New houses for Kilmory

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A new application has been made to build seven houses in Kilmory aimed at being more affordable to families living on the island.

A planning application to build the seven detached houses on the former site of Kilmory primary school was approved by North Ayrshire Council planning officials a year ago but now needs renewal.

Planning permission was first granted in 2008 for the development of five detached houses but applicant, architect John Lamb, believes there is now a need for cheaper more affordable homes.


In a statement to support the application by Beechacre Homes Ltd, Mr Lamb says: ‘Since then (2008) market conditions have changed, with the applicant believing demand for larger family houses in the Kilmory area are diminishing with an increased awareness of a need for more affordable homes on Arran. In light of this, the applicant has re-evaluated the design brief.’

An artist’s impression of the housing development.