PLANS have been submitted to build a new Sikh temple in Irvine.

North Ayrshire Council last week received proposals to construct a gurdwara, a Sikh place of worship, to the north of George Court. This would be built just yards from the Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Bank Street, which is currently Ayrshire’s only Sikh temple.The site identified for the new temple is on vacant land, north to the current block of flats in the area.

Mr B.Singh, the man behind the plans, has also proposed to build 51 new car parking spaces around the new temple as well as outlining a possible future link road from new developments. If approved, the building would be fitted with a meeting hall, offices, a classroom, kitchen and dining hall on the ground and first floors.

The main prayer hall and rooms would be included on the second floor. It remains unclear whether the Sikh temple in Bank Street would close to be replaced by the building. 

The Times attempted to contact Mr Singh for a comment but he was unavailable.

Council bosses are currently considering the application.