After ten years as chief executive of South Ayrshire Council, Eileen Howat has decided that the time is right for her to retire. A statement provided by Councillor Martin Dowey, leader of South Ayrshire Council, revealed that Eileen intends to leave in the autumn of this year.
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One of the first tenants on South Ayrshire Council's social lettings agency has praised the service and is encouraging others to give it a try. 'Your Choice' was launched by the local authority back in 2021 to help people on low incomes, or those who had experienced homelessness, find a propert
New homes are to be created on the first and second floors of a listed building in Ayr. South Ayrshire Council’s planning department approved designs by LMA Architects for six flats above the former Clinton Cards and Game shops on the High Street.
South Ayrshire Council has agreed to changes to previously approved plans for 49 new homes submitted by Lynch Homes concerning land north of Barassie Farm in Collenan. The proposal by Lynch Homes features 42 two storey detached houses, with a small number of bungalows north of Barassie Farm, was app
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
A wide-ranging plan to reduce the risk of flooding across Ayrshire has been published.
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
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
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.
Riverside Scotland welcomes South Ayrshire Provost and councillors to Dundonald modular homes project
Riverside Scotland welcomed South Ayrshire Provost Iain Campbell, Councillor Martin Kilbride, Buildings, Housing and Environment Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council, and Councillor Julie Dettbarn, local councillor for the Kyle Ward to Scotland’s first large-scale affordable modular ho
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
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
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.
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.
Plans to build 20 new flats on the site of the former Parkstone Hotel in Prestwick have been withdrawn.