PLANS have been submitted to North Ayrshire Council which would see a derelict Kilwinning Main Street property transformed.

The proposed development relates to 129 Main Street - most recently used as a job centre.

Now applicants Elliot Properties Ltd. want to tranform the vacant site, and bring more than a dozen jobs to the area.

The are looking to do so by making use of the slightly larger site, to create three different developments.

They are planning to change the vacant building into three areas, one containing a coffee shop, another containing indoor fitness/gym facilities and a final part to be adjusted into three separate shop units.

Planning documents, in reference to the coffee shop, state: "It is proposed to subdivide the ground floor area as follows:

"A coffee shop with ancillary toilet accommodation and new shop frontage accessed off Main Street, fitted out to a high standard to provide coffees, teas, soft drinks, snacks, etc, with internal seating for 16 and external seating within the pedestrianised area for 30 approximately, all within boundary ownership of the building."

The supporting document further details plans for the three shop units.

They add: "Three mixed used use retail units with ancillary toilet accommodation and new shop frontages, all accessed off Main Street."

And further detail is added with regards to the proposed gym/fitness facilities. This would be accessed via the rear car park, rather than from Main Street.

Documents say: "The unit will provide full workout fitness programmes via one to one pesonal training and group training with a complete range of exercise equipment, step, cycling, running, rowing plus weights for full body workouts.

"The group exercise classes will consist of up to 20 individuals in classes such as zumba, pilates, aerobics, fitstep, circuit training, yoga, etc. with approximately 40 classes per week. There will also be facilities for physiotherapy and well being clinics.

"The unit will provide excellent facilities within the Kilwinning and surrounding areas for fitness, well being and lifestyle choices for all age groups and also varying abilities."

The supporting statement provided by the applicant also add that each usage should "accord with the North Ayrshire Council Local Planning Policy due to their location within the town centre".

They also conclude that: "The overall development shall provide a much needed boost to the area both financially and environmentally especially the current climate."

In more detail, they anticipate that the coffee shop would create four jobs, the retail units would creat two per shop, totalling six jobs, and the gym/fitness facility would create a further six jobs.

Plans also include drawings detailing how the development would look on the property's first floor. This would be used largely for storage and office space - though male and female toilets would also be included here.

Plans can be viewed in full via the council's online planning portal, searching for reference 22/00848/PP.

The application was submitted on October 28, before being validated today, November 9 - it is currently pending consideration.