REVISED plans have been revealed for a residential development featuring 30 new homes next to Irvine's Maritime Museum.

The proposed site - at the former Jewson builder's merchant yard - will comprise 30 units within four blocks in a mix of three storey flats and six family houses, together with 38 new parking spaces, landscaping and servicing infrastructure.

Building firm Ashleigh (Scotland) Ltd have applied for planning permission and North Ayrshire Council is expected to reach a decision on the proposals by mid-February.

A previous application was submitted by the same company at the end of 2021 seeking planning permission for 28 units within five blocks, however, this was withdrawn in May after concerns were raised over noise from the nearby Ardagh Glass factory.

The council's environmental health team previously said they had “serious reservations about the suitability of the site for a residential development” given its close proximity to the industrial premises.

Irvine Times: The current access point to the site, off Harbour Road, will be removedThe current access point to the site, off Harbour Road, will be removed (Image: Street View)

According to the re-submitted plans, the existing access road off Harbour Road would be removed and a new access road would be formed from Gottries Road.

The existing structures on the site were due to be demolished this year.

The site layout has been amended to address the earlier concerns, and an updated design and access statement said: "This allowed the flats positioned nearest the boundary to Ardagh Glass to have less windows into habitable rooms and therefore assist with the noise deflection, together with mechanical ventilation proposed and acoustic fences this satisfied all parties.

"The flatted blocks have been relocated to the southern side of the site to provide additional shielding to the rest of the development from the relevant noise sources."

The plans can be viewed in more detail here.