A HOUSING giant has now purchased land for their plans to build nearly 200 new homes in Irvine.

Persimmon Homes West Scotland announced the latest development in their plans to invest a further £27 million in Irvine that will create a second phase of 197 new homes on the 19-acre at Crompton Way site.

We previously reported in June that a planning application had been approved for the development – after the decision had to be delayed due to COVID 19 earlier in the year amid the lockdown.

The former grassland originally zoned as a ‘General Urban Area’ will be home to a collection of two, three and four-bedroom homes that have been designed to meet the needs of the local housing market.

Doug Law, regional managing director of Persimmon Homes in Scotland, said: “Our continued investment in Irvine underpins our commitment to the creation of high quality new homes in the popular residential location that not only meet the needs of the housing market but also appeal to buyers.

“The popularity of the first phase, Annick Grange, located to the south of the land at Crompton Way, highlighted demand in the area prompting us to lodge our detailed planning application with North Ayrshire Council

for phase two in December


The completion of the land purchase and the achievement of planning consent in June 2020 will pave the way for a start on site in October along with the marketing of the first available properties.

The collection of new homes will include a wide range of different designs which developers say will be ideal for first time buyers, people looking for more space and anyone wishing to downsize.

For more information about the homes or other Persimmon Homes developments, visit www.persimmonhomes.com