Residents in Irvine are being invited to view draft plans for new housing on the site of the former Stanecastle School.

The planned 30-home development forms part of the council’s plans for 1,625 new properties by 2027.

Interested residents are invited to take part in the online draft plans consultation hosted by North Ayrshire Council housing services.  

The event will allow local people to view and comment upon the draft plans and house designs, which include a mix of modern, energy-efficient housing on the site of the former school.

The £6million development – supported by Scottish Government funding of £2.5million - will provide general needs houses, homes suitable for wheelchair users and amenity bungalows with a mix of two, three and four bedrooms.

Councillor Jim Montgomerie, NAC's cabinet member for green new deal and sustainability, said: “Despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, our ambitious housebuilding programme is still well on track to deliver more than 1,600 new homes for our residents in every part of North Ayrshire.

“While Stanecastle School will hold many fond memories for people, it will be great see the site given a new lease of life and the opportunity to create new memories for families in modern, affordable, energy-efficient homes.”

Construction is currently anticipated to get underway in Spring / Summer 2022 and the homes should be ready for residents to move into in 2023.

Local people and interested parties can view and comment on the plans for the site online at from January 19 until February 18.

To book an appointment to discuss the plans for the site please email or telephone the council's affordable housing team on 01294 324031.