Plans launched for 48-home development in Kilmarnock

A public consultation is to be held on plans for a new housing development at Kennedy Drive in Kilmarnock.

The proposals, which have been developed by East Ayrshire Council and CCG (Scotland) Ltd, could see the build of 48 homes on the site of the former Silverwood Primary School.

Plans show that the development would consist of four two-bed homes designed to meet the need of wheelchair users, three two-bed homes for older residents, 29 two-bed terraced homes, seven three-bed homes, three four-bed homes, one five-bed bungalow, and one eight-bed home designed for a wheelchair user.

Blair Millar, head of housing and communities at East Ayrshire Council, said, “Public consultations are an essential part of any proposed housing development. It is very important that the local community have their say before we submit a planning application.

“The development proposed for Kennedy Drive is ambitious and designed to meet the needs of local people. The 48 homes have been carefully considered and the design includes attractive green spaces. This development is also the council’s first net zero project with full consideration being given to low carbon technologies. This includes the proposed installation of air source heat pumps instead of gas boilers, the use of Scottish products and materials wherever possible to reduce transport energy and solar panels installed on all roof spaces.

“Any feedback received will help inform the final proposals submitted to Planning and the Ayrshire roads alliance.”

The public consultation for Kennedy Drive, Kilmarnock will open on Wednesday 18 May and will close on Wednesday June 1.