Plans for nearly 30 new homes near Irvine’s maritime museum after have now been withdrawn after noise concerns.

Plans for 28 homes within five blocks at the old Jewson builders merchant’s site on Gottries Road which would see new access roads and 31 parking spaces were withdrawn – with Cunninghame Housing Association confirming an application will be resubmitted after changes from architects.

A separate application for planning permission in principle for a potential second phase of homes was also withdrawn.

A noise impact assessment states:”Following email and telephone correspondence with North Ayrshire Council Environmental Health they have confirmed that they have “serious reservations about the suitability of the site for a residential development” given its close proximity to the Ardagh Glass industrial premises, “which dominates the local existing noise environment and is a 24-hour operation.

“The daytime environment consisted of a steady continuous hum from plant with intermittent noise from internal works just perceptible over the continuous plant noise.

“There was also intermittent though regular noise from HGV movements across the site as well as noise from traffic traversing Harbour Road.

"The night-time noise environment across the development site was similar to the daytime, though with notably lower contributions from traffic.

“Levels vary between LAeq,T 55 – 59dB depending on the time of day with higher levels recorded after 8am and prior to 3.30pm The night-time ambient measurements vary between LAeq,T 52 – 55dB depending on location.

“Mitigation is required to reduce resultant levels of noise from both road traffic and the Ardagh facility.”

Cunninghame Housing Association said: “There have been a number of changes to this and North Ayrshire Council requested that MAST Architects withdraw the application and resubmit.”