Step forward for Girvan housing development

The vacant former garage site at the junction of Wilson Street and Duff Street.
The vacant former garage site at the junction of Wilson Street and Duff Street.

Plans that would see four houses built on a site in Girvan have moved forward after a council planning meeting.

Councillors agreed to give planning permission in principle to proposals that would see four houses built at the junction of Wilson Street and Duff Street in the town.

Despite there being eight objectors to the proposals nobody was in attendance to outline their reasons.

The current site comprises of a vacant former garage, car wash and a warehouse.

Maybole and North Carrick Councillor Wiliam Grant said: “I welcome this development and it’s important that we get the right developments in the right places for Girvan.”

The plans are now expected to receive full planning permission though with eight objectors outlining disagreement with the initial application, then the regulatory planel may well have to discuss the planning application in full.

It is undertsood that the dwelling houses will be single storey in design and incorporate living accomodation into the roof space.

Objectors had raised concerns via the council’s website over the potential impact of the proposed houses on amenity by way of overlooking and overshadowing window and garden areas should they be bigger than single storey in height.