Plans have been submitted which would see four rented houses built on the site of the old Kings Arms hotel in the village of Dailly.
Ayrshire Housing has submitted a planning application for the new houses after overcoming a complex legal battle since the burnt out site was demoloshed by South Ayrshire Council in 2012.
The housing association finally acquired the site which overlooks the bridge over the River Girvan last year.
Ayrshire Housing said Ayr-based architects ARPL architects had designed a scheme which was both sympathetic to its location as well as creating adaptable and energy efficient homes.
The proposals for the site would see two blocks each with two bedrooms which would then be up for rent upon completion.
Ayrshire Housing added that a key part of the design was to build houses that had high levels of insulation and minimal space heating requirements due to Dailly having no mains gas.
Jim Whiston, the director of Ayrshire Housing visited the community council meeting last month in Dailly to explain the proposals to members and residents.