PLANS have been submitted to North Ayrshire Council which would see another 115 homes built in Kilwinning.

It comes little over three months after a 400-house Persimmon development was approved in the town in West Byrehill.

This latest application, from CCG Homes, would see the new development created in vacant land just off Nethermains Road - little over a mile away from the Persimmon site.

The site would be accessed via two entranceways off Nethermains Road.

Irvine Times: The site is situated adjacent to the B779, Nethermains Road.The site is situated adjacent to the B779, Nethermains Road. (Image: NAC planning)

Of the 115 homes proposed for the site, 76 of these would a range of different terraced and detached three bedroomed houses.

The other 39 properties would all be four bedroomed detached homes.

All of these homes, which would be two or two and a half storeys high, would be for private sale by the applicant CCG Homes.

Alongside the homes, 336 parking spaces (which includes both garaging and open parking) will be created on site.

Looking more at the application site, it is located to the south of Kilwinning within Nethermains Industrial Estate. It is bounded by Nethermains Road on its west, Almswall Park to its north, the River Garnock to its east and the industrial estate to the south.

Irvine Times: The location of the proposed development.The location of the proposed development. (Image: NAC planning)

This is well situated for a number of local amenities, such as Almswall Park, the Nethermains Community Centre, the Kilwinning Medical Practice and Blacklands Primary School - which are all within a kilometre of the proposed site.

It would, however, border the busy B779 road, which connects this area of Kilwinning to the A78 - and the applicants state this B-road "would be greatly improved by a dedicated crossing".

While on the opposite end of the spectrum, the site is also adjacent to part of the National Cycle Network Route - with its path which runs along the River Garnock.

Discussing the site, which is currently vacant after last being used as a Malcolm Group depot, the application states what would be done in relation to the various trees which currently cover a large proportion of the 4.01 hectare stretch of land.

A former industrial building is also contained on part of the site.

Irvine Times: Part of the proposed site.Part of the proposed site. (Image: NAC planning)

It says: "There are some trees currently on site however, none of these are under any Tree Preservation Order and will be cleared for the development.

"The dense vegetation on the northern, eastern and southern boundaries will remain untouched."

It does add, however, that the trees on the perimeter of the site would be maintained as the "woodland serves to enclose the site and is an attractive asset".

Further work on the site will be required prior to any work commencing, if approved, as a site assessment found "identified elevated heavy metals, petroleum hydrocarbons and PAH’s and detected asbestos in the made ground soils across the site".

This soil will have to be removed from the site, and the ground re-tested, before work can progress.

Irvine Times: Another area of the proposed site.Another area of the proposed site. (Image: NAC planning)

The applicants, prior to the submission of their application, consulted the public on the development - though no comments or responses were received.

Their full application was submitted to North Ayrshire Council as planning authority on February 13 and is pending consideration.

It can be viewed in full detail, and comments can be made, online via the council's online planning portal, searching for reference 23/00061/PPM.