RESIDENTS are being invited to view plans for new council houses in the Irvine and Kilwinning areas.

North Ayrshire Council has opened consultation on its newest planned developments which include 50 new homes on the site of the former Towerlands Primary School and a complete rebuild of Dalrymple Place Sheltered Housing to create 33 homes for older people.

Plans for 70 new homes at St Michael’s Wynd in Kilwinning will also be unveiled to the public.

The developments form part of the council’s plan to deliver more than 1,000 new properties by 2023.

A special consultation event will be held at Towerlands Community Centre on Thursday, 20 September, between 4.30pm and 6.30pm, to allow residents to view and comment on proposals to build 50 new homes at the former Towerlands Primary School site.

People will be able to obtain information aboutthe project, give their views on the plans and discuss proposed building works.

A consultation event was also held last week on plans to replace Dalrymple Place Sheltered Housing, Irvine, with 33 state-of-the-art homes for older people.

It is currently anticipated that the existing unit will be demolished during winter 2018 with work on the new complex beginning next spring.

The development is expected to be complete by autumn 2020. A further consultation event will also be held this month to showcase proposals for 70 new homes to the rear of St Michael’s Wynd in Kilwinning.

Local people can view and comment on the draft plans by attending the event in St Luke’s Primary School on Thursday, 27 September, between 4.30pm and 6.30pm.

Following the consultation events, the proposals will be available to view online at where residents will also be able to add their comments.

Cabinet member for Place, Councillor Jim Montgomerie, said: “We’re well on track to build more than 1,000 new council houses by 2023. We are changing people’s lives for the better and transforming communities.”