North Ayrshire Council to invest £10m in regeneration programme

NORTH Ayrshire Council has outlined plans for a £10 million investment in its housing estates.

Pending approval, the programme will see improvement works carried out to address issues including external appearance, parking provision, road and footpath condition, anti-social behaviour, fencing, landscaping and general grounds maintenance.

North Ayrshire Council’s Cabinet will meet on 15 January to consider the plan which has been drawn up following a pilot project in Bourtreehill, Irvine. This trial saw more than 230 parking spaces created and grounds maintenance improvements carried out. The council said tenant feedback has been “overwhelmingly positive”.

Councillor Jim Montgomerie, cabinet member for place said, “This project shows how committed we are to ensuring our council tenants have the best possible quality of life. Our recent Tenant Satisfaction Survey showed that the overwhelming majority of our tenants – 93% – were satisfied with the council as a landlord with 92% believing they get good value for money from their rent. But we are always striving to do even better and that’s why we are looking to invest at least £10 million in the regeneration of our estates over the coming years.”

The first areas to be selected as part of the regeneration programme are:

  • Castlepark, Irvine – infrastructure improvements and grounds maintenance
  • Woodburn Road, Beith – fencing improvements
  • Highfield Street, Kilwinning – infrastructure improvements
  • Moorburn Road, Largs – fencing improvements
  • Kilmahew Street, Ardrossan – infrastructure improvements