North Ayrshire is set to launch a multi-million pound spruce up of its council estates.

A minimum of £10million would be invested in addressing a range of issues in council estates such as external appearance, parking provision, road and footpath condition, anti-social behaviour, fencing, landscaping and general grounds maintenance issues.

The proposed work would kick off in Castlepark – which will see infrastructure improvements and grounds maintenance – and Kilwinning’s Highfield Street which will be given infrastructure improvements.

If approved at North Ayrshire Council’s Cabinet meeting today (Tue sday , January 15), the programme will see improvement works carried out across the area after a pilot project in Bourtreehill.

This trial saw the creation of more than 230 additional parking spaces and grounds maintenance improvements carried out to improve the amenity of the area – with NAC saying tenant feedback had been overwhelmingly positive.

Further proposed projects include Broomlands receiving infrastructure improvements and grounds maintenance in 2019, sub divisional fencing work in Bimson Place in 2019/20 as well as parking improvements in Corsehill and inf rast ructure improvements in Dirrans.

Work proposed for 2020/21 include external façade improvements and roof works in Irvine’s Burns Street.

Cabinet Member for Place, Councillor Jim Montgomerie, said: “This project shows how committed we are to ensuring our Council tenants have the best possible quality of life.

“Our recent Tenant Satisfaction Survey showed that the overwhelming majority of our tenants – 93 per cent – were satisfied with the Council as a landlord with 92 per cent believing they get good value for money from their rent.

“But we are always striving to do even better and that’s why we are looking to invest at least £10m in the regeneration of our estates over the coming years.

“In the last year alone, we have spent about £25m into maintaining and improving existing housing stock and this new investment will help ensure our tenants can be proud of where they live.”

Further down the line meeting papers state the full 10 year Estate Based Regeneration Programme indicates a total of 272 units for demolition and replacement, though excluding several projects still to be planned.

Additional replacement new build units, to maintain stock numbers, would be provided through future reviews of the SHIP.

The investment programme will be refreshed annually to ensure that the programme remains up to date.