THE North Ayrshire roads team has recommended refusal of an application for a new salon in Springside.

They state issues around parking as their reason to recommend rejection.

It comes after an application for a new commercial unit was submitted for the Main Road area, on a site which is currently vacant land, earlier this month.

This is situated adjacent to the existing Quinn's Wee Shop in the village.

While the application only states that the proposed unit would be used for a "Class 2 financial, professional and other services" business, attached floor plans appear to show that this would be a salon.

These show that there would be space for six chairs, and a further two hair wash/rinse stations.

Further documents include the responses of both Scottish Water and the North Ayrshire Roads team to the proposal.

Scottish Water state they have "no objection" to the plans, though the roads team raise one particular issue.

They say: "Active Travel and Transport would recommend refusal of this application on the ground that the proposal does not include any off-street parking.

"An application was submitted to extend the neighbouring property which this service had no objection to as the existing retail development has operated for a number of years without any reported issues and the proposed extension was unlikely to attract a significant number of additional vehicles.

"This application is for an erection of a new retail unit, which will attract an additional increase on the amount traffic movement.

"As there is no dedicated off-street parking or any public car park nearby, Active Travel and Transport recommend refusal of this application on the ground that there is insufficient parking."

They added: "A new retail unit for Class 1 and Class 2 of this size will be required to provide a minimum of three off street parking spaces."

The application was submitted to North Ayrshire Council as planning authority on Monday, February 13, and is currently pending consideration.

This can be viewed in full via the council's online planning portal, searching for reference 23/00109/PP.