PLANS have been submitted to North Ayrshire Council which would see a currently derelict site in Irvine transformed into a staycation site.

The application includes details for eight ‘eco-glamping pods’ as well as an attached dwellinghouse for the site.

The area was formerly the Doura clay brick and tileworks manufacturing site and kilns, but is now derelict and unproductive land.

The application also includes plans to create 12 parking spaces at Lochlibo Road in Girdle Toll.

The brickworks site was operational for around a century before its closure between 1940 and 1950.

Plans state that: “The main dwelling will be laid out in a ‘U’ formation with 2 rear annexes forming family accommodation integrated within the main home.

“Separate entrances and parking will be provided to all apartments in the main building.

“Wild grasses will be planted around the front and rear of the principal building.”

While the ‘eco-pods will be set within their own newly created meadow.

The plan is to create a car free setting for these pods, separate to a parking area for visitors to the site.

It continues: “The simple EcoPods will include a double bed, cooking area, WC, shower, sofa and table and chairs. The pods will be constructed out of timber and clad.”

The applications supporting document also states

that a high degree of consideration has been given to “enhancing and improving natural planting” due to the sites rural and countryside location.

This includes the introduction of new hazel, hawthorn and blackthorn hedgerows and mix of cherry blossom, silver birch and oak tree planning.

The application was first received on April 11, before being validated by officials on Wednesday, June 15.