PLANS to bring a former indoor market in Irvine back into use will no longer be considered by council officials.

It comes after the planning application for the derelict building on Bank Street was withdrawn by the applicant.

The Times had previously reported how Sangha Kurunveer, of Evergreen Storage Solutions, had plans in store for the once thriving market.

Once a hub of activity, by the time it closed for the last time in 2013 only a cafe, fruit and veg stall, card stall and a hairdressers remained.

While the proposals by Mr Kurunveer may not have seen the return of footfall, locals were excited by the prospect of the derelict building coming back into use.

Mr Kurunveer's proposals would have seen the use of the facility changed from an indoor market to “self-storage facilities”.

But less than two months after the application was submitted to North Ayrshire Council, it has now been withdrawn.

No reason has been given for the decision, however it was noted at the time of the submission that very little detail could be drawn from the application.

The only information which was clear from the floor plans within the proposal was that the building would be entered via Bank Street and East Road.

Despite the withdrawal of the application on March 23, the plans can still be viewed in full via the council's online planning portal, searching for reference 23/00008/PP.