Council has made two new key appointments taking the initial steps to transform their chief officer structure. Councillors appointed Mike Newall as depute chief executive and director of housing, operations and development, and Jane Bradley as director of strategic change and communit

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Acting on the instructions of South Ayrshire Council, Shepherd Chartered Surveyors is marketing the former Ayr Grammar primary school and detached schoolhouse for sale as a development opportunity. Occupying a prominent town centre location at the junction of Midton Road and Carrick Road in an attra

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South Ayrshire Council's biggest housing project in recent years is set to get underway. 160 new affordable homes are to be built on the site of the former Mainholm Academy in Ayr. Starting this month, a mix of 1-,2-,3-,4-,5-and 6-bedroom properties will be built.

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South Ayrshire Council has all but ruled out following the lead of another local authority to use tower blocks designated for demolition as temporary accommodation for Ukrainian refugees. North Lanarkshire Council announced last week it would temporarily reinstate two of the tower blocks it had moot

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South Ayrshire Council has launched a public consultation on its short term licencing scheme.  On January 19 this year, the Scottish Government passed the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Short-term Lets) Order 2022. The council is now currently  in the process of prepari

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A bid to revisit the demolition of high rise flats in Ayr has been resoundingly beaten at the latest meeting of South Ayrshire Council. In 2019, councillors took the unanimous decision to demolish three multi-storey blocks at Riverside Place and build a new development on the site.

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The discovery of asbestos in Ayr's High Flats is set to ensure the demolition of the three blocks located at Riverside Place. Pre-demolition work has begun on the first of the three blocks, with an asbestos survey completed last week.

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South Ayrshire Council has agreed a budget that it said protects frontline services and invests in vital areas such as social care and education. The council has utilised £3.1 million from uncommitted reserves to ensure frontline services are protected and can continue to operate for residents

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New figures obtained by The Salvation Army have revealed a drop in the number of people experiencing homelessness in South Ayrshire. The figures, which were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, indicate that in 2018/2019 there were 1008 residents in temporary accommodation in South

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